InLuce Grant

Antroposcene is a project created thanks to funding from the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. Through the grant “In Luce. Promoting and narrating local cultural identities” (which falls under the Creating Attractiveness Mission of the Culture Goal), the Foundation aims to promote the local areas of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta from a cultural and creative point of view, making them more accessible and attractive to residents and tourists, with a view to sustainable social and economic development.

The grant has three main goals:
To promote the widespread artistic and cultural heritage of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta to create cultural, social and economic growth opportunities for the local areas.
To foster and increase the value of local and thematic networks.
To foster sustainable development and tourism, promoting the knowledge of local cultures whilst respecting the environment and community living systems.

Funding from the grant will be used for projects running between 2021 and 2023 and will be articulated in two stages.

Stage 1
It involves the submission of a project that promotes the cultural identity of an area linked to one or more relevant heritage assets, to take place between January and September 2022. Candidates will have to submit a preliminary plan that highlights one of the cultural identities featured in past applications for the Foundation’s promotion grants, i.e.: illustrious figures from the past, artisanal and creative productions of excellence, cultural landscape, streets, and historical routes and itineraries. 

Stage 2
Only the winners of Stage 1 will move on to this step, which requires the submission of the final version of a project that develops and implements the plan from Stage 1. These projects will take place from May to December 2023. Only partnerships may apply for the grant. Preference will be given to partnerships involving strategic cultural entities supported by the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. Support tools and guidance/mentoring will be provided to help develop the projects by focusing on the content and details required by the grant. Specifically, there will be training and orientation programmes for applicants in Stage 1 and support and in-depth analysis for Stages 1 and 2.

The Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo will grant the selected applicants funding to a maximum amount of € 75,000, corresponding to no more than 75% of the total project cost.

One of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy


A medieval village in the heart of the Nervia valley, uniting history, legends, traditions, art and culture – from the Iron Age, through Monet, Renoir, and the Dorias, to the Rossese di Dolceacqua D.O.C.

Today known as the City of Roses


"San Giàixu", on the ridge of Monte Santa Croce, was first a fief of the Counts of Ventimiglia, then a municipality of the Republic of Genoa and a member of "La Magnifica Comunità degli Otto Luoghi" (The magnificent community of the eight villages).

Country pride


Hidden in the upper Crosia valley to escape the raids of the Saracens, Soldano is a town of ancient origins with a history steeped in agriculture: it's nestled among wattle, broom, roses, Rossese grapes, and Taggiasca olive trees.

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Antroposcene is the open-air Ethnographic Museum that narrates the widespread rural heritage of the local areas of Dolceacqua, San Biagio della Cima and Soldano. 34 km of paths, 20 points of interest, 6000 years of dialogue between man and nature. Stories of a rural construct to be protected, nature and community returning protagonists, ancient 'nomeranze' that have in the Flysch stone the common element uniting places and people. An ethno-anthropological journey guided by digital media and immersive dynamics that enhances and gives voice to the precious good that surrounds us.

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address: Via Roma, 50, 18035 Dolceacqua IM

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