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About us

A team of professionals that works alongside cultural institutions and projects to construct strategic paths.

What we do

After starting out as an association in 2009, BAM! Strategie Culturali went on to become a cooperative in 2012. It works with museums, festivals, theatres, cultural districts, local bodies, universities, foundations and non-profit entities in Italy and across Europe, assisting them with cultural management.

We offer our expertise as consultants, designers, training personnel, communication and marketing professionals, developing the most effective strategies, focus on objectives, study feasibility and sustainability, monitor results and evaluate the impact of different actions.

Having observed the changes taking place in Italy’s cultural sector over the years, we have adapted our services to meet the new requirements and cover all the latest developments in the field: digital and social media; cultural and creative enterprises; european projects; local marketing and cultural planning; urban regeneration; audience-focused approaches, designed to boost engagement; the role of culture in community welfare.

Our ultimate goal is to facilitate cultural access and ensure cultural involvement for an increasingly broad and diverse audience.

How we do it

We have developed our own vision, which we put into practice in our projects.

We are always striving to:

  • break down walls and barriers that keep people out of places of culture, bring communities closer to their heritage, develop a sense of pride in community assets and build increasingly open, inclusive and welcoming cultural spaces;
  • do away with top-down approaches in organisations, convince institutions to let go of some of their power and hybridise their skills, bring in new ideas and encourage a more open-minded attitude towards exploring practices from outside the cultural sector;
  • boost the quality of communication and cultural marketing, both tools that are still underestimated within our institutions, facilitating their proper usage and bringing an end to comparisons between real and digital;
  • focus on the public, dialogue and involvement, an awareness of the demand and its needs, while also ensuring that the reasoning is all about the offer, the content and the development of new and increasingly relevant cultural products;
  • innovate, in a very practical sense: fighting against organisational inertia on a daily basis, making an effort not to do things “in the same way they’ve always been done,” trying to change routines, even if just by a millimetre.

Team

Federico Borreani

Analysis and Strategy

Federico is a regular theatregoer, but spends more time looking at the audience than the actors. He also goes to a lot of concerts, but only to sing. Here at BAM! he comes up with, writes out and plans audience development processes for cultural institutions, from audience surveys to engagement activities.

Francesca Lambertini

Planning and Assessment

Francesca writes and manages plans for BAM!, monitoring resources, budgets, times and impacts. Having a clear idea about what point we’re at helps her to understand what isn’t working. This allows us to adjust our aim, measure our energy levels and maximise our results: a bit like in sport, strictly team sports of course.

Rosanna Spanò

Training and European Projects

Having studied cultural management and specialised in European planning, she is always guided by her tireless curiosity, burning off her excess energy on long bike rides. Her background as a scout leader makes her a perfect team leader for BAM!’s workshops and training sessions.

Elena Bertelli

Communication and Training

Proud of her origins in Copparo and her degree in contemporary art history, Elena has always worked hard to uphold and promote creative talents. Here at BAM! she plans and monitors communcation, digital strategy and cultural marketing processes on a day-by-day basis.

Milo Sarrini

Audience Analysis and Study

With his origins in the Maremma and Bologna areas, Milo is fresh from his studies in  Cultural Management. He has a very enquiring mind and is an excellent observer: of audiences and plants. He loves travelling and buying funky shirts. Here at BAM! he has very quickly become a black belt in questionnaires and focus groups.

Simona Canè

Branding and Graphics

Simona is a through-and-through Bolognese who loves mixing history and design, tradition and technology. With a degree in Communication & Marketing, she has worked for a number of communication agencies and brand design firms. Here at BAM! she plans and supervises the coordinated image and visuals for cultural projects and institutions.

Vanessa Gregorin

Communication and digital strategy

Grown up in Friuli, immersed in contemporary dance and youth associations, she gets excited when she has little to do. After studying Public Relations, she moved to Bologna to explore the connections between communication and the performing arts. At BAM! she is especially involved in communication projects.

Martino Catalani

Research and context analysis
With a past as a bass player, he came to Bologna to study cultural management. In his free time he likes to involve unsuspecting friends in long and tiring treks. Always on the edge of restlessness, always looking for new incentives, he is an all-round support figure for BAM!.

Alice Benassi

Cultural analysis and planning
Grown up in the lowlands of Reggio Emilia and having attended art school, she infiltrated the chic circles of Bocconi University to study management for art and culture. Idealistic to the core, she always reads the newspaper in the morning to turn every conversation into a topical debate. At BAM!, she works on cultural planning.

Pietro Mantovani

Digital strategist and project manager

A somewhat unlikely fan of the most outspoken hip hop music, Pietro has a degree in philosophy and specialises in Digital Strategy and Cultural Project Management. He lives in Ancona, a city that he loves, leaving it on a regular basis purely to enjoy his return home. Here at BAM! he looks after Social Media Management.

Benedetto Puccia

Communication and social media management
He moved from Castelbuono to Bologna to study Art Education and Communication to start with, before going on to study Cultural Management. Benedetto loves music, pasta with pesto and the stupidest jokes possible. He primarily deals with communication for BAM!

Federico Rasetti

Project management and planning
Having grown up backstage at concerts (and fed plates of cappelletti), he specialises in the European live music sector and the development of cultural enterprise network projects. He attended a business development course at Bocconi and is a certified sustainability manager.

Greta Ortalli

Communication, impact analysis and assessment
After completing a degree in communication in Bolzano, she moved to Bologna to study cultural management. An inveterate reader, she loves planning everything down to the smallest detail, especially holidays. Greta looks after digital communication and impact assessment at BAM!
Alessandro Scorsino

Alessandro Scorsino

administration and management control
A political scientist and economist, he is in charge of administration and accounting at BAM!
As an aspiring theatre actor, he believes that art and culture will save the world. A lover of nature and hiking, he loses himself in long reflections in search of a way to leave the planet better than he found it.

Gianluca Montebuglio

Communication, content and creative strategies
He studied Communication and Clinical Psychology, you might meet him in a park reading or listening to anyone who talks to him. When not working, he works with music and other words. At BAM! he works on copywriting and creative strategies.

Since 2009, the following people have also worked with, assisted and advised BAM!:

Gaia Paruto, Federica Scalera, Alice Merenda Somma, Nicola Manzoni, Davide Baruzzi, Davide Barbarello, Tommaso Sorichetti, Rossella Napolitano, Paolo Spagnoletti, Alina Gasperini, Alessio Chiappi, Lucia Baruzzi, Francesco Paolo Rolfo, Miriam Calabrese, Sofia Calzavara, Francesca Pedone, Giulia Albanese, Angela Donati, Danilo Politi, Giulia Couzzi, Lucia Giannini, Alice Balerna, Giovanna Dell’Aqua, Davide Marchiori, Noemi Tarantini, Dario Matassa, Lorenzo Vercelli, Maddalena Meneghetti, Stefani Cognata, Eleonora Fraternali, Chiara Sagramola, Marta Moretto, Giulia Taurino, Davide Blasig, Chiara Bernasconi, Margherita Gagliardi, Pietro Passarelli, Alice Brignani, Damiana Senette, Giulia Dal Pont, Andrea Berna, Martina Lodi, Sandro Pasqual, Enzo Bevar, Elisa Paluan, Federica Onofri, Sara Bonini Baraldi, Simone Napolitano.

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