The Osservatorio per le Arti Contemporanee (Observatory for the Contemporary Arts) was founded in 2007 thanks to the interest of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and its attention to contemporary culture.

The observatory aims to interpret the needs of multidisciplinary entities in and around Florence that operate in the world of contemporary cultural and artistic expression. Operating autonomously, it supports and acts in accordance with institutions, associations, and entities able to express local cultural and artistic values, placing itself as a partner and an interlocutor for the creation of works and projects that give voice to contemporaneity.