Masseria Cultura is a social promotion association born in Noci, Puglia, in May 2019 by a group of young Italian artists who believe in the values of culture as the backbone of the future of humanity.
Currently the association is managed by Jacques Leo & Fabrizia Franco, always present in the realization and supervision of educational and artistic activities and always looking for new adventures.
Fabrizia & Jacques are extremely sensitive to environmental, sustainable and ecological issues, also promoting a vegetarian diet at KM0 with the products that themselves grow in the big organic vegetables garden of the Masseria.
The association proposes itself to the public as a new multifunctional cultural center in Southern Italy, within which its members can take advantage of artistic and educational workshops suitable for all ages.
Masseria Cultura launches, every six months, an Open Call for Artistic Residences thanks to which artists from all over the world will have the opportunity to live a unique experience in contact with nature, bringing and generating an immense plus value for the territory.
The mission is to bring contemporary art and cultural activity outside the cities, restoring the historical, architectural and landscape heritage of the farm.
The Masseria Cultura team operates with the constant support of Workaway volunteers from all over the world, who collaborate for restorations and ordinary maintenance works.
The members of the Masseria work together to create a new places of exchange and artistic production that will allow artists to meet and work in inclusive and choral contexts, inspired by history, people and the surrounding nature.
Masseria Cultura was born from the ancient "Masseria Cantina Cassano", one of the most important Nocese wineries from the end of the 19th century, located in the heart of the Murgia dei Trulli protected naturalistic area (SIC).
The structure is unique in its kind: a monumental building erected in 1881, entirely made with the dry stone technique without the use of binders.
Eighteen seventeenth-century trullis form the backdrop to the Masseria, emphasizing even more that flavor of the old ancient structures that keep intact the value of historicity.