Undoubtedly, Oaxaca is one of the most beautiful states of the Mexican Republic, well-known for it’s beautiful beaches. Its amazing features are not limited to its unique geographical setting… Exquisite cuisine, music, art, an ancient past, its varied ethnicities and languages, add cultural diversity to enhance Oaxaca’s unique experience.
Collective Cultural Oaxaca AC is a civil nonprofit association, formed by professionals, craftsmen and artists who want and seek a better Oaxaca. We are aware of the our enormous cultural history and the passion and potential that this holds, but we are also aware of gaps in our population who suffering much; ethnic groups, craftsmen, artists and many other of its inhabitants.
We believe in the opportunities that can be created from working together, respecting the culture, nature, and the social environment as well as good communication with communities and authorities. An ethical and equitable environment of support to improve the quality of life for all the inhabitants.
Cultural Oaxaca collective aims to generate links between the work and culture of Oaxaca with other people of Mexico and the world through careful management, promotion and dissemination of Oaxaca’s culture and arts.
The working group will focus on:
- Cultural walks and coexistence with different ethnic groups and artisans
We approach culture lovers who want to experience our customs and history in a different way. People who wish to live with communities and learn about their customs through visits to the looms, dyeing workshops, embroidery workshops, pottery, mezcal making , pulque and adobe making (among other activities). The contributions of travellers are paid directly at the workshop and therefore visitors can be sure their support reaches the people they now know in the community.
- Dissemination of the work of artisans and understanding of their crafts
We are passionate about the great work done by Oaxaca’s artisans. We want to share the with you the experience of time spent on each piece of art and the history behind each craft. We show the beautiful work of each artisan in action, being created.
- Support to promote the work of artists, painters and sculptors of Oaxaca
The website is a tool for the dissemination of the activities of the Association and to spread the work of artisans. Collective activities also include organising cultural fairs, space management and projects, as well as support for sustainable projects.
The support and work of the association is made possible through voluntary contributions and donations.