Walls Of hope

An international art and human rights project Of education, conflict resolution, crime prevention, diplomacy building, community development and preservation of historic memory.

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About us

Started in 2005, Walls of Hope facilitates, implements, and teaches art to children, youth, adults, and the elderly.

The Perquin Model is a blueprint that has become a replicable art model implanted successfully in many regions in El Salvador, as well as in Guatemala, México, Argentina, Canadá, Switzerland, Germany, Northern Ireland, and the United States.

Activities

Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, 2009
Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, 2009
Perquin, El Salvador, 2011
Perquin, El Salvador, 2011

Walls of hope welcomes everyone

The Activities That Expand From Walls Of Hope Focus Upon Designing, Creating, And Completing Community- Based And Collaborative Art Projects.

These Use The Strategies Of Various Arts To Rebuild A Torn Apart Region Where The Legacy Of Wars And Political Violence Is Followed By Social, Institutional, And Economic Collapse.

The focus is the creation of:

Community members decide what, where, and how to do their project.

They are given opportunity to share their histories and traumas as they design and develop the project.

International artists are invited to share with the community their skills and artistry producing week -long workshops designed to teach and disseminate techniques, skills, and innovative aesthetic propositions.

Community members are also trained to facilitate art classes. Since 201 5 there have been weekly courses addressing the urgent need to recuperation and respect the environment, using exclusively recycled materials. The four artists/ teachers of Walls of Hope facilitate, implement, and teach children, youth, adults, and the elderly bridging art beyond El Salvador

Recent reports

From July 11 to July 15, 2022, twelve participants, ages 4 to 48 participated in the development, designing and painting of a community-based and collaborative mural project involving families of…
I was in the Bay Area teaching at the California College of…
During May Term 2018, the artists/ teachers from Walls of Hope  collaborated…

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Awards

Our recognitions

The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education AWARD

2022

HARVARD NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION CLINICAL PROGRAM ART REWARD

2019-2020

LATINX ART IN SF

2019
RECOGNITION TO CITIZENS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD WITH ART
2015
CCA COMMUNITY-ENGAGED PRACTICE
2016
ACTIVIST IN RESIDENCE/HUMAN RIGHTS RECOGNITION AWARD
2014
SOCIAL COURAGE AWARD
2015
SUSTAINABLE VISIONS AND VALUES AWARD
2010

Funding Our Dreams

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