Fitzcarraldo is leader of a European project co-financed by the EC which identifies the best knowledge and the best actions to increase the audience engagement in cultural initiatives. Furthermore ADESTE designs the new professional profile of Audience developer, tests new training methodologies meeting the needs of the labour market and researches international best practices. The project consortium involves 10 organisations from Europe, USA and India.
Fitzcarraldo is the Italian partner of the European project EFFE, co-financed by the EC and started by EFA - European Festivals Association – a network of more than 100 festivals in 44 countries. The project develops a platform to disseminate best practices of European festival throughout the world and a prize to award the excellence and the contribution that festivals provide to the cultural and social life in Europe.
In 2010, on the occasion of its move to the new headquarter, Fitzcarraldo gave start to FITZLAB.
FITZLAB is a space for meeting, training and work where projects are developed, where creative organizations cohabit , where people can discuss how art and culture can change the face of a city and people's lives.
FITZLAB is in Turin, in Via Aosta 8 in Aurora district, in a former chocolate factory, the Tobler.
It includes working spaces for cultural and creative organisations, a room for meetings, for training activities, events and a kitchen for breaks. Here facilities and equipment combine efficiency and comfort, places of concentration and relaxation areas, enriched with installations and works of art donated and given by many artists.
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The 3rd Foundations and Networks International Workshop - a frank and informal moment of discussion among foundations and cultural networks from Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Australia about transnational cultural cooperation - will take place in Lisbon fron 2nd to 4th October 2008. The workshop is the third step of a dialogue started in Rio de Janeiro in 2006. The workshop gathers two of the most active private actors of transnational cultural cooperation and in particular foundations which promotes cooperation both with own projects and with grantmaking policies, and networks which enhance cooperation practice among their members, providing information, occasions to meet and developing professional skills.
The 2008 edition will ground the discussion on experiences of excellent collaborative working partnerships between foundations and networks, in order to understand and to discuss the processes, the partnership models, the opportunity and the problems as well as the evaluation criteria chosen and/or agreed.
The workshop is an initiative of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, IETM and will be hosted by Gulbenkian Foundation.
The edition 2008 was made possible by the contributions of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Hivos, Compagnia di San Paolo and IFACCA.
Fitzcarraldo takes part in the project Macramé, an initiative promoted by eight Italian partners (Ass. a.titolo, Ass. ArteGiovane, Ass. Mosaico Danza, CESAC, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Xenia Ensemble, Città dell'Arte-Fondazione Pistoletto) and an artist (Matteo Fraterno) to develop a medium-long term project among artists of Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Romania.
On 19, 20 and 21 October 2007 Macramé begins with a serie of international meetings involving artists of various disciplines, cultural operators and actors supporting the contemporary artistic production to discuss at which conditions and in which ways a multidisciplinary cooperation project among civil society can be designed in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
What is Macramé?
Programme of the Torino meetings 2007
The second workshop between fondations and cultural networks - organised by IETM and World Cultural Forum - was held in Torino, Italy n 16th e 17th November 2007 and was hosted by Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione CRT.
The workshop, an informal and frank space of debate, was attended by 35 representatives of networks and foundations from Europe, Singapore, Latin America, Australia and Africa, who discussed about critical points, approaches and evaluation concerning transnational cultural cooperation.
This workshop followed the first Foundations & Networks International Workshop that was held on 27 November 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as parallel event of the Forum Cultural Mundial 2006.
Fondazione Fitzcarraldo is partner of the Foundations and Networks International Workshop 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brasile - 24th-30th November 2006 and in Salvador on 1st-3rd december 2006.
Within the Forum Fitzcarraldo is organizing on 27th November 2006 in Rio de Janeiro two sessions focused on foundations and networks about trans-national cultural cooperation. These sessions intend to understand what obstacles grant makers and beneficiaries encounter in developing cultural cooperation projects and what are the chance for foundations to build partnership and alliances among civil society, public authorities and cultural organisations.
The issues and the questions tackled:
Miranda is a special project developed by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo in partnership with the Regione Piemonte and Fondazione CRT that aims at experimenting with the operators of museums a new methodology of Observation survey by using ICT solutions.
This survey methodology is based on the direct observation of visitors' reactions in a museum and let the operators get a more detailed knowledge of visitors' behaviour.
The observation survey is mainly useful to:
A software has been developed by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo for the Observation survey: this software quickens data entry and provides useful graphical representations of results.
The project Miranda is made up of a training lab, a test phase of the software and a web site. It involved 10 museums in 2005 and 8 in 2006.
Initiated by the European Cultural Foundation in early 2004, LabforCulture.org aims to be a tool that provides useful information for artists, cultural operators and practitioners for sharing information, monitoring trends, commissioning research and innovative schemes to encourage cross border cultural cooperation in Europe. LabforCulture.org is a pan-European initiative which seeks to provide a federating and networking tool to provide access to opportunities for transnational cultural cooperation. Fondazione Fitzcarraldo takes part in the Stakeholder forum of LabforCulture.org.