Fundació Per Amor a l’Art is a family-run foundation built on hope for the future and a sense of social responsibility, and driven by a desire to return to society part of what it has received from it. It was set up in 2014 to provide continuity to a number of social actions begun ten years earlier. These activities diversified and grew in number until it was finally decided that setting up a foundation was the best way of managing these projects and expanding their outreach. At the moment the foundation is divided into three areas: Art & Culture, Research & Health, and Social Action.
The goal of the Art & Culture Area is to promote an increased artistic sensibility in society. To this end, it is putting together the Per Amor a l’Art collection of contemporary art and has created Bombas Gens Centre d’Art in order to put it on display to the general public. In addition, the foundation collaborates in the patronage of the visual arts, funding production by both promising young artists and consolidated practitioners.
The Research & Health Area has a mandate to study and promote aspects related to Wilson’s disease and other rare illnesses. Its activities at the current moment are aimed at driving forward research into Wilson’s disease with a view to understanding it better and developing new treatments. It also seeks to promote knowledge about the disease and thus to ensure an early diagnosis and so avoid irreversible effects.
The Social Action Area is concerned with the poor and underprivileged, especially young people in situations of vulnerability, looking to cover their basic needs. For this purpose it has created a community support day centre (Centre Jove) with a canteen and workshops, and also collaborates actively with other similar institutions.
Starting in July 2017, these three areas of Fundació Per Amor a l’Art will be based at its new headquarters in Bombas Gens.
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