Now in its thirty-fifth edition, the Romaeuropa Festival takes place from September 17 to November 15 with two months of international programming including dance, theatre, music, digital art and a children's programme, in 14 spaces in the capital with 62 events and 141 days of performances. This year REf introduces EXTRACT, the brand new online section where projects are presented in partnership with the British Council as part of the UK-Italy 2020 Season: Being Present.
With strong support for Italian companies and independent artists with a major effort to ensure a significant international presence, REf20 brings us its vision of the present through multiple perspectives of contemporary creation.
ArtLab. Territories, Culture, Innovation. ArtLab is an independent Italian platform dedicated to innovation in cultural policies, programmes and practices. It is promoted by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, the leading Italian center on cultural, arts and media management and policies, based in Turin and active worldwide since 20 years. Fitzcarraldo is an operative foundation focused on groundbreaking approaches in planning, research, consulting, training and documentation of activities and projects, at the service of all those who create, practice, produce, and support the arts and culture.
OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni
Former train repair facility built in the nineteenth century, the OGRs were reborn as workshop of ideas, creativity and innovation, after the major development work of the CRT Foundation which invested 100 million euros. Inaugurated in September 2017 on an area of 35,000 square meters in the heart of Turin, OGR has become one of the most productive and dynamic center of production and experimentation in the cultural, artistic and technological fields, as well as one of the greatest examples of venture philanthropy in Europe.
In the first two years of activity, OGR welcomed over 500,000 visitors, involved over 200 artists, opened 20 exhibitions, 70 concerts and over 90 Public Program events to the public. Site-specific works and solo exhibitions of some of the most important names in contemporary art were created, while heterogeneous protagonists of the world music scene alternated on the stage of OGR. Significant international collaborations have also been launched: with the Tate Modern in London, the British Council and the "la Caixa" Foundation in Barcelona.
Last June, the OGR project was completed with the opening of the Tech area: a new hub for scientific, technological and industrial research, able to attract partners and specialized operators from all over the world, with the aim of catalyzing half billion euros in investments and 1,000 new start-ups accelerated over the next twenty years. The collaboration with Techstars, a global leader that supports the growth and development of start-ups based in Colorado, has led to OGR events of international importance, such as the Torino Startup Week and the OGR Global Summit, and has put the basis for the first program in Europe dedicated to smart mobility.
In December 2019, the first agreement between OGR and Microsoft was signed, aimed at promoting technological innovation and research in the country. The goal of the agreement is to allow the OGR Tech business community to access innovative technologies and Microsoft's global network through a partnership with Microsoft for Startups.
During the Covid19 emergency in Italy, from April to July 2020, the Cult area of the Turin OGR became available to the territory. Inside, a temporary structure was set up dedicated to hospitalization and sub-intensive therapy for medium and mild patients.
Alexander Whitley Dance Company
Established in 2014, Alexander Whitley Dance Company exists as a platform for enquiry and innovation, bringing together world-class artists, academic research and technological ingenuity in the creation of ground-breaking dance productions.
Building on a distinguished performing career, AWDC was founded in response to the new creative possibilities emerging from developments in digital technology and the interdisciplinary practices forming around it.
Through its innovative stage productions, installations and virtual reality experiences, the company has rapidly established a reputation for its ambitious and intellectually engaged work and has drawn together a network of exceptional collaborators.
Using digital technology to deepen appreciation of, and widen access to, dance is a driving force behind the company’s work and through its Creative Learning Programme it seeks to enable and inspire communities and young people around the UK.
Fondazione Modena Arti Visive
Fondazione Modena Arti Visive is a center of cultural production and professional and didactic training aimed at spreading contemporary art and visual culture and acting as a point of reference in the interaction between different artistic disciplines and languages and in the dialogue between the arts, science and technologies. Thanks to the multiplicity of venues that it manages and collecting the legacy of the three institutions merged into it - Civic Gallery of Modena, Modena Photography Foundation, Figurine Museum – Fondazione Modena Arti Visive presents itself as a cultural district that proposes and organizes exhibitions and courses of advanced training, workshops, performances and conferences, enhancing its heritage and building a system of networks at local and extraterritorial level aimed at enriching the community in which it operates.
