MURALES RACCS Foundation – Popular Plastic Arts School in Bluefields
MURALES RACCS is a foundation that highlights the shortage of spaces and opportunities in our society for creative stimulation and cognitive development for our coastal youth that are socially disadvantaged and who aspire to manage artistic skills. Our project – Popular Plastic Arts School in Bluefields – promotes spaces where youth who want to develop their artistic talent can have their creativity stimulated while becoming more conscious of their reality. Additionally, they are able to seek the cognitive tools that help them to face their daily challenges as they project themselves in any artistic field of their choosing.
Our goal is to create awareness about how fundamental art is for the individual’s creative stimulation at the first stage of their life. For example – children play, dance, sing, draw, and paint as these are necessary for the development of their sensorial, motor skills, cognitive, emotional and brain system that permit children to learn how to learn. For this reason, our foundation works with boys, girls, and youth that are socially disadvantaged by using art as the principal tool in establishing processes of teaching to promote a peace culture. It is in this sense that our greatest inspiration to formulate and execute the project, Bluefields Popular Plastic Arts School, came from the necessity of the Nicaraguan coastal children and youth and their demand to have access to a pertinent artistic education of quality. The initial subvention from the TPP is very important for our work because it will contribute to strengthen the art school as a creative space in the city of Bluefields that will initially benefit a group of fifteen youth in social disadvantage here on the south Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.
“This work is very important for us because we know our people’s reality and we also understand the needs and challenges that exist in a country where art is perceived as a luxury and not as a necessity. It is almost impossible for poor people to have access to qualified artistic education which will satisfy the need in the heart of all artist as a human being.”