Currently active across the major cities of the five continents the ninety Italian Cultural Institutes represent the ideal meeting point for the dialogue among intellectuals, artists, people working in the cultural field but also for the Italian and foreign citizens who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country.
The Italian Cultural Institute acts not only as an image of Italy and as useful source of information on the Italian system, but is also the driving force behind the cultural initiatives and cooperation. It represents also the fundamental reference point for the Italian community abroad and is the centre of the growing demand of Italian culture around the world.
By supporting the work carried out by the Italian Embassies and Consulates, the Cultural Institutes efficiently promote the image of Italy as centre of production, conservation and diffusion of culture from the Classical age to nowadays. Besides organizing cultural events in various fields (arts, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, photography, literature, publishing), the Italian Cultural Institutes:
* offer the possibility to get to know the Italian language and culture, by offering courses, libraries as well as educational and editorial material;
* establish the relationships necessary to promote and integrate Italian artists and cultural institutions in the exchange and production of culture on an international level;
* provide information and logistic support to the cultural, public and private, Italian and foreign, operators;
* support the initiatives that enhance the intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.
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