Arts Connection presents interdisciplinary programs to promote diverse and unique events to explore fundamental topics facing the contemporary society.
The Foundation is essentially a multi-platform that establishes alternative approaches for the cultural and sustainable human development. Arts Connection works providing support primarily for the development of new work by South Florida-based artists and researchers. We offer creative educational workshops, and establishing extensive outreach programs which include partnerships with other organizations, universities, and social service agencies worldwide, as well as promoting art exhibitions and collected.
A museum-specialist, businesswoman, curator, collector, artist, Nina Fuentes is the creator and founder of the Hardcore Art Contemporary space at the Arts Connection Foundation, and of The Chill Concept Museum. Her professional experience and business and Museum management allow her to understand from different perspectives contemporary artistic practices. As a gallery owner she has participated in more than 70 international art events. She is currently a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOMM) and of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
In 2015 Nina Fuentes was acknowledged by the Council of the Miami-Dade County for her innovation and creativity as an “art ambassador”, and by the Venezuelan Association of Plastic Arts (AVAP, in Spanish) with the Armando Reverón award as an international promoter of Venezuelan art.
Some of her artistic work may be found in galleries, museums and collection in Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Venezuela and the United States.
Every 15 Seconds is a non-profit organization that strives to make of public knowledge matters regarding violence against women. The name of the platform is taken from a statistic that every 15 seconds a woman is assaulted somewhere.
IAM Venezuela (Institutional Assets and Monuments of Venezuela) is an organization created to document, spread, value and creates conscience regarding the Venezuelan cultural heritage. This platform registers the current situation of national heritage locations to support protection work of works and monuments.
A.C. Divas de Venezuela Organization dedicated to social, cultural, educational, sports, recreational and occupational reintegration of sexual diverse people and specifically of the Trans community, inter-gender and intersex. Divas de Venezuela is one of the leading organizations for equality and enjoyment of rights of sex-gender diverse people in Venezuela.
Finding Venezuela is a documentary produced by Alejandra Romero, filmmaker, that portraits the biggest exodus in Venezuelan history through its protagonists. Finding Venezuela recounts through interviews and facts, what is nowadays the most important diaspora that Venezuela has lived.
The Wynwood times is an alternative digital platform that seeks to bring up topics from counterculture, identity, education, and underground trends, addressed from a different view. All those themes are related to contemporary life and its contradictions. Its aim is to serve as a bridge between Venezuela, Miami, and Spain and generate a space for open discussion. Furthermore, TWT promotes events that involve the cultural diversity in Miami. The Editorial Team chose videos and photography as means of artistic expression, and interviews, chronics, and opinion articles as elements of critical thinking. That is the main structure of this alternative space that pretends to be a motivating factor to develop new ideas.
The Arts Connection Foundation makes regular donations to different institutions and organizations. These donations support the promotion of artist and educational activities that contribute with the cultural life of communities.
For two years we received in our residence more than 30 artists from different parts of the world. Short-term stays of up to 3 months (and a few exceptions) have given us the opportunity to learn, exhibit and nourish from the work of painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, curators and multimedia artists that contributed – each in their own fashion – to The Chill Concept and to what, up to February, 2016, we shared in that space.
We currently do not have a residence, but are working on a new one. Keep in touch by subscribing to our bulletin to have news regarding next calls to artists.