The alliance signed today by the Minister of Culture, Ernesto Ottone, and the president of Fundación Mar Adentro, Madeline Hurtado, will strengthen the management and networks of both institutions with projects in different regions of Chile as well as Santiago that will seek to improve the ongoing training of teachers in the field of the arts and culture.
Being a teacher and being updated on cultural topics is difficult due to restraints in time and access, especially for those who are living in isolated areas. That is one of the concerns shared by the National Council of Culture and The Arts of Chile and Fundación Mar Adentro, entities that decided to join forces so that students from different fields can count on teachers trained in art and culture beyond their own disciplines.
The National Council of Culture and The Arts promoted an alliance with Fundación Mar Adentro, a private non-profit organization that manages projects with multidisciplinary teams to promote equitable education, sustainable urban planning, and preserve the ecological and cultural heritage in Chile.
“Education is one of the priorities of our public agenda, where the role of culture and heritage is preponderant in the training of teachers and students. We know of the infinite advantages and benefits of integrating the arts into the educational process and that is why we are celebrating this agreement today to prepare teachers and pedagogical artists from all regions of the country,” said Minister of Culture Ernesto Ottone.
The signing of this agreement seeks to implement joint projects in Santiago and throughout different regions of Chile; award grants for teachers to travel, learn and participate in different teacher training initiatives; and to integrate other educational agents, such as artists who develop pedagogical functions. In November we will be working with teachers from the regions of Arica, Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, O’Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos, Los Lagos, Aysén, Magallanes and Metropolitana.
“We know that joining disciplines to educate has very positive consequences in promoting an integrative vision of knowledge. People can learn science through art, or care for the environment through an exhibition. The CNCA has had special interest in working in regions, which has strong networks that we hope to strengthen with this alliance,” says Madeline Hurtado.