We believe that education is an essential pillar for the welfare, growth and fulfillment of every human being, as also for the development of society.

We seek to support a comprehensive education, encouraging creativity, art and care for the environment in children and young people, thus enriching their academic training towards the needs of society, both now and in future.

Our goal is to work together and create partnerships with educational institutions and foundations in initiatives that enhance the talent, creativity and human development of the students. Since education is the cornerstone of human development and society, we prioritize providing opportunities for students to access an education that fosters reflection and critical thinking in our country.

Therefore, we support artistic talent and encourage the integration of art in education, as it is a means of expression that increases and enhances cognitive and perceptual abilities and expands our capacity of reflection and observation.

At the same time, we understand that we are facing a critical point in our planet, in which resources are being rapidly depleted and we must change the way things are done and adapt them to our reality. For this reason we seek to provide learning opportunities in various subjects related to the sustainable use of our natural resources.

In order to achieve the above, we aim to work with organizations from different fields, such as universities, rural schools, environmental and cultural institutions, thus generating a synergy which translates itself in results of a higher impact.

Projects

Residency Program

Art and science come together in this program that invites artists, scientists and communities to work together in the southern regions of Chile as well as abroad. With this program, Fundación Mar Adentro seeks to contribute in environmental education through art and interdisciplinary interactions.

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Active Teachers

The Active Teachers program aims to contribute in the formation of teachers in the field of arts, culture and matters pertinent to the care and respect for our nature.

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Puerto de Ideas Festival

The Puerto de Ideas Festival is held every year for the past seven years in Valparaíso, and since April 2014 in Antofagasta. Around thousands attendants gather in Valparaíso to participate in this meeting dedicated to the exchange and circulation of ideas through debates, conferences and interviews around humanistic, scientific and artistic topics. Fundación Mar Adentro collaborates as a sponsor of this festival and has also implemented their Active Teachers program since 2012.

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TOKI Music School

(Español) Desde marzo de 2015 FMA beca a docentes de música para colaborar con esta iniciativa artística liderada por la pianista Mahani Teave mediante la ONG TOKI.

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Universidad
Alberto Hurtado

For several years our foundation has been collaborating with the University, supporting its growth and development of educational opportunities for students. These contributions were among the first philanthropic initiatives of our founder.

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(Español) Cabras de Fundación Origen

Fundación Origen

Under our mission of supporting initiatives that grant children and young adults access to integral education that focuses on a reflection on and care for the environment, we support Fundación Origen in the construction and implementation of the School of Arts and Crafts, a project that is a part of the Agroecological School of Pirque, whose educational approach is sustainable coexistance between children and the environment.

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Christian Boltanski in Chile

The Christian Boltanski in Chile project was carried out between 2014 and 2015 and consisted in the preparation, installation and presentation in Chile of the work of one of the most important French artists of this time. The project considered three key milestones led by Chilean curator Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel from BBO Cultural Developments with the collaboration of Fundación Mar Adentro.

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Colorearte
Educating Through Art

Colorearte is an annual dyeing competition created for students in primary, secondary and special educational establishments of all Chilean educational facilities. It aims to contribute to art education through various dyeing techniques. FMA has collaborated in various ways in this highly esteemed project.

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Restoration of the
Artequín Museum

In 2013 Fundación Mar Adentro supported the restoration of the Paris Pavilion, a national historic landmark which now houses the Artequín Museum located in Santiago, Chile.

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