The Fundación Casa de los Tres Mundos is founded by the Austrian actor and author Dietmar Schönherr and the Nicaraguan poet, priest and politician Ernesto Cardenal.
Still during the restoration of the old building Casa de los Leones, Wolfgang Hunecke, artist from Bonn, Germany, brings a graphical press studio to the Casa and the graphic workshop and the ateliers of the artist are initiated by him and Fernando López (actual cultural director of the Foundation).
Apart from that, first painting workshops for children from Granada are organized and later are the origin of the painting school.
The brass ensemble Embrassy visits the Casa for the first time and gives music classes – the Music School is founded.
In the same year the Foundation Casa de los Tres Mundos officially opens its doors as an international cultural center.
The refurbishment of the Municipal Archive is completed. Today it’s freely open and accessible for everybody.
After the hurricane Mitch in the year 1998, the rural development project Malacatoya is initiated.
In this year all 131 houses in flood-protected areas are completed. This is followed by the establishment of a school, the municipal center, the health center and the sculpture park, which promote the region in its independence, cultural and social development. Projects such as beekeeping, eco-paper manufacturing and banana planting are to support the village community in economic and infrastructural terms.
In June 2003 the theater school is founded and opened by Pepe Prego and his wife Carla Acevedo.
The IEI (Instituto de Estudio Interdisciplinarios) – the interdisciplinary research institute in the Casa de los Tres Mundos – publishes his first studies. The free, collaborative radio Volcán is founded and is be broadcast for the first time in 2006.
Música en los Barrios – funded already since 2000 by Pan y Arte – becomes an official project of the Fundación Casa de los Tres Mundos.
The project LOCREO (I Believe), financed for the time being by Finland, becomes part of the Casa de Tres Mundos as LOCREO – La Imagen (The picture). It offers free courses for children in music, theater and art in the poorer neighborhoods of Granada and Malacatoya.