About the Foundation

Federico García Lorca

The Foundation and its purpose

The Federico García Lorca Foundation serves as a center for the artistic world of the poet, promoting researchand disseminationof his work, as well as all the artistic and cultural manifestations with which he may be associated. To fulfill its mission, the Lorca Foundation provides a research center open to all scholars, offers courses and seminars, and organizes exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural activities designed for children and adults with the idea of becoming a laboratory for generating ideas, research, and creativity.

The archival holdings at the Lorca Foundation include the poet’s original drawings, manuscripts of prose, theater and poetry, his correspondence with his family and friends and a series of letters written to him, as well as the poet’s library with an important collection of literary magazines of the time, the books dedicated to the poet by other authors, and a collection of contemporary studies on the poet’s life and work. It also contains a photographic archive with more than 900 photos already catalogued, musical materials which includes autographed scores by Lorca and more than 300 collected by him, an archival collection of press clippings published during his time and of those that have been collected and catalogued since 1986, and the signed artworks presented to him by his contemporaries, such as Salvador Dalí, Ramón Gaya, Ismael de la Serna, Barradas, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, José Caballero, and Benjamín Palencia, among others.

About the Foundation

Federico García Lorca

The Foundation and its purpose

The Federico García Lorca Foundation serves as a center for the artistic world of the poet, promoting researchand disseminationof his work, as well as all the artistic and cultural manifestations with which he may be associated. To fulfill its mission, the Lorca Foundation provides a research center open to all scholars, offers courses and seminars, and organizes exhibitions, concerts, and other cultural activities designed for children and adults with the idea of becoming a laboratory for generating ideas, research, and creativity.

The archival holdings at the Lorca Foundation include the poet’s original drawings, manuscripts of prose, theater and poetry, his correspondence with his family and friends and a series of letters written to him, as well as the poet’s library with an important collection of literary magazines of the time, the books dedicated to the poet by other authors, and a collection of contemporary studies on the poet’s life and work. It also contains a photographic archive with more than 900 photos already catalogued, musical materials which includes autographed scores by Lorca and more than 300 collected by him, an archival collection of press clippings published during his time and of those that have been collected and catalogued since 1986, and the signed artworks presented to him by his contemporaries, such as Salvador Dalí, Ramón Gaya, Ismael de la Serna, Barradas, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, José Caballero, and Benjamín Palencia, among others.

Federico García Lorca.

Federico García Lorca is a universally acknowledged poet and artist who came into contact with the arts through music and drawings from an early age and left us with a prolific body of work despite the short span of his life and career.

As part of the Generation of ‘27, Lorca was an avant-garde poet with a great and curious mind that turned him into the most widely read Spanish poet of all time and an international artist with a rather notable relevance to and influence on contemporary art.

CHRONOLOGY

Federico García Lorca.

Federico García Lorca is a universally acknowledged poet and artist who came into contact with the arts through music and drawings from an early age and left us with a prolific body of work despite the short span of his life and career.

As part of the Generation of ‘27, Lorca was an avant-garde poet with a great and curious mind that turned him into the most widely read Spanish poet of all time and an international artist with a rather notable relevance to and influence on contemporary art.

CHRONOLOGY

The Foundation’s Board

The governing organs of the Federico García Lorca Foundation are organised around a Board currently made up of the following members:

Foundation’s chairperson

Laura García-Lorca de los Ríos

Secretary

José Franco Bordería

Institutional Patrons

Ayuntamiento de Granada

Collaborators

Board members

Juan Abelló
Jaime Botín
José García Velasco
Antonio Muñoz Molina

The Centre

The Center Federico García Lorca The Centre Federico García Lorca aspires to become a bechmark in contemporary cultur, preserving and disseminating objects and assets held by the Federico García Lorca Foundation, exhibiting international artworks, and undertaking extensive initiatives with children and young people to foster their engagement with the arts.

