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. The partners contribute to the sustainability, programming and dissemination of the outputs.

The edition of ArtLab 2019 consists of two main events: Milan (June 27-28) and Bari-Matera (October 24-26), broken down in different formats, which are characterized by the presence of an extensive and high qualitative level of international experiences and actors for the purpose of a programmatic and operational discourse on the most effective conditions and processes for the development of the cultural and creative ecosystem.

For the fourth year, ArtLab returns to BASE in Milan to discuss:

  • ArtLab Investment Forum: Pitch sessions and b2b meetings between European cultural and creative startups and investors 
  • Public-private partnerships for the enhancement of heritage for cultural and social innovation
  • The cultural and creative sector in the European programming cycle 2021-2027
  • Thinking (and acting) digital
  • The contribution of museums to environmental sustainability
  • Cultural institutions and inclusion
  • Rating for the evaluation of cultural and creative industries
  • The strategic plan of the Italian Librarians Association for public libraries
  • Music Innovation - Feeding Future Business
  • Seeking Bad Companies for Memorable endeavours: the network of independent cultural innovators explores and designs new forms of sustainability