1 Europass Curriculum Vitae Personal information First name(s)/ Surname(s) Elena Di Stefano Telephone(s) (s) Nationality Italian Date of birth 18/10/1973 Gender Female Work experience Dates February 2013 present Secretarial staff at MeS Laboratory of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna University Main activities and responsibilities - Supporting monitoring and management of research projects, administration activity - Fund raising - Planning and coordinating cultural and scientific events and meetings - Purchases - Supporting human resources monitoring and management Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - Istituto di Management - Laboratorio Management e Sanità Piazza Martiri della Libertà 24 (www.meslab.sssup.it) Research and Training - University Dates February 2011 January 2013 Web Content Manager Main activities and responsibilities - Researching and selecting information about cultural events and leisure activities in Pisa, Lucca and Livorno cities and counties; - Arranging interviews; writing articles; - Web content editing and management; - Promoting web activities through communication campaigns. La Kinzica, Via Sant'Agostino 212, (www.lakinzica.it) Web Magazine, New Media Dates March present International Relationships Manager and Project Leader Main activities and responsibilities - Planning and coordinating international events and meetings, such as guest performances, workshops, seminars and conferences (e.g.currently working on the Cycle of meetings and workshops with international theatre artists invited to Lucca in autumn/winter 2012); - Relationships management with main Italian and international stakeholders (Governments, Public and Private Institutions in European Union, United States, Turkey, Russia, Japan); - Organization and handling of international tours (negotiations, contracts, budgeting, technical and safety requirements, travels, transports and accommodation booking and monitoring, public relations); - Development of a new integrated communication strategy; implementation of on- and offline promotion, communication activities and tools; media relations and press office; - Educational and cultural projects planning and management; fund raising. - Annual turnover: Euro. Teatro Del Carretto, Piazza del Giglio 13, Lucca, Italy (www.teatrodelcarretto.it) Page 1/7 - Curriculum vitae of
2 Page 2/7 - Curriculum vitae of Dates September 2004 September 2011 Assistant Manager and Project Leader Main activities and responsibilities - Assistance to international producer: strategic planning, business development, negotiations and sales, workflows management; - Management of large scale events and international projects: planning, executing and monitoring all phases and activities with high responsibilities (e.g. international guest performances of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and related cultural programs and activities, including conferences, master classes, workshops, exhibitions, public and stakeholders meetings, press conferences, communication campaigns); - Administration and day to day activities; - Budgeting, budgetary and expense control; - Monitoring, evaluating and reporting processes; - Logistics and tour management: booking and handling travels, transports and accommodation for up to 60 people; - Preparing and supervising technical and safety requirements; - Development of integrated communication plans and activities; - Relations with main Italian and international stakeholders (European Union, South America). - Total budget of the managed projects: Euro. Andres Neumann International, Via Federico Cesi 44, Roma, Italy (www.andresneumann.com) Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Postfach , Wuppertal, Germany (www.pinabausch.de) Dates June 2006 June 2010 Free lance Cultural Manager Main activities and responsibilities - Providing advice and know how on project management and organization competences/skills; - Developing the business and strategic plan of the Funaro Cultural Centre; - Increasing national and international relations and networking activities by creating new contacts, presenting the Funaro at international meetings and conferences in Italy and abroad, organizing visits to relevant cultural and community centres, inviting key referents to experience the Funaro; - Designing residence programs and cultural projects and activities; - Team building; - Fund raising. Il Funaro Cultural Centre, via del Funaro 16/18, Pistoia, Italy (www.ilfunaro.org) Education, Dates January 2005 December 2006 Co-founder and Chairwoman, Board member Main activities and responsibilities - Planned and founded the Fitzcarraldo Alumni Association together with other 15 colleagues; - Managing and developing the Association relations and activities; - Presenting the Association at international meetings and conferences; - Creating and implementing databases and archives; - Developing the Association web site and the Newsletter service; - Planning and organizing Workshops and Meetings on cultural management, cultural policies, education and training, such as: 2007 Local development Marketing and Cultural Tourism (Malta) 2006 Festivals roles between cultural and local development (Asti, I) 2006 Cultural Centres: Challenges for Sustainability (Catania, I) 2006 Cultural Policies and Practices According to the Urban Evolution in Europe (Catania, I) 2005 The Business Planning of Cultural Projects (Ravenna, I) - Drafting documents, papers and reports; - Coordinating monitoring and follow-up processes. Alumni Fitzcarraldo Association, Turin, Italy Education, Culture Dates October 2003 December 2005 General Coordinator Main activities and responsibilities - Planning and coordination of all the project and activities of ADAC Toscana, reporting to the
