Alex Turrini


I am an Associate Professor in Public and Nonprofit  Management at Bocconi University. Previously,

I have been Chair of the Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship as well as visiting professor at  Meadows School for the Arts and Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, SMU Dallas, Texas. 

At Bocconi I am the Director of the MSc in Arts and Cultural Management and Economics (ACME) and Scientific Supervisor of the Arts, Sport, Entertainment and Culture Knowledge Platform within the SDA Bocconi School of Management Research Division. 

I am Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Arts Management and Associate Editor - Europe for the Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing My studies are rooted in the public administration / public policy field and I am particularly interested in topics related to arts administration and cultural policy such as  cultural philanthropy and arts patronage, the role of arts and culture in local policies, cultural networks and D-E-I in arts organizations.

You can find updates on my research and activities in my Linkd'n page or Google scholar page

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Office hours (AA. 23/24, Second Semester):

Every Tuesday, noon-2:00pm (in Teams, book your slot at You@B)



Associate Professor
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Research interests

arts management, cultural policy, cultural philanthropy and fundraising, inclusion and diversity in the arts

Selected Publications
Turrini, A., Voss Z.

Strategic Fundraising in the Arts: The Mistake of Selling

Addis. M, Rurale, A., Managing the Cultural Business: Avoiding Mistakes, Finding Success, Taylor and Francis
Turrini, A., Gallagher, B.k., Massi M.

The Impact of Digital Transformation on Fundraising in the Arts

Massi, M., Vecco, M. , Yi, L. Digital Transformation in the Cultural and Creative Industries, Routledge: London
Massi, M., Mion, P.g., Turrini A.

Turning Crowds Into Patrons. Democratizing Fundraising In The Arts and Culture

The Arts and Culture” in Byrnes, W., A. Brkic (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Arts Management, Routledge, ch. 27