The Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists is an organism that includes 38 public administrations with the aim of supporting the young creativity with initiatives of formation, promotion and research. The circuit GAI, which was born in 1989, has given itself a new juridical form which allows it to co-ordinate efficaciously national projects and pick up new resources through the collaboration between public and private corporations.
The aim of the Association is to gather information, to offer various services, to organise formative and promotional opportunities for young people who work in the field of creativity, arts and show. This process is developed through permanent or temporary initiatives which support the circulation of information and events, both at national and international levels, encouraging the relationship between the artistic production of young people and the market.
In 2001 the circuit created a web site WWW.GIOVANIARTISTI.IT which is a place where young artists can debate and exchange information and opinions. The portal has a journalistic structure and it offers a section reserved for the contest announcements and for the formative and promotional opportunities, another dedicated to the news and the reviews, an open gallery with several works and a database reserved for Italian Young Artists. At present the Association owns a national data bank containing more than 30.000 cards of creative young people in the various artistic areas. Besides, the Association begins an editorial activity with the issue of its catalogues distributed across Italy. As regards the initiatives realised by the single corporations, they often turn to the associative net for the selection of the artists coming from the various areas of Italy.
With reference to the national and international mobility, GAI is the italian coordinator of Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artists and is partner of BJCEM - Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée. GAI is also partner of some international associations like TransArtists and Culture Action Europe for different european projects.
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