3 Chairman and the Board; - Workflows management; - Creation and implementation of databases; - Design and organization of Events, Meetings and Seminars such as: 2007 National Meeting of the Regional Dance Networks (Florence I) 2006 Promotion activities at the 8th China Shanghai International Arts Festival Shanghai Performing Arts Fair (Shanghai China) 2005 Training Program in Managing Arts Organizations: Passo dopo passo (Florence I) - Integrated strategy development to promote Tuscan Dance Companies both in Italy and abroad. Corporate identity development, combined communication plan improvement through on- and offline activities and tools (website, newsletter, papers, press activities, printed materials), organization and handling of promotional campaigns and events in Italy and abroad (European Union, China); - Development of public relations, transnational collaborations and networking activities; - Monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities. A.D.A.C. Toscana, Via Masaccio17, Firenze, Italy (www.adactoscana.org) Network of Professional Dance Companies supported by Tuscany Region Dates April 2004 June 2005 International Relations Officer Main activities and responsibilities - International conferences and meetings organisation and handling: 2004 Meeting with International Guests on European Cultural Centres (Cascina/Pisa - I) 2004 participation to the 58th Trans Europe Halles General Meeting (Berlin - DE) 2005 participation to the 59th THE s meeting (Castelfranco Veneto I) - Internationalization of the corporate identity through an integrated communication strategy; - International relations management with key stakeholders and networks in Italy and abroad; - Administration of internal and external communications regarding international projects and activities; - Coordination of European Funding applications (Culture 2000 Programme). Fondazione Sipario Toscana, Via Toscoromagnola 656, Cascina (PI), Italy (www.lacittadelteatro.it) Dates February 2004 September 2004 Free lance Cultural Manager Main activities and responsibilities - Attended international meetings and conferences as speaker presenting both my professional experience and Fitzcarraldo activities: 2003 ENCACT s Annual Conference (Turin I) 2004 IETM s 27th Annual Plenary Meeting (Budapest - HU) 2004 IETM s 28th Annual Plenary Meeting (Milan - I) 2007 Cultural Management and Training: evaluations and perspective (Turin I) - Collaboration to the EU Project and Publication: Festivals: Challenges of Growth, Distinction, Support Base and Internationalization ; - Collaboration to national and international projects: research activities, reports and articles drafting. Main activities and responsibilities Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Via Aosta 8, Torino, Italy (www.fitzcarraldo.it) Education, Research, Culture Dates September 1994 September 2002 Executive Assistant After several years of voluntary work for Parallelo Dance Company I have been proposed a contract as Executive Assistant which main duties were: - Organization of Events and Meetings, e.g.: - several editions the dance Festival Castelli in danza, involving different locations and partners; - several editions of the Meeting Link Danza, including performances, workshops, conferences; - Coordination of all activities (dance productions, tours, educational activities, day by day workflows); - Fund raising (applications for grants and funds); - Communication and press office activities. Page 3/7 - Curriculum vitae of
4 Parallelo Dance Co. Via Coccapani 54, (www.effettoparallelo.com) Education and training Dates March 2006 Certificate of attendance Time Management Manage Consulting International Padova, Italy Lifelong Training Dates October December 2005 Certificate of attendance Managing Arts Organizations: - Developing strategies and tools, - Cultural value and performing arts market, - Transnational cooperation, inter-governmental organisations, EU funding programmes, - Safety regulation, - Contract management. A.D.A.C. Toscana Network of Professional Dance Companies supported by Regione Toscana Florence, Italy Lifelong Training Dates October June 2003 Postgraduate diploma Cultural Management: - Cultural project management, - Events organization, - Budgeting, - Marketing and Communication, - Fundraising, - Transnational cooperation, EU funding. Fondazione Fitzcarraldo Torino, Italy Specialized MA Dates October April 2003 Certificate of attendance Project Management, Events organization, EU Funding Applications, Communication: - organizing events and meetings, - planning and managing cultural projects, - coordinating applications for EU funds, - managing relationships with public and private stakeholders, - documents drafting, - press office activities. Provincia di Pisa / Società Techne Apprenticeship Dates October 2000 June 2001 Certificates of attendance Page 4/7 - Curriculum vitae of
5 Events organization, Project Management, Promotion and Communication, Networking. Regione Toscana / Cinema Teatro Lux Professional Training Courses Personal skills and competences Dates October 1992 April 2002 Degree in Humanities Humanities and Arts Thesis on: The dance-system in Italy: limits, potentialities and openings Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Pisa ISCED 5 Dates September 1987 June 1992 High School Diploma Humanities Liceo Classico Galileo Galilei ISCED 3 Mother tongue(s) Mother tongue(s) Italian Spanish Other language(s) Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production English C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user B2 Independent user French C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user B2 Independent user German B1 Independent user B1 Independent user B1 Independent user B1 Independent user B1 Independent user (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Social skills and competences Organisational skills and competences Computer skills and competences Page 5/7 - Curriculum vitae of Excellent long term relationship building skills. Good team work ability and mediating attitude. First class capacity to establish and maintain good working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Open-minded personality. Excellent organisational and project management skills. First rate relationship building and networking expertise. Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines, in demanding situations. Problem-solving attitude. Flexible in assignments. Excellent communication skills. Superior management change experience. Reliable, responsible, independent. E.C.D.L. (European Computer Driving Licence).
