The Master’s Touch Evaluation Tool was developed by the Michelangelo Foundation with the purpose of enabling both its network and artisans themselves to self-assess according to the eleven criteria for excellence, defined by The Master’s Touch. Based on a detailed questionnaire, the tool measures accurately to what extent an artisan fulfils the eleven criteria required to be eligible to join the Foundation’s community. The tool offers a unique profiling of an artisans skillset, clearly identifying the areas of expertise and competence and the areas where there is scope for further development.
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Until Friday 30 October it will be possible to enrol in the online ‘Crafting Business’ course, presented by Artex of Florence, through which artisans, craft start-ups, designers and creatives can build on the knowledge they need to support and develop their business.
The new Homo Faber Guide, a vade mecum that will help you to explore and get to know the centres of craft excellence in Italy and Europe directly, is now available online.
24- 25 October the event ApritiModa, a weekend on which it is possible to discover the least known and most secret places of the world of fashion, is being held for the fourth year.
From 23 to 25 October Biella Piazzo will be hosting for the fourth time Fatti ad Arte, organized by the association of the same name and promoted by Confartigianato Biella and CNA Biella, in collaboration with the Fondazione Cologni.
An urgent appeal on behalf of Italian Arts and Crafts has been delivered to the government in these days: a cry of pain and alarm for the sector, in deep crisis owing to the consequences of the health emergency.
Artigianato & Palazzo, Giambologna and Morgan Le Fay, Palazzo Corsini, Florence, 17-20 September 2020
Artigianato & Palazzo is being staged for the 26th time at Palazzo Corsini in Florence: three days devoted to the crafts, the Metiers d’Art and excellence. This year the focus will be on the new generations, driving force for the future of Made in Italy.
Fino al 30 settembre è possibile visitare, presso la Fondazione Made in Cloister di Napoli, l’esposizione “Collezione Bottega”, progetto di Design Artigianale nato nel 2015, durante la fase di restauro del chiostro di Santa Caterina a Formiello...
On Monday 6 July 2020, the ceremony for the award of the honour of the ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ was held in the garden of the Prefecture of Milan.
‘Art has a capacity for reactivation of thought, an ability to awaken positivity that will have a concrete effect on the daily lives of us all.’
An important Appeal: the most important Italian schools of arts and crafts are ready to start again!
The joint action of a selection of the most important Italian schools of arts and cratfs launched by ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine and supported by Fondazione Cologni, continues with tenacity and good results to date.
Artistic craftsmanship: which future after COVID? Appeal by the National Board of Artistic Craftsmanship
The National Board of Artistic Craftsmanship is inviting to consider with attention the future of workshops and small craft businesses, and is asking institutions and decision-makers to implement measures aimed at preventing, as far as possible...
Now we have to look ahead. It is important now to get ready to start again, to start being together again, our cities, everything that is beautiful, good and done well that flourishes in every corner of Italy.
ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine, is promoting, with the support of the Fondazione Cologni, an official request to the institutions...
Now in its eighth year, the Rometti Award, supported by the long-established Umbrian firm Ceramiche Rometti, intends to reward all the projects that offer an original contribution to the art of ceramics.
The Alto Artigianato Venezia network has been created in Venice with the aim of highlighting the uniqueness of craft creations and projecting the tradition into new contemporary languages.
In compliance with the Decree Law for the containment of COVID-19, Museums all over Italy are closed, but many have wanted to leave their doors “open” even at such a difficult time, so that Italian beauty, art and culture can be enjoyed.
From 29th February until 21st June, in the exhibition rooms of Villa Sucota (Como), it is possible to visit the exhibition "Deep Velvet", which presents the story of this fabric.
"In the early 1960s, I painted pictures and did quick writing that, on the canvases, formed fantastic landscapes. I still draw my signs today in the search for a ‘territoriality’ of my own that is increasingly residual, where I can cultivate my desires…
The exhibition dedicated to the award-winning costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini is open in the rooms of the Museo del Tessuto (Fabric Museum) in Prato until 22nd March.