During the past twenty years, Neruda Arts has been a champion to emerging, mid-career and professional artists, often mentoring and encouraging them in their pursuit of life in the arts
These are some of our projects that bring art, and artists, to the community.
We created a brand new audio/visual studio: Sound on Sound (SoS). To get things going, we invited local artists in music, theatre, visual art, puppetry and more, to be recorded and provided with a professional quality video of their work with which to further their musical careers. Our goals, in a small part were to highlight the careers of women in music in the Waterloo Region, with a focus on unrepresented women (BIPOC). It was our hope that participants will gain a platform to perform, an increase in audience members and the opportunity to be paid a fair wage.
[Arpilleras served to document and denounce oppression in a country where all normal channels of free expression were closed. To the women, making arpilleras was a way to share their sorrows and concerns. To present-day viewers, arpilleras are a testament to the women’s extraordinary strength and survival through tremendous suffering and loss.]