Therme Art Program


On 25 October, Therme Art attended the 14th Deloitte Art & Finance Conference held in Vatican City, Art & Humanity: New Art & Financing Trends.

Co-organised by Deloitte Italy and Deloitte Luxembourg, with the participation of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, the conference explored important current and future intersections of art and finance in the realms of technology, impact investment, philanthropy and urban infrastructure.

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Mikolaj Sekutowicz, Co-Founder & CEO of Therme Art, participated in a panel titled Beyond Philanthropy: New Approaches for Private and Corporate Art Patrons, which centred on ways to implement and manage forward-looking strategies in cultural philanthropy for meaningful impact. In discussing the importance of new outlooks on impact investing and Corporate Social Responsibility in the cultural sector, the panellists shared ways in which their respective organisations and initiatives evaluated the most effective structures of patronage.  

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Panellists included Simone Bemporad, Group Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer of Assicurazioni Generali; Monica Heslington, Vice President and Head of Goldman Sachs Family Office Art and Collectibles Advisory at Goldman Sachs; Peter Goes, In-House Counsel at Stichting De Verre Bergen; and Marco Trevisan, Managing Director of Fondazione Alberto Peruzzo. The panel was moderated by Ernesto Lanzillo, Partner and Deloitte Private Leader at Deloitte Central Mediterranean. 

Through Therme Art’s long-running commissions and partnerships, such as with the Serpentine Gallery or the British Council, as well as initiatives such as the Benefit for Ukraine’s People and Culture or the Catharsis structure at Burning Man, it encapsulates the importance of maintaining a symbiotic relationship between our natural and built environments through transdisciplinary productions that encompass knowledge from across fields. 

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The conference hosted a series of other panels throughout the day that addressed the future of arts and culture within the context of urban infrastructure and the digital market economy. Panels included The Role of Cities in the Art Ecosystem, What Revenue Opportunities Await the Art World in the Metaverse?, Sustainable Impact Investment & Culture and Creative Sections (CCIs), The Cultural Sector’s New Technologies and Financing Mechanisms: NFTs | Crypto-Backed Assets | Security Tokens | Fractional Ownership | Digital Assets, What Revenue Opportunities Await the Art World in the Metaverse?, Beyond Philanthropy: New Approaches for Private & Corporate Art Patrons.