The Programme Torino e le Alpi has attributed a central role to cultural activities, relying on the creative potential of the Alpine environment and its ability to be fully contemporary. The Festival Torino e le Alpi, a diffused festival built around multiple artistic forms and covering different territories, has reached its third edition in 2016. During the three years in which the programme has been operating, it has been able to consolidate a vast network of institutions and organisations that has given to the mountains of Piedmont, Liguria, and the Aosta Valley the leading role in the creation of quality culture and attractions for a broad and varied public.
In Turin, the Festival has offered a rich schedule, drawn up in collaboration with city institutions and other parties, among which Associazione Dislivelli, Fondazione Merz, Teatro della Caduta, Circolo dei lettori, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Torino Spiritualità, Turismo Torino e Provincia, and Paniere dei prodotti tipici della Provincia di Torino. The Museo Nazionale della Montagna (the National Museum of Mountains - 2014 and 2015) and Fondazione Merz (2016) have hosted a three-year exhibition, concerts, creative labs, film projections, dance performances, readings, and theatre shows. The Superga hill has stood as background for workshops and hikes in nature.
The valleys of Piedmont, Liguria, and the Aosta Valley have become animated with numerous cultural initiatives selected through the two editions of the “Call for proposals for cultural projects in the Alpine territories” (2015 and 2016), that have rewarded the projects proving the innovative and creative potential of the Alpine environment, in its double aspect of inspiring context (views at the mountain) and place of cultural production (views from the mountain). The Festival Torino e le Alpi has supported the activities of 23 public, religious, and not-for-profit organisations, involving 25 projects: over 150 initiatives between concerts, hikes and shows in nature and in mountain huts, located at over 45 Alpine locations in the Northwest.
Festival Torino e le Alpi 2014
Festival Torino e le Alpi 2015
Festival Torino e le Alpi 2016