FuturoPresente 2023

A year of culture (film, literature, performing arts) for children and young adults, focusing on cooperation between the Netherlands and Italy.

FuturoPresente is a special initiative of the Embassy and Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Italy and four major Dutch cultural institutions (Performing Arts Fund NL, Dutch Foundation for Literature, Dutch Cultural Participation Fund, SeeNL).

The aim is to introduce the Italian public to the best Dutch artistic productions for children and young adults, strengthening professional networks exchange in the two countries, and to contribute to a more inclusive notion of ​​culture.  

The title FuturoPresente  intends to underline how the new generations not only present "the future", but how their point of view on the world must be listened to in the present, of which they are fully-fledged citizens. It also draws attention to current urgent issues, at the heart of many planned works, whereby today's actions will have a decisive impact on tomorrow. 

The FuturoPresente programme runs throughout 2023 and is driven by  thirty top-level Italian festivals and cultural organizations. It offers dance and theater performances, meetings with writers, screenings, workshops, conferences and more: the aim is also to create performative workshops marked by exchanges and connections. Dutch artistic productions for children and young adults are internationally appreciated for their quality, which has nothing to envy to that of conventional productions.

Upcoming activities

Please see the rich calender below to find information about our Italian partners and upcoming events.  Follow us on instagram for the latest updates: instagram.com/olandiamo