NAME - REGISTERED OFFICE - PURPOSE - DURATION
Art. 1 - The Association named TEATRI POSSIBILI is established.
Art. 2 - It is based in Milan, via Savona n.10.
Art. 3 - The Association is autonomous and independent, it is non-profit and aims to promote and encourage cultural activity, namely theatre, with an European vocation, in order to raise awareness and solicit people’s participation, to favour artistic quality and the renewal of the theatrical offer allowing an ever wider audience to access the theatrical experience, with particular regard to the new generations.
At the core of the Association's activities are study, research, debates, training and cultural updating, as well as education in theatre-counseling, the production of live theatrical performances, management of theatres, cinema, cultural and entertainment venues, in addition to study, research, debate, training and cultural updating, musical entertainment and in any case any initiative aimed at the diffusion of theatre, culture and entertainment in general.
By way of example and not exhaustively, the Association also intends to organise the following activities:
- round tables, conventions, conferences, congresses, debates, inquiries, courses, seminars, projection of films and documentaries dealing with cultural subjects or that may in any case be interesting for members;
- multidisciplinary activities (theatre, video, art) in the fields of socio-culture, recreation and tourism, exhibitions and art events, as well as events aimed at multimedia and multidisciplinary experimentation;
- promotion and direct or indirect management of the drafting and printing of books, multimedia, audio-video and periodical publications in the informative / popular, artistic, socio-cultural, touristic and new-technologies fields;
- set up of competitions and award scholarships;
- the organisation in general of all activities that are recognized as being useful for achieving the aims that the Association sets for itself. The Association may participate as a member in other associations, federations of associations or other collective bodies having similar purposes, or aims that are connected or complementary to its own.
Art. 4 - The Association has an unlimited duration.
ASSETS AND BALANCE
Art. 5 - The Association's assets are made up of:
- contributions from members;
- private contributions;
- contributions from the State, from public bodies and institutions aimed at supporting specific activities and projects;
- contributions from international bodies; donations and testamentary bequests;
- reimbursements deriving from agreements;
- revenues obtained from the organisation of events or from the participation in them;
- any other income that contributes to increase the Association’s assets.
Art. 6 - The financial year closes on December 31 of each year. Within thirty days from the end of each year, the final balance will be prepared by the Governing Council with an economic and financial statement, and the budget for the following year.
It is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or operating surpluses, as well as funds and reserves during the life of the Association, unless the destination or distribution is imposed by law.
Art. 7 - Members are the persons who have signed the Statute and the persons or entities subsequently admitted by the Governing Council because they share the aims of the Association and are deemed suitable for their pursuit.
Art. 8 - All members have equal rights and equal obligations towards the Association and are required to pay an annual membership fee which will be determined by the Governing Council with a resolution to be taken by the end of December of each year and valid for the next year.
Membership fees are non-transferable.
Art. 9 - Membership is annual and is lost by death, withdrawa, delinquency or unworthiness: delinquency will be declared by the Council; unworthiness will be sanctioned by the Members' General Meeting.
Art.10 - The Association is administered by a Governing Council made up of two to five members elected by the Members’ General Meeting for two years.
In the event of the resignation or death of a Councillor, the Council replaces him/her during the following meeting, requesting validation at the first annual General Meeting.
The Council takes care of what is necessary to achieve the statutory purposes; and in particular:
- it fixes the annual membership fee, members’ contributions and the penalty for delinquencies;
- it deliberates on the general guidelines of the Association and on the activity it carries out and that is to be carried out by its sections;
- it convenes the General Meeting of the Members of the Association;
- it deliberates on the acceptance of applications for the admission of new members;
- it deliberates on the hiring and dismissal of employees, also with reference to sanctioning. Each Councillor incurring in a conflict of interest has an obligation to abstain.
Art. 11 - The Council appoints among its members a President, a Vice-President and a Secretary, who can also be external, in case the Members’ General Meeting has not done so. No compensation is due to the members of the Council.
Art. 12 - The Council meets whenever the President deems it necessary or at least two of its members request it, and in any case at least once a year to resolve on the final balance and the budget and the amount of the membership fee.
The validity of the resolutions requires the effective presence of the majority of the members of the Council and the favorable vote of the majority of those present.
The Council is chaired by the President, in his absence by the Vice-President, in the absence of both by the oldest of those present.
The minutes of the Council meetings will be collected in a special book, which will be signed by the President and the Secretary.
Art. 13 - The Council is invested with the broadest powers for the ordinary and extraordinary management of the Association, without limitations.
It also proceeds to compile the budgets and final balances and to present them to the Members’ General Meeting, to appoint employees determining their remuneration, and to compile the Regulations for the functioning of the Association, whose observance is mandatory for all members.
Art. 14 - The President, and in his absence the Vice-President, legally represents the Association towards third parties and in court, takes care of the execution of the deliberations of the General Meeting and of the Council; in urgent cases, he can exercise the powers of the Council, which are to be ratified by the latter at the first meeting. The office of President lasts two years and is renewable.
Art. 15 - The members are summoned to the General Meeting by the Council at least once a year by February 15th by sending a written communication addressed to each member, or by posting the notice of call containing the agenda in the Association's register, at least fifteen days before the date set for the Meeting.
The Meeting must also be convened on a reasoned and signed request by at least one tenth of the members. The Meeting must be convened in Milan, also outside the registered office.
Art. 16 - The members in General Meeting deliberate on the final balance and budget, on the general guidelines and directives of the Association, on the composition of the Governing Council, on the appointment of its members, on changes to the statute, and on everything else that is entrusted to it by law or by statute.
Art. 17 - All members in good standing with the payment of the annual membership fee have the right to attend the Meeting. Members can be represented by other members with written proxy.
Art. 18 - The Meeting is chaired by the President of the Council, in his absence by the Vice-President; in the absence of both, the Meeting appoints its own President.
The Chairman of the Meeting appoints a secretary and, if deemed appropriate, one or more vote counters.
It is up to the Chairman of the Meeting to ascertain the regularity of the proxies and in general the right to attend the Meeting.
Minutes of the Meetings are drawn up and signed by the President, the Secretary and possibly the vote counters.
Art. 19 - The Meetings are validly formed and deliberate with the majority of the votes, whatever the number of participants.
DISSOLUTION AND LIQUIDATION
Art. 20 - The dissolution of the Association is deliberated by the Members’ General Meeting, which will appoint one or more liquidators and will deliberate on the devolution of the residual assets to another association with similar purposes or for purposes of public utility, except for other destination imposed by law or by supervisory bodies.