The Decennial of the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte

The Concilio Europeo dell’Arte has given over the years various forms and instruments to meet various needs of the European cultural scene. Many steps were required to partake in a cultural project as complex as this one.
The Concilio was founded in Italy as the Association CEA – Concilio Europeo dell’Arte in 2006 when, in the wake of a growing phenomenon, Law 383 of 2000 had fully recognized the social role of “associations,” aiming to “encourage the formation of new, associative realities and to consolidate and reinforce those already existing” (art. 1 of the law 383/2000)

To this extent, Law 383 offers associations of social promotions specific institutional tools among those: the ability to draft agreements with public entities to develop their own statutory activities (art. 30); the free use of public structures for temporary events and activities (art. 31); the opportunity to borrow public furniture and property for their own activities (art 32). We are faced with decisively relevant aspects: that is until then, public body could only make separate decisions in favor of a social association; however, since 2000, the law of the State recognizes the possibility.

In January 2016, the new institutional establishment of the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte (a charitable foundation) embodies the mission of the Concilio to reinvent itself. As an incubator of all the activities organized by the Association, the Foundation activates and maintains a current institutional rapport with the other entities that focus on culture in Italy and in Europe as well as invite its members to develop their artistic-cultural intentions and projects over various periods of time.