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ARTeUTILe strongly encourages the collaboration of creative
people from all walks of life regardless of age, race, gender, physical
sexual orientation and cultural and socio-economic background.
is an international social and work project based in the intrinsic world
of art. It was created by and is managed by Sicilian artist and chess
player Roberto Bono. Arteutile is a
project independent of traditional commercial markets. Its ultimate
goal is to promote the meeting together of artists of all genres and
those who from other walks of life who wish to become better acquainted
with ART and all its infinite possibilities.
Arteutile has organised, since the beginning, events
which are able to bring together artists and governing bodies/ local
administration, using the internet as its main vehicle of communication:
was born in Trapani, Sicily in 1994 as a non-profit organisation from
the experience of Roberto Bono as an artist and chess player. Trapani,
his native town, is a place of enormous potential for development but
due to the deep social and administrative traumas, it has been devastated
for decades preventing it thriving. Roberto Bono’s philosophy
is succinctly embodied in ARTEUTILE: Art is contemplation, pure pleasure,
transformation, work, expression, inventiveness, intelligence, sentiments,
vehicle for exchange, vital action. This is why Art is useful to the
individual and as a consequence to the whole community.
Shortly after it was founded, Arteutile became very popular with young
people in particular, because of its dynamism and gatherings at artistic
events. These events have a party atmosphere as a way of creating free
social entertainment: images, music, conferences and more, all culminating
in a celebration of friendship amongst people of differing nationalities.
1998 Roberto Bono moved to London and there
ARTEUTILE grew and became more global; it became a limited company.
is a private project which collaborates with other companies and local
governing bodies. As a way of self-financing its free
services and space to artists, ARTEUTILE works as a photography
and tourist agency. It promotes accommodation for cultural tourism in
Sicily and Tuscany supported by two specifically dedicated web sites:
www.gosicily.com and www.tuscanytorent.com
though London was its working base, ARTEUTILE continued its “culturally
dynamic bridge” with Sicily and this
dualism produced its most significant
results. A series of activities called “London-Sicily” began,
one of which was the “Beautiful
Day” exhibition, a four week event with international artists.
is also involved in some experimental projects: “Art
as Therapy”, “Art
for the Disabled” and “Art
and Chess”. ARTEUTILE has also promoted typical organic Sicilian
food products and participated in the Brighton Natural Trade Show. It
has created web pages dedicated solely to Sicilian and British artists,
a database in which artists from all over the world can display their
work totally free and also a website www.auphotos.com
where photographers can show their work which mainly addresses social