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
Artopolis Association / PLACCC Festival
Budapest / Hungary
Atelier 231 / Festival Viva Cité (CNAREP, centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public)
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 Kingdom
Philadelphia / The United States of America
Metropolis / Københavns Internationale Teater
Copenhagen / Denmark
La Strada Graz
Graz / Austria
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Norwich / United Kingdom
Teatri ODA / HAPU Festival Prishtina / Kosovo
Theater op de Markt / Provincial Domein Dommelhof
Neerpelt / Belgium
On the Move
Brussels / Belgium
Scenekunst Østfold / Østfold kulturutviklingFredrikstad / Norway
Terschelling / The Netherlands
Terni / Italy
Glasgow / United Kingdom
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
Hikkaduwa / Sri Lanka
IN SITU ACT 2016 - 2020 is co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe programme.
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