The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America receives funding from the University of Essex to support core staff and functions. In addition ESCALA receives vital sponsorship from external organisations to support its development. If you would like to know more about sponsoring ESCALA, please contact us


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    Santander Universities


    In 2011 Santander Universities kindly contributed to the development of ESCALA’s new website and collections management system. The University of Essex is one of Santander Universities’ partners and benefits already from scholarships for postgraduate students and travel bursaries for researchers.

    From 2011, Santander Universities has made a further long-term annual contribution to the development of ESCALA.

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    From 2011, Linklaters, the global law firm, has made a three-year commitment to the development of ESCALA’s education activities and resources, especially with primary schools.

    Linklaters has a Colchester office which works with a number of organisations to develop its Community Investment programme through both funding and volunteering projects. The office has an ongoing relationship with a local primary school, where volunteers visit children to help with their reading and literacy skills.

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    Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA)


    The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) is an educational initiative of the Geo Global Foundation devoted to the support of advanced research in the field of Latin American Art Studies. ISLAA plays a relevant role in promoting Latin American art through its distinguished grants and support of lectures, conferences and publications. ISLAA facilitates grants to partnering universities and institutions which in turn award them to selected scholars, professionals and specific projects.

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    Geo Global Foundation


    The Geo Global Foundation (GGF) is a US based nonprofit organization that works to support, foster and promote educational projects and initiatives focused on developing and enhancing human capital and culture. To accomplish these goals GGF has embarked on two educational initiatives: the Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness (IGOE) and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).  The mission and activities of each project are independent and they both share the purposes of advancing and supporting educational efforts with a focus on Latin America.

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