Since 2005 Federica Olivares is a professor of Cultural Planning at Università Cattolica in Milan. In 2017 has created the first Italian Master in Cultural Diplomacy: Arts and Media for International Relations and Global Communication with Catholic University in Rome.
She is the Director of the Master Program in “Planning Culture. Art, Design and Creative Industries”, a joint program with Milan Polytechnic, Faculty of Design.
Federica Olivares is the Founder and Director of City Innovation Lab/ALTIS, a European knowledge platform for Place Branding and Cultural Tourism.
Vice President of Piccolo Teatro – Theater of Europe in Milan.
Former Cultural Counsellor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2013), responsible for strategy and policies of Cultural Diplomacy activities.
Coordinator of the Year of the Italian Culture in the United States 2013 for the Italian Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2016 she conceived a Cultural Diplomacy event for the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York to support Italy’s election to the Security Council.
Appointed by the Minister of Cultural Heritage to the Board of the Gallerie dell’Accademia Museum in Venice since 2016.
Member of the Council for the Arts at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2007.
Board Member of the Italy – U.S. Fulbright Commission since 2012. Member of the Board of Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, Department of Italian Studies, New York University, New York.
Member of the Scientific and Cultural Council of UNESCO – Venezia (2012-2016).
Since 1987 Edizioni Olivares – the publishing company created by Federica Olivares – publishes in the fields of Media studies and Visual arts and publications for the major American art and culture Institutions in New York.
Federica Olivares develops consulting projects for companies interested in investments in Culture: Corporate Social Responsibility programs, Business Diplomacy strategies and partnership initiatives between public and private sectors for programs of support to cultural heritage.