European platform for artistic creation in public space
IN SITU was created by programmers passionate about new aesthetic trends and the issues around public space, who joined forces in 2003 to work together across Europe and support artists working outside of conventional venues.
The network is led by Lieux Publics, a national and European centre for creation in public space based in Marseille, France, and has developed through a number of projects supported by the European Commission.As IN SITU has grown, its expertise and activities have become clearer: it serves to identify artists, facilitate transnational artistic project laboratories and incubators, support co-productions and publicise emerging work, organise combined European and international residencies, perform artistic research, run conferences for people working in this area, operate a Think Tank and develop the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) dedicated to artistic creation in public space.
In 2016, IN SITU launched ACT, a large-scale European project funded by the European Commission up to 2020 as part of the Creative Europe programme.
IN SITU ACT includes 20 partners and 8 associated partners from 19 countries and as many contexts, practices and aesthetic approaches.Each member contributes to the diversity of this ecosystem, whether they are working out of a sprawling metropolis, industrial wasteland or country village and exploring cities or redesigning landscapes,and the goal is always to serve artists working with, in and for public space.
Since 2003, IN SITU HAS INVOLVED
> 6 successive projects co-funded by the European Commission
> 75% of its budget dedicated to artistic action
> Total audiences of over one million per year
> Support for over 200 artists
CIFAS / IN SITU
CIFAS joined the In Situ network in November 2016 as artistic partner to develop and exchange knowledge and practices around living art in public space, as well as to broaden an international network for Belgian artists. As member of PLATFORM and partner on the ACT project, Cifas will be responsible to launch the European Think-tank on Art/Space/audience. Members will gather to evaluate our actions, its impacts, and develop a far-reaching tool for reflection and a tool to spread out the works of the network. The Think-tank will be the long-lasting traces of IN SITU ACT and will continue its work well after 2020. Its main goals are transnational support and cross-sector opening.
CIFAS will also publish two issues of Klaxon per year in collaboration with In Situ.
IN SITU network members
Artopolis Association / PLACCC Festival
Budapest / Hungary
Atelier 231 / Festival Viva Cité
Sotteville-lès-Rouen / France
Brussels / Belgium
Ctyri Dny / 4 + 4 Days in Motion
Prague / Czech Republic
FAI-AR - formation supérieure d'art en espace public
Marseille / France
Hull / United Kigdom
Philadelphia, The United States of America
Københavns Internationale Teater / Metropolis
Copenhagen / Denmark
La Paperie Centre national des arts de la rue
Angers / France
La Strada Graz
Graz / Austria
Les Tombées de la Nuit
Rennes / France
Lieux publics - pôle européen et centre national de création en espace public
Marseille / France
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Norwich / Royaume Uni
Provincial Domein Dommelhof
Neerpert / Belgique
Chisinau / Moldova
Brussels / Belgium
Fredrikstad / Norway
Terschellings / The Netherlands
Terni / Italia
Glasgow / United Kingdom
IN SITU network associated members
Kuopio / Finland
Bratislava & Košice / Slovakia
Bildstörung Europäisches Straßentheater festival
Detmold / Germany
Santa Maria da Feira / Portugal
Eleusis / Greece
FiraTàrrega / Theatre Al Carrer
Tàrrega / Spain
Matera / Italy
IN SITU ACT 2016 – 2020 is co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe programme.
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