OUR ORIGINS

At Casa Jaguar Studio, we want our art to support grassroots community processes. The sale of our art and merchandise supports Fundación Gunnekun and Fundación Tejiendo Abya Yala. These two organizations work for community autonomy and self-management in Colombia.
The Fundación Gunnekun is led by the Ika people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This organization promotes the self-management of the indigenous communities of the Sierra and the preservation of local biodiversity. We thank them for participating in, and collaborating with, our audiovisual piece “C’UNDUA” which documents the important role of indigenous peoples in safeguarding biodiversity and autonomous ways of life.
Tejiendo Abya Yala’s mission is to support the economic, territorial and cultural self-management of communities in Colombia that have been historically disenfranchised. All the money we raise from the sale and/or awarding of the works in the “Latin American Women” series will go to the Acción Mujeres project. This project of the Fundación Tejiendo Abya Yala guarantees food sovereignty for women heads of households in Afro-descendant communities in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.