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ERIC Number: EJ887916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Silent Gains: Instituto Buena Bista and Art as Catalyst among Curacaoan Youth
Gonzalez, Iberia Perez
New Directions for Youth Development, n125 p49-60 Spr 2010
Considering the limited opportunities and resources for creative education, artists David Bade and Tirzo Martha, along with art historian Nancy Hoffmann, developed a dynamic platform to support creative young talent on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. The aim of Instituto Buena Bista (IBB), founded in 2006, is to strengthen the arena of culture and the visual arts by offering young Curacaoans a basic but thorough course in art education that is meant to function as a springboard to more advanced art schools. With only two years of operation, the IBB is already seeing how some of its students go to art academies abroad and participate in art contests in the Netherlands. An exploration of how the IBB is filling up a cultural void by proposing an alternative to local youth education that allows them to develop a "buena bista"--a new and different view of their island, their futures, and themselves. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands