Culture and the arts are essential components of a comprehensive education leading to the full development of the individual. Therefore, Arts Education is a universal human right, for all learners, including those who are often excluded from education, such as immigrants, cultural minority groups, and people with disabilities (Road Map for Art Education, UNESCO, 2006).

Sharing the conviction, expressed in UNESCO’s Road Map for Art Education (2006), that all youths have the right to grow in dignified conditions and fully develop their potential, the Foundation identified Art, in all its forms (music, dance, theatre, poetry, mime, sculpture, painting and clowning, among others), as its specific, priority area of intervention and built a strategic vision centred on the philanthropic support of youths living in extreme social and health disadvantage.

This choice was also made after observing that culture and the arts, particularly in critical conditions, do not receive sufficient acknowledgement and support by public and private entities despite the recommendations comprised in the 2006 UNESCO’s Road Map for Art Education.

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Pe No Chao, Recife (Brazil)

To achieve this goal, Alta Mane supports:

  • Artistic workshops in contexts of social exclusion in favour of extremely marginalized young people.
  • Artistic workshops in therapeutic contexts in favour of youths in extreme psychological and physical distress.
  • Awareness-raising initiatives showing the transformative capacity of art through Festivals, plays, tours and specialist reviews and the promotion of its Partners’ artistic initiatives and works to increase their visibility and potential future self-sustainability.
  • The realization of spaces and facilities to host artistic activities dedicated to extremely vulnerable youths, research and the donation of means of transport (only after a long-standing and valid relationship with the Partner).

Link to the Road Map for Arts Education (UNESCO).