Farm Cultural Park
Platform for change
Farm Cultural Park opened in 2010, when Andrea Bartoli and his wife Florinda Saieva bought several buildings in the semi-abandoned city centre of Favara in Sicily. They completely renovated them, creating a cultural centre that now hosts exhibitions by international and local artists, politically charged artwork, along with shops, a garden bar, cultural events, talks, screenings and workshops.
The project has brought a new lease of life to Favara, previously known for having one of Italy’s highest unemployment rates. Every year thousands of artists, creatives, journalists and other visitors share their experiences to rethink new ways of living, working and being together. For this reason it is known as the “People’s Museum”.
What makes the organisation unique?
Sou, School of Architecture for children – an extraordinary project launched in 2018 that is committed to sharing with children the love for beauty and design as a medium to trigger social changes.
Outdoor stage, Black box, Art Gallery, Conference Room, Meeting Room, Workshop room, School, Shop or other retail space, Artistic Residency Accommodation, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Co-working Space, Community Areas, Courtyard, Garden
Research, Production, Exhibition and Programming, Education and Training, Mediation
Dance, Visual Arts, Architecture and Urbanism, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts, Democratic and civil society development, Gastronomy
Domestic House / Apartment Building