Short Brief

A bridge that facilitates a space where art can express itself in all its manifestations.


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TENOLI is a dream project designed to create an exchange that allows creative communication between young people from all over the world; a bridge that facilitates a space where art can express itself in all its manifestations.

It is a platform for young people to express their creativity in any discipline such as photography, poetry, prose, music, drawing, dance, cinema, sculpture, animation, among others.

Tenoli means “bridge” in Nahuatl, and as its name indicates it is an initiative that allows schools and youth organisations to establish direct connections between themselves, and build bridges of cooperation through art.

Art is a valuable tool for discovering, exploring and interpreting reality. This new environment in which we have lived since the beginning of Covid-19 represents a new global challenge that can only be overcome through creativity and unity.

We believe that creative activities help relieve stress, build connections and build self-esteem, especially in younger people. Providing spaces, activities and interactions for young people to connect, amplify dialogue and keep moving is more crucial than ever.

For the first edition, TENOLI brought together 12 young minds between the ages of 14 and 19, who were enrolled in College or part of a cultural arts programme to participate in a creative exchange between Mexico and the United Kingdom. During 8 weeks they co-created an artistic work based on “Life as we know it” as a starting point, led by the Mexican visual artist Iván Zaragoza a.k.a TVRN.

Creating Artwork for an album cover. You now have the opportunity to write an original piece of music to feature on this album.

This first edition of Tenoli is possible thanks to the Mexican cultural foundation DEMO and the charity Music4Children, in collaboration with FARO de Oriente (Mexico City, Mexico) and City of Westminster College (London, United Kingdom).

TENOLI is now moving towards new horizons and new disciplines during its next two editions, in which music, composition, production and performing arts will be the main focus.