A NEW COMMUNITY
illy sustainArt was founded in 2007 to broaden the boundaries of contemporary art by providing opportunities to discover and showcase promising newtalentfromdevelopingcountries: voices that often struggle to be heard.
The program shines a particularly bright light on artists from coffee producing countries, where illy now sustains cultural communities alongside the farming communities it has long nurtured.
In a short period of time, illysustainArt has emerged as a strong thread tying together artists, curators and other professionals in the artworld. At heart, the program is a growing network with mechanisms for discovery of talent, for introductions to potentialpatrons and for showcasingwork.