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Melting Pro
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Melting Pro is a dynamic cultural enterprise, focused on the potential of art and creativity to transform our societies.

It is a group of seven colleagues who believe in the values ​​of care, empathy, respect, social and environmental justice and cooperation

Born in 2011 in Rome, MeP has been developing through national and European experiences that led to new ways to promote cultural participation and adopt creative approaches

Culture is the only good that,

once distributed,

increases its value

Hans Georg Gadamer

Here is the story of Melting Pro through some of the most significant experiences that we have lived,
the projects and bonds that we have created and the emotions that we have felt

Timeline

2011

Melting Pro Laboratorio per la cultura is born

 This is the beginning of the MeP enterprise

MeP has an home

Our first office 

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2012

The European adventure starts!

The whole team is in Strasburg for “Le Whub” project

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Intus

A national project based in Corleone (Sicily) and focused on unique heritage: the Falcone-Borsellino archive from the anti-Mafia historical trials

AP art up

MeP promotes contemporary art in the Marche Region. Activities for local development have begun

2013

Synapse

An unprecedented, innovative creative entrepreneurship workshop organized in Rome

Audience development and participation

With the European project ADESTE, a new field of research and training opens up

Storytelling Workshop

MeP facilitates its first European DST workshop for the enhancement of museum collections

2014

MeP Learning is born

Melting Pro doubles its efforts: training and consultancy are at the core of the newborn cooperative

The seduction of European design

A publication kicking off  Melting Pro’s editorial activity 

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Europlanning for culture

The first edition of the Turin training course for new European project managers.

Kvalues, key skills

European cooperation is now used to test storytelling in the evaluation of soft skills

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2015

Stories from overseas

A long-range trip brings MeP to the US for the yearly international conference on digital storytelling

Circus performers and audiences

11 contemporary circus companies and a lot of work on audience training and engagement. The Quinta Parete project

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Local storytelling

New activities to enhance local areas through art and creativity. From the Marche Region to Lazio and Sicily

2016

SPACE

The Melting Pro format for creative local development through a community-based art process 

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Cultural visions

A new book about the relationship between culture and local development

2017

European alliances and cultural audiences

A new chapter on participation and audience development studies with old and new European partners: the CONNECT project 

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PLANtastic!

Schools, Roman suburbs and creativity for MeP’s first community project

2018

CAIT

The first Italian magazine dedicated to cultural management and participation: welcome Conectando Audiencias Italia!

Metamorphosis of the SPACE format

Experimenting creative regeneration with young street artists between Rome and North Africa

Invasioni Contemporanee

An arts Festival is launched in the Piceno area hit by the 2016 earthquakes. Art residencies and community work

2019

Audience development and participation

With the ADA and ADESTE + projects, the networks and exchanges on audience development are growing

Present and future of museums

MUS.A, a new European project dedicated to museum professionals and digital skills

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Creativity and teaching in schools

The P.arch project brings creative development to the children of Lazio and Sicily

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The MeP tree

A new tree has its roots in the land of Kenya, our small contribution to the protection of the planet

2020

Top Libraries

A capacity building programme for the network of Turin Libraries that want to become more engaging and user-friendly

MeP in the pandemic

While everything changes, some things get stronger

Stories behind the cities

3 Eastern European cities tell their stories thanks to digital storytelling

Invasioni Contemporanee

Festival 2020

We return to the areas of Piceno hit by the earthquake for the second digital edition of the Festival of local development