Events & Programs
A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH LATIN AMERICAN
In accordance with the Blueprint For Teaching and Learning in the Arts developed under the direction of the New York City Board of Education, Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc. (PAMAR) creates “A Musical Journey Through Latin America”. This program brings the highest quality teaching-artists in Latin American music and arts to the schools, so that students can experience and build knowledge of music and culture that they carry with them in their futures.
“A Musical Journey Through Latin America” is a 12-week residency that includes one 2 hour teacher’s development/planning session and a series of nine 45-minute sessions with two groups per school per day, and two culminating two hour sessions in which the students prepare for and perform a “Latin American Festival”. The program introduces Latin American music through its cultural roots, instruments and songs, allowing children to learn and appreciate the great influence it has had on our culture today.
Single day workshops, Residencies of varying lengths, and outreach performances may be customized to fit your organization’s need.
Our programs encourage kids of Latino heritage to build a deeper knowledge and pride in themselves; at the same time, we encourage and promote children of all ethnic backgrounds to acknowledge, respect and recognize the unique talents and treasures that every culture has to offer. The program is designed making standards connections and within the Department of Education’s Five Strands, allowing the classroom teachers and especially the arts teachers in the school to work simultaneously with the program on topics/themes, or with some specific cross-disciplinary instruction focusing on a common theme/concept. Bilingual program (English/Spanish) is optional.
RER – RESIDENCIAS EN RED IBEROAMERICA – IBEROAMERICAN RESIDENCIES NETWORK
The Agencia Española de Colaboración Internacional y Desarrollo – the Spanish Agency for International Collaboration and Development – invested funds from 2008 – 2012 in an informal organization, Residencias en Red IberoAmerica – IberoAmerican Residencies Network – that intended to organize, unite, and strengthen a network of artist residencies throughout those regions. This was to give them access to shared resources they needed to survive, as exists for North American artist residencies through the Alliance of Artist Communities, and for European (and other) artist residencies through Res Artis. AECID pulled the plug on this incipient network and its 26 members in 2012. Since then, informal, more localized artist residency networks have sprung up, while ArtMotile, the network of Spanish residencies, closed its doors in 2017. There are 22 residencies in Argentina alone. In Brazil, the Fundacao Nacional de Artes – the National Arts Foundation – in 2014 published a directory of 191 residencies throughout the country, and there is another category of 600 entities that “receive artists.” 9 artist residencies are in the process of being established in indigenous communities in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, Venezuela, and Argentina.
New residencies are springing up in Nicaragua, Cuba, Uruguay, Bolivia, Guyana, and Haiti. Why? What local, regional, national, and international needs do these artist communities serve? How do they fit into a new global wave of cultural/creative/sustainable/eco-tourism? This proposal aims to get artists, arts promoters, government tourism agencies, arts funders, Latin Americanists, and others talking about the “how” and the “why” of this scarcely-examined emerging phenomenon.