In 1933, three professors created a new college in the mountains of North Carolina. While the educational experiment only lasted about 25 years, Black Mountain College became one of the most influential schools of art in the US, with students and faculty included Josef and Anni Albers (from the Bauhaus), Ruth Asawa, Walter Gropius, Robert Motherwell, Dorothea Rockburne, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Franz Kline, Willem and Elaine de Kooning and Allen Ginsberg, among others.
Other great experiments in arts education have included Worpswede and the Bauhaus in Germany before WWII, and the Barnes Foundation, Black Mountain College, Hans Hoffmann, and the New York Studio School in the US in the postwar era. All of these institutions eventually played a role in the revolution of art in Europe and the US.
The sharing of new ways of thinking about art are at the center of the vision for ArteSumapaz. Those organizations mentioned above are inspirations which suggest ways of thinking in the visual arts which are not currently part of the curriculum in arts education in Colombia. Interestingly, in the pedagogical work of Paul Klee, nature was considered to be the primary source of all art. The fact that Colombia itself is one of the riches examples of nature lends itself to the use of this magnificent location for the study of art.
The young and emerging artist residency program is designed for 5-10 young artists enrolled in, or recently graduated from a university arts program. The participants of the school would also benefit from participants of the Artist in Residency program.
The basic structure of the program is designed so that the artists can spend a portion of their time in workshops and open crits, along with a greater portion of time dedicated to their own work.
Read about the curriculum and philosophy here