ASSOCIATION FOR THE CIRCUIT OF THE YOUNG ITALIAN ARTISTS
The Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists is an organism that includes 38 public administrations with the aim of supporting the young creativity with initiatives of formation, promotion and research. The circuit GAI, which was born in 1989, has given itself a new juridical form which allows it to co-ordinate efficaciously national projects and pick up new resources through the collaboration between public and private corporations.
The aim of the Association is to gather information, to offer various services, to organise formative and promotional opportunities for young people who work in the field of creativity, arts and show. This process is developed through permanent or temporary initiatives which support the circulation of information and events, both at national and international levels, encouraging the relationship between the artistic production of young people and the market.
In 2001 the circuit created a web site WWW.GIOVANIARTISTI.IT which is a place where young artists can debate and exchange information and opinions. The portal has a journalistic structure and it offers a section reserved for the contest announcements and for the formative and promotional opportunities, another dedicated to the news and the reviews, an open gallery with several works and a database reserved for Italian Young Artists.
At present the Association owns a national data bank containing more than 30.000 cards of creative young people in the various artistic areas.
Besides, the Association begins an editorial activity with the issue of its catalogues distributed across Italy.
As regards the initiatives realised by the single corporations, they often turn to the associative net for the selection of the artists coming from the various areas of Italy.
The Association in partnership with Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali - Direzione Generale per il paesaggio, le belle arti, l’architettura e l’arte contemporanee - Direzione Generale per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale - Direzione Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo realises for the period 2013-2014 some national and international projects under the programme DE.MO. support of new design for art shop and bookshop and international mobility of young Italian artists: 1) Movin’Up, an action which aims to support the mobility of Italian Artists all over the world; 2) DAB a contest in collaboration with Comune di Modena concerning art and design objects for museum bookshops.
With reference to the national and international mobility, GAI is the italian coordinator of Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artists and is partner of BJCEM - Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée. GAI is also partner of some international associations like Transartists and Culture Action Europe for different european projects.
For the biennium 2011-2012 the GAI Association is Technical Partner of ANCI - Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani for selected projects under the Public Notice in the call for proposals for the financing of projects in support of the Youth Creativity. Furthermore for the biennium 2009-2010 the GAI has managed moreover a program promoted with Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Gioventù and ANCI – Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani that under the title ITALIA CREATIVA faced to all field topics as the creative production, the relationship between creativity and market, the promotion of the talent, the acquaintance, the professional increase, the infrastructure creation.
Cities of Ancona, Asti, Bari, Biella, Bologna, Cagliari, Campobasso, Como, Cremona, Ferrara, Firenze, Forlì, Genova, Messina, Milano, Modena, Padova, Parma, Pavia, Perugia, Pisa, Prato, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia, Roma, Salerno, Siracusa, Torino, Trento, Trieste, Udine, Venezia, Vicenza; Provinces of Lecce, Matera, Siracusa, Teramo; Piedmont Region