The Association “Amici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi” was founded in 2017 by a heterogeneous group of experts and amateurs, all engaged or interested in the various fields of culture, but with particular focus on contemporary art and visual arts. They named their association after the Palazzo Buonaccorsi, a historical aristocratic palace, now the civic museum of the town of Macerata, presenting a rich collection of works of arts from the Marche.
The Association's logo is the graphic processing of one of the three eighteenth-century stone statues depicting “Hercules the winner”, works from Giovanni Bonazza's workshop in Padua. This statue is still located at its original position in the courtyard of Palazzo Buonaccorsi.
We see our mission in cultivating our local heritage and promoting the cultural activities of the city of Macerata and the surrounding areas. With this in mind, we support local cultural institutions, associations, universities and academies in our area with specific proposals and offer them concerted work and interaction. In this way, we can help to incorporate ideas in the field of contemporary arts and give birth to projects, especially by supporting young artists, which enriches the city of Macerata with cultural offers and puts life into the city.
However, our activities do not only concentrate on a local point of view, but in concert with the relevant partners we also see them in the national and international context. This covers the conception, production and the implementation of high-profile scientific events, as well as the scheduling of seminars and meetings link agli incontri sull’arte as opportunities for lifelong education, fundamental for the formation of a culture of art and of contemporary art in particular.
It was and still is a matter of concern to our Association “Amici di Palazzo Buonaccorsi” to promote young talented artists. For this reason we conceived the “Premio Pannaggi / Nuova Generazione” in memory of Ivo Pannaggi (Macerata, Aug. 28, 1901– Macerata, May 11, 1981) who was a painter and architect on an international level, active as one of the greatest exponents in the Futurist movement and who later associated with the “Bauhaus” in Germany. Since 2018 we have awarded this prize yearly in order to make the creativity of young Marche artists visible by connecting them with galleries, art critics, local TV stations and with the manufacturing industry of “Made in Marche”.
We are proud to say that our support to promote young artists has already had excellent results. In 2019, for example, the Prize "Per chi crea" (“For those who create”) was awarded to the artist Adinda-Putri Palma for her “IN DOMUM” project link a IN DOMUM, a prize which is presented by MIBACT (Ministero dei Beni Culturali / Ministry of Cultural Heritage) and managed by SIAE (Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori / Italian Society of Authors and Publishers).