Manifatture Digitali Cinema (MDC) is an experimental program of the Fondazione Sistema Toscana, a public foundation dedicated to developing the audiovisual policy of the Tuscany Region. MDC carries out innovative actions (in Prato and Pisa) for the audiovisual sector and is part of the Framework Program Agreement “Contemporary Senses – Tuscany for cinema” (intervention and.2.2. Professional training for old trades for new activities – Digital Manufactures Cinema Prato) signed between the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities – Directorate-General for Cinema, the Agency for Territorial Cohesion and the Tuscany Region, Culture and Research Directorate. (manifatturedigitalicinema.it/)
The Italian Association of Scenographers, Costume and Interior Designers (ASC) was founded forty years ago and represents the majority of professionals in the sector. It aims to support, defend and promote design professionals operating in all areas of Cinema, Theatre, Programs and TV Series, Opera, Exhibitions, Events, Advertising and Entertainment. Members are internationally acclaimed and include numerous Oscar winners and candidates such as Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Gabriella Pescucci, Milena Canonero and Piero Tosi. It is currently led by the presidency of Carlo Poggioli (www.aesseci.org).
The PIN University Campus of Prato is a consortium company with a public majority, non-profit, which acts as a training agency responsible for the course and organisation of teaching(www.pin.unifi.it). Certified since 2003 ISO 9001, the PIN is the bearer of advanced knowledge and operational skills and organises services for teaching and high-level research.
The largest cultural centre in Italy dedicated to the enhancement of ancient and contemporary art and textile production. The Museum represents the historical memory and the cultural interface of the Prato district, which since the Middle Ages has been identified with the production of fabrics and which today has over 7000 companies active in this sector.
Manages an avant-garde theatre on a national level that spreads theatrical culture through the production, distribution and representation of shows with particular reference to the city and region.