In situ

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.

> 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 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

Freedom Festival
Hull / United Kigdom

Kimmel Center
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

Scenekunst Østfold
Fredrikstad / Norway

Oerol Festival
Terschellings / The Netherlands

Terni Festival
Terni / Italia

UZ Arts
Glasgow / United Kingdom

IN SITU network associated members

ANTI Festival
Kuopio / Finland

Biela Noc
Bratislava & Košice / Slovakia

Bildstörung Europäisches Straßentheater festival
Detmold / Germany

Santa Maria da Feira / Portugal

Eleusis 2021
Eleusis / Greece

FiraTàrrega / Theatre Al Carrer
Tàrrega / Spain

Matera 2019
Matera / Italy

Sura Medura
Hikkaduwa / Sri Lanka

IN SITU ACT 2016 – 2020 is co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe programme.

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