6 Thorough knowledge of both Windows and MAC Office programmes (World, Excel, Access, Power Point), Internet, . Satisfactory knowledge of Social Networks. Basic knowledge of Web Content Management (WordPress 3.3.1). Artistic skills and competences Other skills and competences Driving licence Additional information Studied classical and contemporary dance since 13 years old. Attended several dance and theatre workshops with international masters and artists. From 1994 to 2001, performed as professional dancer in contemporary dance companies both in Italy and abroad. Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Enjoys researching and writing articles and reports on both professional and personal subjects. EU type B LECTURES Between 2005 and 2010 delivered several lectures on Events Organisation and Cultural Project Management for the following Italian Universities and Training Centres: - Training Course for Cultural Operators, ADAC Toscana/Regione Toscana/ETI/Teatro della Pergola, Florence (2010) - Advanced Training Course for Cultural Project Managers, Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Turin (2007, 2008) - Training Course for Theatre Operators, Ater/Provincia di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia (2007) - Graduate Degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts, Faculty of Economics, Bologna (2006, 2007) - Training Course on Production and Organization in the Performing Arts, EU Project, Cinema Teatro Lux/Council of Pisa, Pisa (2007) - Training Course on Project Management Methodology, Cooperativa Ideazione/Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Turin (2006) - Training Course on Events Organization, Indisciplinate/Ce.S.Vol Terni (2006) - MA in Events Organization and Communication, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore/Campus Studi del Mediterraneo, Mailand/Lucca (2006, 2007) - Graduate Degree in Cultural Marketing, Faculty of Architecture, University of Turin, Turin (2006) CONFERENCES - Between 2004 and 2008 attended several international conferences and meetings as both coordinator and speaker in Italy (Firenze, Pisa, Torino, Milano, Catania, Asti, Castelfranco Veneto) and abroad (Budapest, Bruxelles, Shanghai). BOARDS AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES Joined several committees and boards with different roles: - Advisor for the Committee for Creative and Cultural Venues, Culture Department, Comune di Pisa (2009) - Founder and Chair woman of Fitzcarraldo Alumni Association, Torino ( ) - Board member of the Advisory Board of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Torino ( ) - Advisor of the Committee for the Performing Arts Programme for , Provincia di Pisa ( ) - Board member of the Scientific Committee of the IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting) Forum in Milano (2004) PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS - Cultura, antidoto alla crisi in: Spunti per una rivoluzione culturale. Nuove voci dal mondo della cultura, a cura di Sara Bonini Baraldi, Ed. Franco Angeli (2009) - Centri culturali e pubblico: nuova geografia socio-culturale in: L arte dello spettatore, a cura di Francesco De Biase, Ed.Franco Angeli (2008) - Cultural centres, artistic projects and local communities, Conference Paper, Conference on Cultural Page 6/7 - Curriculum vitae of
7 Management and Training organised by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Regione Piemonte, Fondazione CRT, Turin (2006) - Collaboration to the Publication: "Festivals: Challenges of Growth, Distinction, Support Base and Internationalization", Department of Culture Tartu City Government / European Union, Culture 2000 (2004) - Pubblico e danza, andata e ritorno (passando, anche, per la Toscana), On-line Paper, Teatri di Vita, Bologna (2003): - Long Term Creativity, Study on the long-term interconnections among artists, artistic centres and local communities, in collaboration with Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (2004) - Il Pubblico della Danza, On-line Paper, Fitzcarraldo Consulting, Turin (2003) - Pubblico e danza? Un dialogo a lungo termine, On-line Paper, Fitzcarraldo Consulting, Turin (2003) - La Danza di carta. Le normative, in: Il Quaderno edited by Regione Toscana, Florence (2002) RESIDENCIES AND PROLONGED TRAVELS ABROAD - Mogadishu (Somalia), 1991: 2 weeks stay during my father s 1 year long assignement at the Mogadishu University within a Cultural Cooperation Italian Programme. - East and West Coast main cities (USA), 1992: 1 month visit with my family. - Cannes (France), from September 1995 to March 1996: attended the specialization course for dancers at Centre Internationale de Danse Rossella Hightower. - New York (USA), from January 7th to January 29th, 2008: tour management for the guest performances of Teatro Del Carretto at La Ma Ma Theatre and business development in the USA. - Santiago de Chile (Chile), from January 6th to January 16th, 2007 and from December 29th, 2009 to January 12th, 2010: tour management for the guest performances of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at Festival Santiago a Mil (Teatro Municipal) and business development in Latin America. PERSONAL INTERESTS Politics. Reading. Yoga. Traveling and meeting different cultures. Page 7/7 - Curriculum vitae of