- To create an opportunity for foreigners (regardless of language ability) to participate in the work of the Comunidad Cristiana in Puerto Supe.
- To restore the historic Malecón and create an attractive area for to gather.
- To improve the existing infrastructure for tourism.
Method: This project is designed for short terms teams of 20-40 people but can easily accommodate larger or smaller teams. Due to the simplicity of the work (mostly painting) the teams can consist of many age groups. Local participants will also be involved. We will run a local campaign for a month prior to the team’s arrival to encourage local participation. We will attempt to receive as much funding as possible from the city and push them to be as involved as we are; however it is likely that the majority of the funding will come from the short term teams themselves. This project has the opportunity for ongoing growth, as multiple teams could extend the work to additional houses/buildings in Puerto Central.
1. Patch and repair the lower wall, stairs and railing of the Malecón.
2. Repaint the Malecón.
3. Retile and repair the fountain.
4. Plant trees along the railing of the Malecón.
Puerto Supe Art Foundation
- To provide opportunities for emerging contemporary artists, particularly university students, to create and display their work.
- To increase interest and enthusiasm in the arts in Puerto Supe.
- To raise awareness of Puerto Supe on a national level as a means to grow its tourism industry.
Method: We will hold multiple contests for university students to design, build and install contemporary public sculptures. Each contest will be open to students from universities across Peru at both the graduate and undergraduate level, with some open to all artists interested in participating. Participants will submit a proposal, resume, design, model and if possible the completed piece to be judged. A monetary prize will be given to the artist whose work is chosen to be manufactured and installed in Puerto Supe. The judging panel for each contest will include individuals within the local community and government, as well as professional artists and art educators.
In addition to public sculptures, we hope to provide a gallery space for paintings, small sculptures and other forms of emerging artwork. The process for choosing an artist’s work will involve a small panel, but the selection process will be less formal. Funding may be available to help the artist prepare and ship his or her work.