Trama began its
activities as a cooperation-and-discussion program among
artists, and as such was in operation in Argentina between
2000 and 2005. The program organized debates, workshops,
lectures and projects for artistic interchange whose outcomes
are documented in this web site as well as in a series
of printed matter.
Over the last few years, Trama fostered the establishment
of a cooperative network of artists-organizers, providing
exchanges and training in issues related to cultural management
for more than 70 artists’ organizations, training
and stimulating their platforms through connections with
the international art milieu and giving visibility to
the resulting productions while furthering inter-regional
artistic exchanges in Argentina.
From the very first stages, the program prioritized the
need to open channels for South-South artistic interchange.
This objective was fulfilled through its participation
in the Rain network and contacts made during research
trips in South America.
Founded by Claudia Fontes, Trama managed its activities
through different teams of artists, the most permanent
of which was the one made up by Claudia Fontes, Marina
De Caro, Irene Banchero and Florencia Cacciabúe.
Starting from 2006, Trama has undergone a transformation
and has become a network among artists’ initiatives.
This network is composed by five of the organizations
most closely related to TRAMA’s history and growth.
For information about activities being organized by TRAMA
at the present time, see www.proyectotrama.org/redtrama-en