National Museum NI – Ulster Museum
National Museums NI are Northern Ireland’s premier cultural, learning, and tourist destinations. Our four museums are home to 20,000 works of art, over a million plant, animal, and geological specimens, and tens of thousands of precious objects that together tell the story of human settlement in Ireland—a collection that has been carefully assembled over two centuries.
Each of our museums offers a unique experience.
Ulster Museum tells the unique human story of this part of Ireland, and houses a vast array of art, historical artefacts and specimens from the natural world.
Ulster Folk Museum allows you to discover town and countryside and experience what life was like over 100 years ago. Ulster Transport Museum is home to one of the most comprehensive transport collections in Europe.
Ulster American Folk Park offers an exploration of the human drama behind emigration from the thatched cottages of Ulster to the new world homesteads of the American frontier.
Triennale di Milano
Since 1933, Teatro Milano Teatro has been the stage of Triennale di Milano, a place of innovation and international excellence. Faithful to Milan’s international vocation, Teatro Milano Teatro presents projects of theater, performance, music and dance, creating a dialogue with design, architecture and urban planning.
Innovation, international opening and multidisciplinary practices are the key elements of the artistic proposals. Teatro Milano Teatro is a space for discovery, reflection and confrontation with the present, a space capable of creating new forms of involvement and of rethinking its relationship with its public. It is a hub for the main festivals of the city among which stands FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, the theater’s own festival, open to the new languages of the contemporary creating a dialogue between the performative scene and contemporary art.
The Teatro Milano Teatro programming is in line with the largest national and international theaters and festivals, the artists presented have been hosted by some of the most important contemporary realities, such as the Barbican Center in London, the MoMA PS1 in New York, the Onassis Cultural Center of Athens and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The theater collaborates and co-produces with the main artistic institutions worldwide, including the Teatro alla Scala, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the Centre Pompidou, the Seoul Institute of the Arts, La MaMa NYC, and the Wiener Festwocken.
National Theatre of Scotland
National Theatre of Scotland is a Theatre Without Walls. We don’t have our own building. Instead we bring theatre to you. From the biggest stages to the smallest community halls, we showcase Scottish culture at home and around the world. We have performed in airports and tower blocks, submarines and swimming pools, telling stories in ways you have never seen before.
We want to bring the joy of theatre to everyone. Since we were founded in 2006, we have produced hundreds of shows and toured all over the world. We strive to amplify the voices that need to be heard, tell the stories that need to be told and take work to wherever audiences are to be found.
In its 6th edition, Linecheck is the established meeting point for both music industry people and music enthusiasts and the main content partner of the Milano Music Week.
In the daytime there are conference talks, with over 200 international speakers and an audience of 2000 professionals engaging in more than 60 panels, workshops and masterclasses about hot topics in the music industry and creative industries like fashion, design, food. In the evening it’s showcase time, presenting up-and-coming international artists and fresh new acts never seen before in Italy.
Festival Internazionale di Roma Insieme – lettori, autori, editori.
A major event dedicated to books and reading will be held from 1 to 4 October 2020 in Rome and will include the presence of about 200 publishers with a rich calendar of meetings of Italian and foreign authors, both in presence and in streaming. "Insieme - lettori, autori, editori" will be an exceptional event for Rome and Lazio after the difficult months owing to the Covid health emergency. A unique event, born from the need in this particular year to give back to book lovers meeting places and to find a new way of being "together". The great book festival at the beginning of October will animate the Auditorium Parco della Musica - in the pedestrian area, in the hanging gardens as well as in some interior spaces - the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum - between the Basilica of Maxentius, the Palatine Stadium and the Temple of Venus . The program of the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum is curated by Andrea Cusumano and Lea Iandiorio, the two new curators of the Literature Festival which is about to start in the new form of "Together" returning from next spring to the traditional venue of Maxentius.