Umbria World Fest is a project designed and realized by the Plata Cultural Association.
Platea was founded in 2003 in Foligno by Piter Foglietta and Massimo Liberatori to realize the project CantieDiscanti, one of the first and most important ethnic and popular music festivals in Italy, an experience that saw the participation of the most important national and international artists of the sector .
The artistic direction of the Festival since 2005 is curated by Piter Foglietta
In 2006, the Presidency was entrusted to Michela Matarazzi.
In 2007 Plátea realized another important project with the restoration and the museumization of the Mural of Chile in Via Nazzario Sauro in Foligno, realized by the Chilean exile Josè Balmes, one of the most important Chilean painters, a work that has brought the applause and recognition of the President Of the Republic to the association itself.
In 2013 a new heir project of CantieDiscanti, Umbria World Fest, was born, with a definitive opening to photography, while maintaining an important musical session. Also in the same year the Portoflio Umbria Photo Fest Prize was born.
In 2014 there is a new change at the top with the entrance of Michelangelo Augusto Spadoni.
Since 2015, Artistic Directorship has been entrusted to Marco Pinna Photoeditor of National Geographic Italia.
2016 saw another important acknowledgment with the Patronage for Umbria World Fest of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities
2017 saw the protagonist of the fourth edition of the award and portfolio reading with over 400 works presented with an important impact on the Foligno territory.
The year 2018 was established the UWF artistic committee composed of photographers and photo editors of international character in order to further increase the high quality of the exhibition proposals.