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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.
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.
A CHANGE OF PARADIGM
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.
A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE
A CHANGE OF FRAMEWORK
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).
IN SITU initiates lighter forms of collaborations with other organisations outside of the main partners’ network.
INSITU is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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