As in previous years, in 2011 the largest amount of the Fondazione’s total resources was awarded to Arts and Culture. In this area, Fondazione CRT supports both top level institutions and smaller actors, who play a key role in developing a rich and varied cultural environment.
The most consolidated activities – namely the support of museums and exhibitions and the restoration of the historical-artistic heritage of Piedmont and the Aosta Valley – are included, respectively, in the Esponente (exhibitions) and Restauri-Cantieri diffusi (restoration) areas of intervention.
2011 allocation: 27 million euro; number of projects funded: 911
In the meantime, Città e Cattedrali continues and has now reached its final stage. The project was originally launched to promote a cultural circuit which includes 18 cathedrals in Piedmont and the Aosta Valley and involved the restoration, safeguarding and promotion of their historic and artistic value.
Mestieri Reali offers continuous training to those who wish to improve their professional skills and deepen their understanding of the key aspects of large restoration projects. Not&Sipari aims at opening a channel for initiatives related to artistic production.
INNOVATIVE GRANTING METHODS
Arts and Culture is the area where, over the years, Fondazione CRT has most frequently applied its most innovative operating methods.
The Turin foundation relaunched the “Uno per Traffic, Traffic per tutti” initiative, designed to involve citizens in supporting the music festival, Traffic.
The donations were used to support young artists, and donors received free coupons to visit Palazzo Madama, Gam, the Rivoli Castle, and the Museum of Cinema and attend the events of Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa.
In addition, in 2011 Fondazione CRT continued to collect the donations which it is committed to doubling and giving to increase the endowment of Fondazione Castello Sforzesco Visconteo di Novara. The profits of the endowment will be used to fund the Castle’s activities and make it increasingly independent from other institutional funders.
In cooperation with Rete Italiana di Cultura Popolare, Fondazione CRT also set up the first web-based interactive platform for popular culture. Finallly, Fondazione CRT is laying the operating foundations for the OGR project – the most important and representative project developed according to venture philanthropy principles. The project aims at transforming the industrial area of the former Officine Grandi Riparazioni di Torino into an innovative centre for cultural production and research.
The activities of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – CRT has continued. The goal is to enrich and promote the artistic heritage of Turin and Piedmont, both through the acquisition of works to increase the collections of Gam and the Rivoli Castle, and with initiatives aimed at developing the sector of modern and contemporary art in Turin and Piedmont (ResO’, Contemporary Art, Giorno per Giorno, ZonArte).