Found in the largest cities of all five continents, the 90 Italian Cultural Institutes currently in operation are a perfect place of meeting and dialogue for intellectuals, artists and other cultural operators, but also for ordinary citizens, both Italian and foreign, who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country.
Not only as a showcase of Italy and source of up-to-date information on the national economic and industrial system, the Italian Cultural Institute becomes an essential reference point for Italian communities abroad and for the growing demand for Italian culture recorded the world over.
To support the activity already undertaken by the Embassies and Consulates, the Italian Cultural Institutes identify the most suitable tools to promote Italy’s image as a centre of production, conservation and cultural dissemination from the classical era to the present day. In addition to the organization of cultural events in various sectors (art, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, photography, literature, publishing), the Italian Cultural Institutes:
- offer whoever seeks it the opportunity to get to know the Italian language and culture, through the organization of courses, the management of libraries and the supply of educational material and publications;
- create the contacts and conditions to facilitate the integration of Italian operators in the processes of cultural exchange and production at international level;
- provide information and logistical support to public and private cultural operators, both Italian and foreign;
- support initiatives that foster intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.