“A concrete support to the Ukrainian artists who, in these dramatic hours, are fleeing from the horrors of war to find refuge in Italy. Allowing them to continue in their creative work is an important gesture of solidarity: a sign that Culture truly unites the world”.
The Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, introduces with these words the act that allocates 2 million Euros to 20 Italian Cultural Foundations to create artist-in-residence programs for Ukrainian artists in their respective sectors of activity: theatre, cinema, the visual and performing arts, opera, dance and museums. This is in addition to the other measures implemented by the Italian Government to support Ukraine, including the offer to rebuild the Mariupol Theatre.
The 2 million Euros are divided into parts of €100,000, and are assigned equally to the following 20 foundations:
– MAXXI – Museo delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rome);
– Biennale di Venezia (Venice);
– Triennale di Milano (Milan);
– Quadriennale di Roma (Rome);
– Egyptian Museum of Turin Foundation;
– Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma (Rome);
– National Academy of Santa Cecilia of Rome;
– Arena di Verona Foundation;
– Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli and Bari Theatres (Bari);
– Teatro alla Scala of Milan;
– Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa;
– Theatre of Bologna;
– Teatro dell’Opera of Roma;
– Teatro San Carlo of Napoli;
– Teatro la Fenice of Venice;
– Teatro Lirico of Cagliari Foundation;
– Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi of Trieste;
– Maggio Musicale Fiorentino;
– Teatro Massimo of Palermo;
– Teatro Regio of Turin.