The project in summary
The project in detail
This project aims at promoting artistic expression – visual, body and plastic arts – as an integral part of the education offered by public primary schools in Granada, using art as a tool for social transformation.
Approximately 250 students attending two primary schools located in underprivileged areas of Granada.
Escuela de Comedia y Mimo started organizing socio-artistic activities in 2001 in Granada for ten children and youths from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, providing training in theatre, mime, clowning, circus, dance and handicraft.
Today, these ten young artists offer circus, acrobatics, dance, theatre, manual skills, literature, computer and English classes to the children of Granada.
This project aims to spread artistic expression in primary schools and throughout the communities of Granada, reinforcing academic performance through art. Art is, in fact, fundamental to learn, develop skills, gain awareness and think critically.
Escuela de Comedia y Mimo
Founded in 2001, the association supports children and youths living in the outskirts of the city of Granada (Nicaragua) by organizing artistic activities both at the cultural center las Botellas (the association’s headquarters) and at neighbouring schools.
Between 2008 and 2015, Fondation Alta Mane accompanied Escuela de Comedia y Mimo development through its Swiss partner Equal Education Fund (EEF) (link). In 2010, it also supported the first edition of the Berrinche Ambiental Festival, that gathered more than 300 street artists from various American countries. Since 2016, Fondation Alta Mane has been supporting Escuela de Comedia y Mimo directly, in partnership with Fondazione Alta Mane Italia. Since 2017, Fondation Alta Mane supports the cultural centre Las Botellas in partnership with Fondazione Alta Mane Italia (link).