ArtLab 2018

ArtLab is the inspiring and powerful, cross sectorial, independent Italian platform, dedicated to innovating practices and policies in and through arts and culture, by the structured dialogue among the key stakeholders of the cultural and creative ecosystem, in an international perspective. 

Initiated in 2006 by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, it is based on a partnership of over 40 Italian and European cultural networks, national cultural institutes, municipalities/regional authorities and agencies, businesses, foundations, cultural and creative umbrella organizations, universities.

ArtLab 2018 consists of two main events in Milan and Bari-Matera and five satellites events in Palermo (Nuove Pratiche Fest), Genova (Suq Festival), Treia (Soft Economy Festival), Mantova (#Fattidicultura) and Frankfurt (The Arts+) that are designed with local partners and hosted by well-established cultural events. 

On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the main topic - subject matter of all the events - is the contribution of the cultural and creative enterprises to the enhancement of material, immaterial and digital cultural heritage.

The primary objective of Artlab is inspiring the innovation of practices among partners, the professional communities and stakeholders through six lines of action:

Generate new geographies of thought, though a critical review of policies programmes and projects

Contribute to economic-financial and legislative decision-making processes

Reinforce the dialogue with local stakeholders

Develop the European and international dimension within the Italian cultural and creative ecosystem

Promote the Italian approaches and experiences internationally

Spread nationwide and abroad the outcomes of the events

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