Associazione YLDA (Young People for Local Development Association) was born in Torino in 2005. The association aims to involve young people in local development process, mainly supporting emerging talents and young artists. The most important project of YLDA is the event “Paratissima” that has been, year after year, one of the more visited artistic happening in Italy with about 50.000 people, more the 500 artists and creatives involved, more than 180 artistic performances.
Contineo is an organization dedicated to the support, promotion and development of culture on international level. The organization has a hybrid approach to cultural development based on cross-sector collaboration and international networking. The mission is to generate interdisciplinary impact and connections. Since 2014, Contineo organizes Paratissima Skopje and several international cultural activities in order to connect Macedonia with other European countries.
Ebano Collective (Portugal)
The EBANOCollective (Ethnography Based Art Nomad Organization) is an artistic and curatorial collective joining social scientists and artists who propose to carry out site-specific projects and urban interventions through art supported by ethnographic research. From ‘social lighting’ to ‘ethnography-based art’, creating innovative multimedia content or organizing culturally-competent artistic public events, EBANO’s projects intend to overlap public art, academic research and social intervention. Since 2016 Ebano Collective organizes Paratissima Lisboa
Wooloo is an award-winning social design studio specializing in community development.Our experimental working method has successfully mobilized users of towns and cities, online platforms and international cultural institutions. Established in Copenhagen, our initial endeavor was the 2002 launch of an online community for artists long before such social networks were commonplace. Today, our wooloo.org platform connects the resources of more than 35,000 cultural producers from 170+ countries. Since 2015, Wooloo is media partner of Paratissima International.
Art Square (Luxemburg)
Art Square Luxemburg is a non-governmental organization located in Luxembourg. Its main goal is to support artists, promote art and create meaningful interaction between artists and society. We believe that artists stimulate creativity of people and organizations to grow new perspectives for their development. Our mission is to transform artist’s creative vision into their productive life-sustaining tool and to leverage skills and talents to profit from their artistry.
Paratissima is a registered trademark by GruppoPara , founders of Paratissima since 2005.