The Centreis a venue fot generating art, culture and thinking, constantly active and close to the public. A place that welcomes public participation, to support and encourage artists in all disciplines, and with an extensive educational program targeted at all audiences.

The Centre’sactivities are rooted in the values ​​of striving for excellence and defending freedom and brotherhood, as embodied by the figure and legacy of Federico García Lorca.

The Centre divides its activities into three areas, with a view to becoming a front-rank institution in contemporary culture.

  • Conserving and disseminating the works of Federico García Lorca.
  • Commitment to the arts with an international approach.
  • Organising extensive educational activities for children and young people, cultivating their engagement with the arts.

Thelibrary at the Lorca Centerhouses the poet’s works in Spanish and in translations into several languages, along with the biographies, studies, and critical articles on his oeuvre and the cultural and artistic milieu of his time, made available to researchers and all others interested in the life and work of Federico García Lorca. In addition, other collections have been launched, such as audiovisual materials that complement the studies carried out at the Centre.

The library at the Lorca Centerhouses the poet’s works in Spanish and in translations into several languages, along with the biographies, studies, and critical articles on his oeuvre and the cultural and artistic milieu of his time, made available to researchers and all others interested in the life and work of Federico García Lorca.

The library catalogue gives access to information about the libraryfunds and allows the location of documents by subjects according to the following classification:

  • Bibliographies (BIB)
  • Catalogues (CAT)
  • Catalogues-Drawings (CAT-DIB)
  • Dictionaries (DIC)
  • History Handbook (HIS)
  • Biographies and Critic Studies (II)
  • Editions of the Poetic Work of Federico (IP)
  • Prose Editions (IPR)
  • Editions of Theatre Plays (IT)
  • Works on His Background (IV)
  • Collected Works (OC)

The Centre

The Center Federico García Lorca The Centre Federico García Lorca aspires to become a bechmark in contemporary cultur, preserving and disseminating objects and assets held by the Federico García Lorca Foundation, exhibiting international artworks, and undertaking extensive initiatives with children and young people to foster their engagement with the arts.

The Centreis a venue fot generating art, culture and thinking, constantly active and close to the public. A place that welcomes public participation, to support and encourage artists in all disciplines, and with an extensive educational program targeted at all audiences.

The Centre’sactivities are rooted in the values ​​of striving for excellence and defending freedom and brotherhood, as embodied by the figure and legacy of Federico García Lorca.

The Centre divides its activities into three areas, with a view to becoming a front-rank institution in contemporary culture.

  • Conserving and disseminating the works of Federico García Lorca.
  • Commitment to the arts with an international approach.
  • Organising extensive educational activities for children and young people, cultivating their engagement with the arts.

Thelibrary at the Lorca Centerhouses the poet’s works in Spanish and in translations into several languages, along with the biographies, studies, and critical articles on his oeuvre and the cultural and artistic milieu of his time, made available to researchers and all others interested in the life and work of Federico García Lorca. In addition, other collections have been launched, such as audiovisual materials that complement the studies carried out at the Centre.

The library at the Lorca Centerhouses the poet’s works in Spanish and in translations into several languages, along with the biographies, studies, and critical articles on his oeuvre and the cultural and artistic milieu of his time, made available to researchers and all others interested in the life and work of Federico García Lorca.

The library catalogue gives access to information about the libraryfunds and allows the location of documents by subjects according to the following classification:

  • Bibliographies (BIB)
  • Catalogues (CAT)
  • Catalogues-Drawings (CAT-DIB)
  • Dictionaries (DIC)
  • History Handbook (HIS)
  • Biographies and Critic Studies (II)
  • Editions of the Poetic Work of Federico (IP)
  • Prose Editions (IPR)
  • Editions of Theatre Plays (IT)
  • Works on His Background (IV)
  • Collected Works (OC)

The Federico Garcia Lorca Centre Archive

The Federico García Lorca Foundation was created in 1984 as a non-profit private institution by Isabel García Lorca, one of the poet’s sisters, and her nieces and nephew, who donated to this Foundation all the documents that the family had at that time, which conforme the real core of the current Archive. By the end of June 2018, Lorca’s legacy was moved from the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, its former home, to the Federico García Lorca Center, assuming its conservation and custody.

