We welcome you to the COLECTIVO SUSTENTO (SUSTAIN COLLECTIVE) website. Our collective was founded in September 2012 in Santiago-Chile, and is a fusion of long-term community theatre and activist experiences. In an ongoing learning process, we are creating a shared future, in resistance to neoliberalism, motivated by: community theatre and arts, sustainability and social justice.
This is what we do...
- Fénix & Ilusiones | Continuous community theatre experience in the Colina 1 men’s prison, since 2002. Performances, tours, youth projects, collaborations, training.
- Huerto Sustento, our community garden | Sustainability, Fair Groceries, training, volunteering, education. Verdivereda, the footpath garden | Promoting a return to home-grown vegetables.
- Youth work, with boys and young men in juvenile detention | Theatre workshops, theatre & reflection tours with Fénix & Ilusiones, gardening workshops.
- Sustento theatre-arts | Our own creative production.
- Collaborations | Local and international projects.
- Training | Local and international professional practice opportunities.
- Writings & Reflection | The critical reflection that sustains our action: conferences, seminars, research, teaching.
Photos: Rodrigo Hernández, Natalia Valarini and the collective
Colectivo Sustento is a legal entity
Colectivo Sustento is legally registered in Chile as an NGO (non-government organisation) since 2015.
For transparency, here you can download our Annual Report 2018 (in Spanish):