The Ramseyer Dayer Foundation is a private institution established in June 2008, with headquarters in Esperanza (Santa Fe), Argentina.
It is the homage that Inés Ramseyer Dayer has decided to offer to her parents, Angela Dayer and Ernesto Ramseyer, and to the city that shaped her, installing in the family home an innovative and dynamic space that works in favor of the promotion of art, and where freedom and excellence are its only horizon.
The Ramseyer Dayer Foundation, FRD, is a house that invites to be built, inhabited, explored and experienced by artists and visitors, so that they can question themselves, think, enjoy and find themselves being part of our infinite shared realities.
The Foundation is always open to the interests of citizens and provides the city and the region with a space where reality can be interpreted, where the work of various artists in different fields can be enjoyed, and where intellectuals, writers and people who have a message to convey can be heard.
Artists exhibit their works and dialogue with the visitors. The spectator can ask and wonder about the themes that make the man, can enjoy and be moved by the artistic manifestations that are exposed here.
The FRD is in contact with other institutions in the region, such as the Litoral National University, signing collaboration agreements and establishing relations with cultural institutions in the city and the region.
In its founding statutes, it is established as an initial condition that no political or religious affiliation is involved in any of its activities. With a great effort of management, it is supported, until now, with its own funds.
It is constituted in Madrid, Spain, to fulfill the objectives established in the Statutes of the Foundation
The FRD is inaugurated in Esperanza, a new space dedicated to culture as an absolutely new initiative for the city and the region.
Promoted and organized by the RD Foundation, it is considered the most important cultural event in the city with the participation of more than 20 venues and institutions.
Thanks to the efforts of Ernesto Biteti, one of our patrons, we had the opportunity to enjoy the Violin Virtuosi concert - from the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University - Bloomington (USA).
FRD becomes part of the group of venues collaborating with the Luz Austral Foundation for this biannual festival for the promotion of the photographic works of Argentine authors.
A multidisciplinary event, it takes place at the Foundation's facilities, its garden and outside. Artists from all disciplines participate: theatre, cinema, dance, music, live painting and activities for children.
The celebration, much appreciated by the Friends of the Foundation, took place with a great show by the artist Ana Foos (CABA), a musical show by the Ambulant Fanfare and the visit of the president and vice-president of the Foundation.
FRD gives a strong impetus to its outreach by updating its website.
Faced with a world in permanent fluctuation, crisis and reformulations, the Ramseyer Dayer Foundation raises the need to look at ourselves in order to meet, to discover, to rediscover ourselves through art, understood as the freest and most sincere form of expression, where we can ask ourselves what we are, what we were, what we are becoming, what we would like to be.
Ramseyer Dayer Foundation conceives culture as a strategic resource to achieve human and community development, which makes it fully formative.
Its halls are inhabited by plastic and photographic exhibitions, concerts, meetings with artists and thinkers.
It is worth noting the possibility of training, through its courses and workshops, as well as the opportunity to acquire photographs, objects and works of artists from the region.
Consistent with its mission, the Ramseyer Dayer Foundation supports the vision of working towards artistic and cultural development, promoting actions among the plastic arts, music, literature, film and photography; understanding artistic manifestations as ways of being in the world, interpreting and acting in it.
The Foundation aspires to:
The goals of the Foundation are:
To promote the search for freedom and truth as essential values for the development of the spirit;
To promote and publicise culture through permanent debate on art, understood as sincere and free human expression;
To provide new perspectives on contemporary culture through encounters with different artistic disciplines;
To promote cultural exchanges between local, regional and international networks;
To stimulate in everyone the love for art and its appreciation, bringing the artistic work closer in order to understand and enjoy it;
To offer a space for meeting and debate that receives outstanding representatives of the cultural field on a regular basis;
To stimulate the creative work of contemporary artists through their training and promotion, generating a permanent debate on art as a human expression.
To offer alternatives of artistic updating, implementing short courses, workshops, interviews to recognised artists.
The Ramseyer Dayer Foundation Award "For Innovation in Art" aims to recognise innovation and quality in the work of contemporary artists, in the Annual Exhibition of Plastic Artists (A.A.P.E.).
Ana María Gauchat
Celina Zimmermann (2008 – 2015)