Recognized as the leading educational institution for music, art, and entertainment in Bologna, CHA serves as a national hub for aspiring artists. Our city thrives in a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere, characteristic of being the oldest university city in Europe.

Bologna, with its iconic towers and extensive arcades, is home to over 100,000 students who bring life to its cultural and social fabric. Additionally, it holds significance as a hub of Italian industrial production and serves as the birthplace of many artists and the one of Nobel Prize laureate Guglielmo Marconi, a pioneer in international telecommunications.

By enrolling in the CHA, you not only advance professionally as an artist but also immerse yourself in a dynamic environment at the heart of the country’s most influential artistic community.

Creative Hub Academy provides assistance for VISA and housing arrangements. Reach out to our team for further details.


In 2006, Bologna was honored as a UNESCO Creative City of Music, celebrating its rich musical heritage and thriving contemporary music scene. Music is deeply ingrained in the identity of Bologna and plays a pivotal role in the region’s economic development. This is further exemplified by Emilia Romagna, the first region in Italy to pass the Law on Music (L.r. 2/2018) in 2018. The legislation aims to fortify the regional music industry, foster innovation, and create entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

CHA takes center stage in the vibrant music landscape of the Emilia-Romagna Region, which ranks second in Italy for the number of concerts, with 4,106 performances. Additionally, it holds the fourth position in terms of audience size and spending, with 1,046,412 attendees and a revenue exceeding 25 million euros (SIAE 2018 data).

The UNESCO designation acknowledges the region’s diverse music production and consumption, including internationally renowned festivals and continuous cultural engagement. From classical music seasons to contemporary compositions, live jazz performances, family-friendly events, and the presence of renowned songwriters and rock bands, the region offers a distinctive and unparalleled musical panorama.