July 28, 2021

IED Firenze and IED Roma present tenth edition of Master course in Arts Management

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)

View of IED students and Quiet Ensemble, Project Waves (2), outdoor festival. Photo: R. Ippoliti.

IED students, Project Waves (1), outdoor festival. Photo: R. Ippoliti.

Projects De lo Micro a lo Macro. Courtesy of Istituto Europeo di Design (IED).

Project Dilemma. Photo: F. A. Petrivelli.

Project UnBoxed. Photo: M. Capone.

Starting in January 2022 with innovations in terms of faculty and structure.

Project management at the service of culture and art, a mix of skills that the IED Master course in Arts Management, now in its tenth edition, grows in the DNA of its students. Each edition is unique, but the leitmotiv is the itinerant formula in three cities of Italian art and culture heritage: Rome, Florence and Venice.

What will allow the Master course in Arts Management to be unique? The Master course is divided into two operational modules that have an individual study path related to the city in which they are held.

The Florence module is focused on training specialists in designing, planning and organizing complex events in the visual arts and festival fields. The Rome module is concentrated on the fine-tuning of a new approach for managing the artistic heritage in relation with the contemporary cultural scene. In between the two operational modules, students are involved in a special week in Venice, in collaboration with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

In these cities, art merges with several business realities, allowing the acquisition of wide-ranging skills and competences.

The Master course leads participants into a training path designed as a general framework in which cultural skills, technical expertise, project development abilities are step by step introduced, implemented and consolidated. In the past the students have worked on very challenging exhibition projects in collaboration with Palazzo Strozzi, Florence realized in different venues such as Gomito a Gomito, Political Objects, At the edge of Chaos (in collaboration also with Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence), as well as workshops and projects in collaboration with the MAXXI Museum in Rome.

“The Master course builds a central figure for the life of cultural institutions who deals with art and culture project management. This professional is capable of identifying innovative content, structuring a comprehensive event schedule, planning and developing fundraising and resource management. The master offers a rich program for a new cross media approach in the post pandemic scenario.”

Course coordinators
Florence module: Daria Filardo, independent curator
Rome module: Francesco Dobrovich, cultural and communication manager

All IED’s Master professors are professionals based in Europe that work internationally and are the core of our rich educational offer. The theoretical approach goes hand in hand with the practical one which is experienced by the students through intense dialogue and project development with their professors that bring the most updated reality of professional life within the learning experience.

The new members of the faculty are: Alessandra Pelucchi (Architect), Andrea Faroppa Cabrera (Partnerships Development, Sónar & Sónar+D), Astrid Rousse (Managing Director, Advanced Music / Sónar), Cecilia Del Vecchio (PR & Media relations manager, Open Gate Italia), Dario Corna (Experiential Marketing), Eleonora Colizzi (Cross-media storyteller, MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art), Francesca Delicato (Graphic Designer), Irene Innocente (Education Department, Centro Pecci, Prato), Luca Bazzoli (Stakeholder Manager, Ashoka Italia), Thomas Rankin (Designer), Valerio Musilli (Film Director)

Along with faculty members from previous editions: Alessandra Capodacqua (Photogapher), Antonio Scuderi (Entrepeneur), Cecilia Canziani (Curator), Chiara Ulivi (Museum Assistant, Communication and Events, Uffizi Gallery), Claudia Balochini (Lawyer), Giuliana Ciancio (Cultural Manager), Lorenzo Migno (Social Media Manager), Luca Scarlini (Writer and Performer), Michele Trimarchi (Cultural Economist), Nicola Ciancio (Cultural Projects Curator)
Nicola Santini (Architect and Exhibition Designer), Pete Kercher (Designer), Pietro Gaglianò (Curator, Director Scripta Festival, Florence), Roberto Ruta e Lisa Chiari (Press Office).

The course will start in January 2022, and lasts 11 months.

The profession of the Art/Cultural Manager is one of the many involved in the research project NOT AN ARTIST.
The goal is to foster a conversation and a discussion about the role and evolution of all the “side-professions” that complement the work of Artists in order to constantly update the academic offer and the faculty of IED and to provide the most effective education experience to those interested in entering the world of contemporary art.

More information here.

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