Centro di Creazione e Cultura (previously Associazione Fabbrica Europa) was founded in Florence in 1994 and became active in 2002, as an interactive centre with a European dimension integrating education and artistic creation, aimed at fostering the mobility and professional growth of talented emerging artists. The many projects carried out at local and European level are based on flexible educational paths and international workshops and laboratories focused on fostering creative self-entrepreneurship, an artistic research based on an interdisciplinary sensitivity, as well as an awareness of the role of artists in today’s society, in projects and artistic practices based on a social engagement and promoting (inter)cultural and social diversity in arts through the dialogue of different cultures, roots, languages, viewpoints, ways of expression and styles of life.
In 2003 CCC co-founded the Foundation Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee, that has taken over the responsibility for the Fabbrica Europa Festival having reached in 2016 its 23rd edition. At institutional level it receives support from the Departments of Culture and Education of the Municipality of Florence and the Department of Education, University and Research of the Tuscany Region. It is registered as Association of Social Promotion and Adult Education. Until 2009 it was certified as training agency by the Tuscany Region.
CCC’s main activities establish a constant interaction between the territory of Florence and Tuscany and the European dimension, thanks to CCC’s core role as founding member of the ROOTS & ROUTES International Association based in Rotterdam. Within this European network, CCC develops since 10 years various projects aimed at promoting young European artists and creative workers and at fostering cultural exchanges and international mobility, with the support of the European Commission’s programmes Culture / Creative Europe, Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action / Erasmus+.
Centro di Creazione e Cultura (CCC) is a Florence-based association focused on artistic education and creation, aimed at fostering mobility and professional growth of talented emerging artists.