26 October 2022 CIANS, a co/workshop at the Maxxi in Rome, to define, between training, innovation and sustainable development, the new way of made in Italy To initiate a comparison and provide an ideational and planning contribution starting from the Institutions of Higher Education and Artistic Specialization to exponentially increase the success of Italian productions in the world. Against this backdrop, CIANS – Coordination of Non-State Afam Institutions has scheduled a co/workshop on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Maxxi Auditorium in Rome on the theme “CREATIVITY, DRIVER OF THE MADE IN ITALY ECONOMY – Training, Innovation and Sustainable Development.” CIANS (www.ciansedu.it) not only wants to participate in the development process of Italian society, but also intends to work for the construction of a system of High Artistic, Musical and Choreographic Education that is innovative, internationalized, sustainable and capable of promoting the economic, social, civil and cultural growth of the country. “In such a vision,” explains Coordination President Arch. Fabio Mongelli – in continuity with what has been done so far, we have planned a conference to bring together around a table some of the actors involved in this organizational and programmatic process. The purpose is to tell and strengthen a virtuous and collaborative path that allows Afam institutions to contribute effectively to the success of Made in Italy. The choice of the venue in which the conference takes place is significant: the Maxxi – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is an iconic place, ideal for getting in touch with what contemporary art represents today in Italy and in the world. As was already done at the co/workshop “TO DO TODAY – Imagining the Present – Cultures. Design. Enterprises.” which took place on January 29, 2019 at the MACRO in Rome, Cians intends to adopt an action plan to enhance the Afam sector within the Sistema Paese. The cultural and creative sector is capable of generating an increase of five percentage points on the national gross domestic product in the medium term, with obvious repercussions on the employment front. Investing in arts education means further strengthening the attractiveness of our country and the Italian ability to export art, design, fashion and music.” The meeting organized by Cians is aimed at cultural workers, the younger generation, students and their families. The goal is to provide them with the cognitive tools to determine new scenarios and new opportunities. The initiative will be developed in two different stages. A conference, scheduled at the Maxxi Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a discussion part, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m., extending into the Sala Carlo Scarpa with the opening of four different thematic tables on the experiences that are most dear to Afam institutions. The combination of the conference papers and the summaries of the thematic tables will enable the generation of an abstract to be used as a platform for discussion at the institutional level and beyond.