About Stichting CreërenCREËREN is a Netherlands based non-profit foundation, whose mission is to promote art – in all its forms – as an instrument for achieving social transformation. Our goal is to offer the community artistic productions and educational/art workshops, specially aimed at vulnerable sectors with no access to art. Our work is based on fostering Education through Art and we have formed a production team to create and share artistic and educational projects.
CREËREN in Dutch means “to create”. In Spanish, the verb “creer” means to consider something to be true or real. We believe that this word represents the spirit of our proposal as it merges the building blocks of both words: “to create” in dutch and “creer”, in Spanish.
We uphold our position that, in order to create something – a work of art, a project or reality – it is necessary to first believe (creer) in what we do.
The project is born out of our belief that art may prompt internal changes in people, which lead to “external” changes (whether visible or invisible) in their personal or social sphere.
Nonetheless, we believe that art has been set aside from formal educational programs, giving it a superfluous status more associated with entertainment than with an inner exploration of the creative and transformational capabilities of individuals. Considering the aforesaid, this project is based on the idea that it is necessary to change the traditional paradigm and give art a more prominent role in fostering sensitivity, creativity and teamwork.
The purpose of this project is to create and coordinate a working group comprising educators and artists, at local and international level, and to provide free workshops for different artistic disciplines, as well as to bring people closer to artistic performances. The proposal is aimed at vulnerable sectors within the Dutch territory.
The idea is to pave the way for artistic-educational proposals to reach the most vulnerable sectors, so that art does not remain a privilege reserved only to those who can afford it.
The project is based on the pedagogy of Education through Art and on the idea that people may develop their potential, while learning to work in groups in a creative and enriching way, both individually and collectively.
The CREËREN foundation will be in charge of coordinating and bringing different artistic workshops and productions from diverse disciplines to several places within the Dutch territory.