Public-Private Partnerships for Supporting Culture: Incentives and Impact

Tuesday, March 17, 2015–3:00 PM
Sala della Protomoteca, Campidoglio
Musei Capitolini, Campidoglio
Rome, Italy
Public-Private Partnerships for Supporting Culture: Incentives and Impact

A public conversation on the role of public/private partnerships and their potential in Italy. Italy is currently revising its laws and structures to incentivize private investment in culture. This discussion frontlines the possibilities, but also the responsibilities, of such partnerships. Various national economic models for incentivizing private investment in culture—from Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom—will be summarized and debated in a first session. A second session will ask major donors and foundation chairmen to discuss the problem of impact. What kind of outcomes philanthropists expect and how these can be integrated with public priorities?

The event is organized in collaboration with Roma Capitale.

Participants include: Ministro per i Beni e le Attività Culturali Dario Franceschini; Assessore alla Cultura Giovanna Marinelli; Assessore a Scuola, Sport, Politiche Giovanili e Partecipazione Paolo Masini; Assessore al Patrimonio, Politiche UE, Comunicazione e Pari Opportunità Alessandra Cattoi; Giovanna Melandri (president of MAXXI); Roberto Orsi (Errepi Comunicazione/Osservatorio Socialis); Peter Gould (professor of cultural hertiage at the American University of Rome and board member of Sustainable Preservation Initiative); Lynn Meskell (professor of anthropology and archeology at Stanford University and currently American Academy in Rome Scholar in Residence); Robert Bewley (former director of Heritage Lottery Fund in the UK); Andrew Hetherington (Business to Arts, Ireland); Rena De Sisto (Bank of America Foundation); Carla Fendi (Fondazione Carla Fendi); Stefano Aluffi Pentini (Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane, Lazio); Luigi Capello (LoveItaly); Judith Wade (Grandi Giardini Italiani); and Richard Hodges (Packard Humanities Institute).