Supporting the Pastificio Cerere Foundation
Project location: ITALY, Rome
Project start date: June 2012 - Project end date: This project covers various years
Project number: 0000-15
Beneficiary: Fondazione Pastificio Cerere Onlus
[2012-11 | 2014-010 | 2018-003]
Founded in 1905 the Pastificio Cerere building was originally a bakery. After shutting down in the sixties, the building has been abandoned until a group of artist decided to live and work there. It became famous in the seventies because it can be compared as a sort of Roman SOHO. Pastificio Cerere became in those last years a milestone in contemporary art thanks to the artists belonging to the school called "Scuola Romana di San Lorenzo" or "Gruppo di San Lorenzo" and a new wave of young artists who reside and work in the building.
The aim of the foundation is to combine those two realities and to sustain the art evolution. The foundation was set up in May 2004 and obtained juridical acknowledgment by the Lazio regional authorities in October 2004. Pastificio Cerere Foundation is a no profit organization. The mission of the Foundation is promoting contemporary art thanks to new projects based on education.
In addition to the related projects, the Nando Peretti Foundation has awarded a grant in 2012 and 2014 to cover the costs for the hiring of one employee who will be working for the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere.
In 2018, the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation has awarded a three-year grant.