Internationale samenwerkingen

Oerol is vanaf 2006 kernlid van het Europese IN SITU netwerk (platform voor artistieke creatie in de publieke ruimte).


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IN SITU in short

IN SITU is the European platform for artistic creation in public space. It is led by Lieux publics, European and national centre for artistic creation in public space, France. Since 2003, it has supported more than 270 artists to develop their creations, adapt them and make them tour all over Europe, following the artists through all the steps: artistic laboratories, support for production and adaptation, residences, coproduction. In 2020, IN SITU has been granted by the European Commission to develop a new cooperation project, called (UN)COMMON SPACES, running from November 2020 until October 2024.

A strong history of cooperation

IN SITU relies on a well-established partnership backed by seventeen years of cooperation. Several successive projects have created a relationship of trust where partners share the same values and goals across south, north and central Europe. Convinced that the human connections are key to a good cooperation, the introduction of new partners has always been progressive.

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At a time when European societies are undergoing considerable changes, art must be at the forefront to offer new perspectives. To rebuild the pact between art and society, more and more artists are leaving conventional spaces to work in and with the public space, in direct contact with citizens and inhabitants. (UN)COMMUN SPACES aims at supporting the strong growth of this sector at a European scale to reinvent the relation between the cultural sector and citizens.

The philosophy

The partners will gather around them a circle of artists and a circle of citizens. This new collaborative format, a result of the IN SITU partners’ expertise, reflects their conviction that sharing skills, artistic vision and plurality of perspectives is today the relevant way to ensure that artworks will resonate with a large and more diverse audience.


  • Offer associate artists a multi-faceted path, where they will be supported for their artistic journey on a long term basis, rather than just their next project.
  • Inhabit and regenerate public space by tackling the challenges of the European public spaces together with artists and citizens.
  • Give meaning to more in-depth relationships between artists and inhabitants: explore the various ways of participation of and with the audience.


  • A transnational mobility programme driven by the participation of the audience.
  • A modulable package for associate artists and emerging artists including artistic laboratories, mentorships and co-productions.
  • A cycle of exchanges on topics related to public space between artists, citizens and producers .
  • A set of training tools for art in public space and specifically for audience developmen.
  • An international strategy focusing on the United States of America and Asia.

The 19 partners of (UN) COMMON SPACES

While most of the partners were already in previous IN SITU projects, the network is welcoming new ones as well (see detailed presentation of partners).

An Association of 4 Italian partners:

Zona K, Milano, Indisciplinarte, Terni, Pergine Festival, Teatro Stabile Di Sardegna

The 13 associate partners of IN SITU

IN SITU initiates lighter forms of collaborations with other organisations outside of the main partners’ network.

  • Research & Education: Cifas, Brussels, Belgium, FAI-AR, Marseille, France
  • Cultural Operators – Europe : Anti Festival, Finland, Biela Noc, Slovakia, Bússola, Portugal, Bildstörung – Festival for performing arts in public spaces, Germany, Tombées de la Nuit, France, The SPOT Festival, Lithuania
  • Cultural Operators – Asia: Hoooh – Tainan Street Arts Festival, Taiwan, Linhai Art Festival, China, Seoul Street Arts Festival, South Korea, Start Festival, China, Sura Medura, Sri Lanka

INSITU is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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IN SITU - The european Platform for Artistic Creation in Public Space

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