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Window to Diversity


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Please note that the call for projects for the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture is now closed and no further applications are accepted. The deadline was on 29 May 2015 at noon CEST We would like to thank you for your interest in the IFPC

Project holder:

International Relations and Peace Research Institute (IRIPAZ)

Countries of implementation:

Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia and Spain

Implementation year: 


Type of project:

Collaborative art project and documentary

Brief project description 

This collaborative art project and documentary consisted of connecting 40 young artists aged between 18 and 25 in a common project in the multimedia visual arts. A series of workshops were undertaken in Guatemala, Peru, Indonesia and Spain where young artists, through mentoring by professional multimedia facilitators, produced a collection of multimedia art pieces which were exhibited both in every participant location (open to the public) and through the internet. In addition, a documentary film was also be produced based on testimonies made by the participants of the project and the public visiting the project “Window to Diversity”. 

Objectives and expected results

The objective was to manifest the power of art and creativity as a bridge across cultures, highlighting how multimedia can support marginalized cultures, engage with other youngsters worldwide, embrace coexistence in equity and promote diversity in an Information and Knowledge Society. Finally, the 40 young artists from Peru, Guatemala, Spain and Indonesia, opened a virtual ‘window to diversity’ through an online network and developed both a collection of trans-media art pieces and  a deeper sense of interculturality and wider understanding of the importance of culture and communication at the global scale.

For more details on the project implementation click here

You will be able to see short videos created during the implementation of this project, by clicking the following links :

One mouth, two eyes a poem entitled "Pais" written by a Salvadorian poet, Amada Libertad. This collaborative short video has been created by the working groups: ventaner@s de San Salvador, San Sebastián (Spain) and Mexico DF(Mexico).

It’s the same yet it’s different

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About the beneficiaries 

Lula Capriel is a creative, passionate young woman from Totonicapan, north Guatemala. She studied industrial design and loves to create. When she heard from Window to Diversity, she did not expect more than just another workshop to meet other young creators and talk about trends and technical resources. "It took me no more than 10 minutes to realize that this would be different, really different. Something I was looking for a long time".  She eagerly followed the introduction session, understanding the different approach of collaborative art.

When she read the description of the workshop "draw your life, draw your dreams", she literally jumped out of her seat. "It was an amazing idea, full of potential, that can really introduce kids to an easy-to-use, accessible animation techniques ...and at same time allows them to express through drawing what often can´t be said any other way". Proof of the inherent power to express was when a young kid, while drawing what he can see from his window, filled up the whole canvas with black marker, saying that his window faces a huge dark wall.

Inspired by this and other stories, Lula not only lead the whole team through the design and construction of the "magic box", but also created a 3D model of it and a DIY tutorial. Other people inspired by her passionate creativity, are promoting this design among educational centres and primary schools in Santa Fe Province (Argentina).

For more information on the project, please visit this website: http://www.abrituventana.org/