From May 11, 2020, the Legacy of Federico García Lorca is protected as Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) according to the resolution of the Directorate General for Historical Heritage and Documentary, published in the BOJAn.88 of May 11, 2020 (page 236), in order to initiate the procedure for the inscription of the Legacy within the General Catalogue of the Andalusian Historical Heritage as an Asset of Cultural Interest.

The Archive includes a great variety of documents with the following classification:

  • Manuscripts of the Poetic Work by Federico García Lorca
  • Manuscripts of the Work in Prose
  • Manuscripts and Documents Related to the Theatre Plays
  • Letters Written by and Addressed to Lorca
  • Other Types of Correspondence
  • Posters
  • Theatre Play Programmes
  • Costumes
  • Outfits and Objects
  • Hand Programmes
  • Invitations
  • Literary Homages to Federico García Lorca
  • Other Authors’ Literary Documents
  • Personal Documents
  • Economic and Administrative Documents
  • Other Documents
  • Scene Settings and Drawings (Works by Artists Friends of Federico’s)
  • Musical Scores
  • Records
  • Press Clippings In Vita
  • Photographs
  • Books from the Family-Personal
  • Library Books by Lorca in First and Old Editions
  • Original Drawings by Federico García Lorca

The original Archive funds are safeguarded in two safe vaults, the copies of which documents are at the disposal of investigators in person or online.

Consultation on Archive funds, selection possibilities, locating or obtaining documents, as well as the request for prior appointment for in-person visits to the Archive and the Library can be done through the following e-mail address: archivo@centrofedericogarcialorca.es

The Federico Garcia Lorca Centre Archive

The Federico García Lorca Foundation was created in 1984 as a non-profit private institution by Isabel García Lorca, one of the poet’s sisters, and her nieces and nephew, who donated to this Foundation all the documents that the family had at that time, which conforme the real core of the current Archive. By the end of June 2018, Lorca’s legacy was moved from the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, its former home, to the Federico García Lorca Center, assuming its conservation and custody.

From May 11, 2020, the Legacy of Federico García Lorca is protected as Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) according to the resolution of the Directorate General for Historical Heritage and Documentary, published in the BOJAn.88 of May 11, 2020 (page 236), in order to initiate the procedure for the inscription of the Legacy within the General Catalogue of the Andalusian Historical Heritage as an Asset of Cultural Interest.

The Archive includes a great variety of documents with the following classification:

  • Manuscripts of the Poetic Work by Federico García Lorca
  • Manuscripts of the Work in Prose
  • Manuscripts and Documents Related to the Theatre Plays
  • Letters Written by and Addressed to Lorca
  • Other Types of Correspondence
  • Posters
  • Theatre Play Programmes
  • Costumes
  • Outfits and Objects
  • Hand Programmes
  • Invitations
  • Literary Homages to Federico García Lorca
  • Other Authors’ Literary Documents
  • Personal Documents
  • Economic and Administrative Documents
  • Other Documents
  • Scene Settings and Drawings (Works by Artists Friends of Federico’s)
  • Musical Scores
  • Records
  • Press Clippings In Vita
  • Photographs
  • Books from the Family-Personal
  • Library Books by Lorca in First and Old Editions
  • Original Drawings by Federico García Lorca

The original Archive funds are safeguarded in two safe vaults, the copies of which documents are at the disposal of investigators in person or online.

Consultation on Archive funds, selection possibilities, locating or obtaining documents, as well as the request for prior appointment for in-person visits to the Archive and the Library can be done through the following e-mail address:

archivo@centrofedericogarcialorca.es