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About the IIC


About the IIC

Currently active across the major cities of the five continents the Istituto Italiano di Cultura network represents not only an ideal meeting point for intellectual and artistic dialogue, but also an excellent opportunity for Italian and foreign citizens who wish to establish or maintain a relationship with our country.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura acts as an image of Italy and as a useful source of information on the Italian system. It is the driving force behind an array of cultural initiatives and cooperation. It is the fundamental reference point for the Italian community abroad and centre of the growing demand for Italian culture around the world.

By supporting the work carried out by the Italian Embassies and Consulates, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura network efficiently promotes the image of Italy as a centre of production, conservation and diffusion of culture from the Classical age to nowadays. Besides organizing cultural events in various fields (arts, music, cinema, theatre, dance, fashion, design, photography, literature, publishing), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura network:

  • offers the possibility to discover and learn more about Italian language and culture by offering courses, operating libraries and providing educational and editorial material;
  • establishes the relationships necessary to promote and integrate Italian artists and cultural institutions in the exchange and production of culture on an international level;
  • provides information and logistical support to public and private Italian and foreign cultural operators;
  • supports the initiatives that enhance intercultural dialogue based on the principles of democracy and international solidarity.