Arts Collective for Latin American Creatives
Yo Soy Collective provides a platform for creatives from Latin America to break creative boundaries. Since 2018, Yo Soy has centred Latin American creative voices and curating projects for artists to create, connect and celebrate culture.
Yo Soy Collective
This is a research and development project that explores the Latin American diaspora’s impact on the Victorian arts scene. The project will assist in uncovering reasons for the lack of Latin American representation and participation in the wider arts scene, find new approaches to support artists further their creative careers, which may lead to increased representation, and further establish Yo Soy collective as a primary organisation for the development of Latin American contemporary arts. A major outcome of the project was to develop a website that served as a resource for the community to stay connected through event updates and an artist directory. Yo Soy worked with Dr. Laura Rodriguez Castro, a research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, to conduct a thorough research report to capture the Latin American creative experience in Melbourne. The collective also worked with Veronica Pardo to develop a strategic plan and establish governance policies, which will support to establish Yo Soy as a concrete arts and community organisation.