The Blank’s association activity is focused in particular in the planning and realization of ArtDate, a weekend dedicated to Contemporary Art organized every year in Bergamo and province.
A lot of public and private institutions inaugurate and attend a plurality of side events, including studio visits, extraordinary openings of historical houses and private collections, concerts, conferences, and performances.
The program covers all time slots and involves different targets: from artists to collectors, from young people to mature audiences, from insiders to general and curious spectators, all united by the desire to discover and talk about Contemporary Art.
The Festival is supported by the Lombardy Region as an initiative of regional importance and by the Municipality of Bergamo which supports the activities of The Blank and has stipulated with the association a Cultural Agreement. The festival is also made possible thanks to the support of many foundations and private sponsors. On top of that, ArtDate has received the European recognition of EFFE-Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe.