The mission of the Sacatar Foundation is:
- To provide residencies for seasoned and emerging artists to create new work;
- To promote cross-cultural interaction and collaboration among the participating artists and the local communities;
- To support artists in the creation of work that inspires across class and national boundaries;
- To encourage art that returns us to where art began – to a wordless silence and a sense of wonder before all creation.
Sacatar supports the UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which states that:
“Artistic freedom entails human rights recognized and protected under international law, including the rights to create without censorship or intimidation; to have artistic work supported, distributed and remunerated; to freedom of movement; to freedom of association; and to the protection of social and economic rights. It is the freedom to image, create and distribute diverse cultural expressions free of governmental censorship, political interference or the pressure of non-state actors. It includes the right of all citizens to have access to these works and it is essential for the wellbeing of societies.”