We believe in education and art as the pillars of well-being and self-realization, and hence those of society. Art is a form of expression, of knowledge, that builds bridges between diverse people and disciplines.

We support comprehensive education that fosters creativity, art, and care for the environment to enrich the academic formation of children and young adults. Our goal is to create alliances and work with educational institutions and foundations in initiatives that promote the student’s development as human beings. We prioritize offering young adults opportunities to access an education that encourages reflection and critical thinking.


Poligonal: Art and Science Talks

These talks are intended as a space of reflection that bring together art and science to address environmental issues from various converging perspectives, seeking to expand horizons and approach creative solutions for environmental protection.

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Active Teachers

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

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Bosque Pehuén Residencies

This program is geared towards the integration of art and science. Artists, scientists, and communities are invited to work together in the southern regions of Chile as well as abroad. Fundación Mar Adentro seeks to contribute to environmental education through art and additional interdisciplinary interactions through this program.

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Theo Jansen in Chile

The extraordinary creations of Theo Jansen come to Chile for the first time in an exhibition in the National Center of Contemporary Art Cerrillos (CNACC) April 14 - July 1 2018, as well as an extensive educational program until December 2018.

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Alberto Hurtado

Our foundation has been collaborating with the University for several years, 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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Puerto de Ideas Festival

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

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Green Legacy Hiroshima-Chile: Digital Educational Platform for Peace

Each year the seeds of some of the 170 trees that survived the nuclear bomb of 1945 are collected in Hiroshima. These seeds have been sent to almost thirty countries, and since 2012 they have germinated and grown in the Botanical Garden of the Universidad Austral de Chile, in Valdivia. From this initiative, we generated a digital platform with educational activities, www.legadoverde.cl.

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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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Cultural Program for the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress

Fundación Mar Adentro actively participated in the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 4) held from the 4th until the 8th of September 2017 in La Serena-Coquimbo. Fundación Mar Adentro's cultural program aimed to observe land and ocean as a common, interrelated space, and explore new means of interaction within coastal areas. Our participation in IMPAC4 included (but was not limited to) setting up a video art program, funding a scholarship program for Chilean researchers to participate in the Congress, and hosting other workshops which integrated the fields of art and science.

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Zanmi: A Mural Created by Haitian Children and Chilean Illustrators

Haitian children living in the commune of Estación Central spent time with illustrators, Sebastián Ilabaca, Tomás Olivos, Matías Prado, and Daniela William in their workshops to create a mural that will remain permanently installed in the GAM Cultural Center.

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Río Seco Natural History Museum
Educational Program

A team of biologists and artists from the Río Seco Natural History Museum in Punta Arenas develops an ongoing educational program with workshops that combine naturalistic practices with artistic techniques to teach children and young adults to value, understand and create in the Magellan ecosystems. FMA supports its implementation.

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TOKI Music School

FMA supports the NGO TOKI and its Music School, led by pianist Mahani Teave, who since 2015 has expanded its capacity with new teachers and students.

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Christian Boltanski in Chile

The Christian Boltanski in Chile project was led by Chilean curator, Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel, from BBO Cultural Developments, and supported by Fundación Mar Adentro. The project was carried out between 2014 and 2015 and consisted of the preparation, installation, and presentation of the work of prominent French artist, Christian Boltanski. Boltanski’s three-tiered exposition consisted of an homage exhibit in Santiago’s National Museum of Fine Arts, a new installation located in the Atacama, and a second showcasing of the latter exhibit at the Venice Biennale.

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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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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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