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Culture and the Arts

World Heritage Preservation (Venezuela)

A poster output by an Epson printer

The University City of Caracas, designed by renowned architect Carlos Raテコl Villanueva, is the main campus of the Central University of Venezuela, one of the oldest universities in the western hemisphere. Paintings, sculptures, and other fine works of art are exhibited in and among the 40 buildings on the sprawling, verdant site, which was recognized by UNESCO as a masterpiece of urban planning and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.

However, with the campus facing serious maintenance and preservation problems, the university established COPRED, a body dedicated to preserving the university. Epson Venezuela, SRL (EVSA) signed an agreement to assist COPRED by supplying it with inkjet printers, a scanner, and a projector. Using these products, COPRED creates documents, posters, and reproductions of the university's artworks to publicize the necessity of preserving its rich heritage.

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Supporting Aspiring Photographers (America)

In June 2013, Epson America, Inc. (EAI) provided the New York City non-profit organization NYC SALT with the printers and paper it needed to produce photos for the student gallery.

A teen photographer explaining
his work to a visitor

NYC SALT engages, inspires and empowers New York City teenagers by providing professional visual communication skills. The program provides these teens, who might not otherwise have the means to pursue a career in photography or proceed to college, with training in cutting-edge digital technology, taught by working professionals at the top of the photographic industry, exposing them to the highest levels of the creative industry and equipping them to think creatively and solve problems with a positive voice.

Epson is proud to support aspiring young photographers by providing photo printing systems and plans to continue its association with this program.

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Saito Kinen Orchestra (Japan)

Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto

Epson has helped sponsor the Saito Kinen Orchestra since 1989 as part of our patronage of music and the arts in Japan. We are also a special corporate sponsor of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, held annually in Matsumoto City since 1992. In 2009, the festival began holding concerts by up-and-coming performers for students from elementary and special needs schools in Nagano. These concerts offer the students a rare and valuable opportunity to experience a live orchestra and to develop an interest in classical music.