The UK-Italy Season is an exciting opportunity to strengthen new cultural connections between Italy and the UK. It will take place in Italy in autumn 2020 and will focus on creativity, innovation and inclusion, under the theme Being Present.

The impact of Covid-19 on both the UK and Italian cultural sectors has forced us to re-imagine the Season. But we felt strongly that it should go ahead in some shape or form. We still want to Be Present and show solidarity with Italy in these difficult times.

Our reimagined Season, curated by Jean Cameron, connects UK prominent artists and emerging talent together with Italy’s next generation of creative professionals and young leaders. It will explore the social impact of culture in our societies: unpacking our understanding of how we were before, what it means to be present now, and where we are going. 

The Season will be digitally-led with the possibility of adding face-to-face elements if, by the autumn, conditions allow. We aim to announce the programme in July.

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