The Art of Managing Arts
Cultural managament is not only a profession, but also an art which is possible to learn in Ticino. Thanks to the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Cultural Management – proposed by the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, affiliated to the Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, SUPSI – university students can marry a deep artistic-contemporary knowledge with a managing know-how in order to project and promote cultural industry.
Among management, marketing cultural politics and economics courses, the Master focuses on performing arts and multimedial aspects through visits to Berlin, Paris e Turin. Cinema is also part of the academic offer, and the Festival del film Locarno is engaged in a particular way.
The Chief Operating Officer Mario Timbal and the Delegate to the Artistic Direction Nadia Dresti have in fact been involving in the project, showing the students how promotion and organization of the Festival are managed. They can consequently take a look behind the scenes of one of Switzerland's most important cultural events, wandering around Locarno during the days of the Festival. More information about the MAS on www.supsi.ch.Mattia Bertoldi