Arts & Culture Knowledge Center | SDA Bocconi School of Management

Arts & Culture Knowledge Center

The Arts & Culture Knowledge Center @ SDA Bocconi School of Management generates knowledge and promotes managerial skills and attitudes in the arts & culture sector through professional and educational projects.

Why Arts & Culture

An independent cultural hub, the Knowledge Center coordinates all the initiatives related to the management of arts and culture, at domestic and international level alike, while developing privileged relationships with key players, engaged in policy and management decision-making processes to improve the quality and the impact of cultural systems in Italy and abroad. 

The Arts & Culture field involves a wide range of institutions in the public, private and not-for-profit sector, at local, regional, national and international level. Consequently, arts and culture have a significant economic and social impact on individuals and communities: knowledge stems from combining different competencies in the management fields and liaising with key stakeholders and actors within the sector. That is just why arts and culture deserve a dedicated approach, which eventually leads research and training to involving people, companies and institutions.

The KC activities and programs leverage specific knowledge and expertise throughout three pillars:


The management of heritage, including archeological sites, house museums, historical buildings and other forms of heritage, in order to integrate and balance the need for conservation with valorization and promotion. 

Performing Arts

The management of institutions dealing with all forms of music, theatre and cinema in order to foster participation, audience development and reach sustainability in institutions.

Art Market

The analysis and study of the marketplace of buyers and sellers trading different forms of art, including collectors, art fairs, galleries, auction houses and investors.


The Arts & Culture Knowledge Center works with:

  • Cultural Organisations and Institutions (public and private)
  • Cultural Systems
  • Individuals

The Arts & Culture Knowledge Center bases its actions on three main methodological logics:

Analysis of major research, case studies, managerial practices about the economic and social dimensions of arts and culture.



The uniqueness of the Arts & Culture Knowledge Center lies in its specialized faculty, international network and long-lasting experience in the sector.

The Arts & Culture Knowledge Center aims at generating and disseminating knowledge to support the growth and development of the art and culture sector. It represents the ideal place where learning happens through a constant interaction between professionals and institutions, research projects and training opportunities.