The "Fabbrica del Talento" was inaugurated on 18 November 2011. This project was developed by the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Università Cattolica in Milan with the support of Child Priority, the Cologni Foundation and other public and private institutions, including the City of Milan.
The “Fabbrica del Talento”, directed by Professor Cristina Castelli, provides a permanent seat for the on-going training of students and professionals alike. This institution sustains the growth of talent and the creative potential of the younger generations, thus enabling them to find their way into the artistic crafts. The inaugural event was followed by two days of clinics and workshops for families, students and children. The event was made possible thanks to the invaluable support of: BSI Bank; the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and the Coro Sinfonico di Milano "Giuseppe Verdi" and their "Orchestra Junior"; Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto; the Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art; the Associazione Francesco Realmonte.
The “Fabbrica del Talento” organised a charity sale of silk scarves called "Home Dreaming". The collection was created from children's drawings and made with the support of the Child Priority Foundation, the Cologni Foundation and the Associazione Francesco Realmonte Onlus. The funds raised during the event were used for humanitarian activities in favour of the children in Haiti.