FOUNDATION ARCA

Foundation ARCA has been founded on July 25th 2003 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The name ARCA is derived from Spanish ‘arte centroamericana’ (Central – American art). Two persons, who over years were actively involved in a small-scale development organisation dealing with projects in Nicaragua, have founded the Foundation. During these years they experienced the importance of art and culture for development in Central – America.

Objectives

The objectives of the foundation are:

To support cultural projects for the benefit of underprivileged in Central - America.

To support artists (of different disciplines) in Central-America, in particular in Nicaragua;

To create interest for different kinds of expression of Central-American culture, arts and crafts e.g. paintings, photos, ceramics and woodcarving in European countries;

To support minorities in their process of emancipation, in particular gays.

The activities of the Foundation are:

To make and maintain contact with (groups of) persons in Central – America to develop with them social – cultural projects for street children and other underprivileged children

To make and maintain contact with (groups of) artists in Central – America;

To make contact with cultural organizations, institutes and commissions, local, regional and provincial cultural departments and so on in European countries and if possible elsewhere;

To organise information meetings;

To organise cultural exchange of artists

To organise discussions about homosexuality

The project regarding emancipation of LBTG is supported by a Committee of Recommendation,consisting of the following members:

Mr H. Beerten, Alderman of Nijmegen;

Mr Th. Berman, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats); Member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights;

Mr M. Cashman, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats); Substitute of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs;

Mr B. Dittrich, Advocay Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program of Human Rights Watch;

Mr E. d'Hondt, Board Member of the Montesquieu Institute; former mayor of Nijmegen;

Mr R. Romeva i Rueda, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance); Substitute of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs;

Mrs S. in 't Veld, Member of the European Parliament (Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe); Vice-chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

The fundraising will be done by:

Obtaining donations;

Fulfilling information activities.

The ARCA collection of primitive paintings.

For information about exhibitions please contact us.

A.M.Th. Horstink, President

Anny Horstink studied Social and Cultural Anthropology and Spanish. During 20 years she has been working as an adviser in an institute dealing with multicultural problems. Over ten year she was actively involved in cultural activities of a city-link organisation with a city in Nicaragua (Central - America). During that time she visited several times Nicaragua and got acquainted with Nicaraguan culture. She made contact with several groups of artists.

Other members of the board: Mr. S. Romanillos, Mrs M. Budel

Dr. R.A.M. Heijne, Director

Rien Heijne studied philosophy and works as an educational expert in a Dutch University of Professional Education. From 1992 till 2002 he was president of a city-link organisation with a city in Nicaragua. During this period he visited several times Nicaragua. He knows the social-economic and cultural situation in Nicaragua quite well.

Jozef Israëlsstraat 97

6523 CH Nijmegen

The Netherlands

tel ++ 31 243233566

info@arte-centroamericano.com

www.arte-centroamericano.com
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