ACCA cultural association was established in 2014 with the aim to give visibility to artists working in Torino and to promote the relationships with the audience in their own creative space: the artist’s atelier.Well aware of the fast and multiple changes taking place in the arts system, the six founding members, working in Torino and operating at national and international level, wish to offer an answer to the growing interest towards contemporary art and to the need of creating collaborations between local and international artists.ACCA thus aims to form a network of artists’ ateliers located in different European countries, promoting initiatives among subjects in different cultural and artistic fields.
The mission of ACCA is, first of all, to give visibility to artists and their ateliers in an international context, by creating a European network of art studios, promoting contacts and relations among artists living and working in different areas.
ACCA is in contact with similar initiatives of Open Ateliers in Europe and around the world:
Marsiglia – Château de Servières
Parigi – Ateliers Artistes Belleville
Glasgow – Wasps Studios
Lisbona – Associação Castelo d’If
Berlino – BLO-Ateliers
Buenos Aires – Cultura Abasto
ACCAATELIER is the annual event of ACCA association devoted to artists and their ateliers: collective exhibition, conference, open ateliers to be visited in the whole city centre and, as guests, international artists.
In 2013 the founding members of ACCA association were hosted by the Association Chateau de Servière in Marseille to take part in the 15th edition of Ouverture d’Ateliers d’Artiste, an initiative involving more than 50 ateliers and 300 French, Italian and Portuguese artists who were invited to exhibit their works in local ateliers. From this exciting experience in Marseille, the desire to start a networking and cultural exchange project at European level emerged in Torino as well.
AccaAtelier is thus born as an annual two-day event, opening the artists’ atelier doors to the wide public. Artists, interested people and art lovers can access the lab-spaces to see what lies behind an exhibition: the creative process leading to the concept and realization of a work of art.
Similar realities, active in Europe and around the world, already started cooperating with ACCA association.