Art Promotion is a non-profit cultural association set up in 1997 by a group of enthusiasts to promote all forms of art, through cultural exchanges and the organisation of music and film festivals, conferences, exhibitions.
Art Promotion carries out practical projects aiming to foster and streamline the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge, recognising that art and culture can help people, especially the younger ones, develop a new social awareness of urgent issues that are present everywhere and in rich and poor countries alike. The more than warm audience reception of the events organised in the last few years and the enthusiasm put by the Cultural Association in organising them, are the best drive to carry on exploration and research.
The association has organised several events, most notably the Corato Jazz Festival (from 1998 to 2000), the Corato FilMusic Festival (2005), the International Peace and Hip Hop Music “Menu Kebab” Festival (2007-2008), the Conference “L’anima nell’Arte, il Forum di Coproduzione Euro Mediterraneo (since 2010) and above all the European Film Festival (since 2000). All the events organised share a series of common objectives: intercultural dialogue; the right to freedom of expression; the valorisation of cultural diversity; the education and training of the young in the socio-cultural field; the fight against racism and xenophobia; the protection and valorisation of Apulian territory and traditions, the promotion and diffusion of European and Mediterranean culture.