The European Platform for Artistic Creation in Public Space
IN SITU PLATFORM 2014 – 2017 & ACT 2016 – 2020
IN SITU brings together a group of programmers who are passionate about new forms of art and public space. They have been working together since 2003 to develop joint European projects.
The expertise and activities of IN SITU covers scouting and promotion of artists, organisation of project laboratories and incubators, co-productions and promotion of emerging creations, organisation of conferences and seminars, etc.
To date, IN SITU has supported over 180 European artists. It gathers 25 partners from 17 countries from as many practical and aesthetic backgrounds which all contribute something vital to the network. Whether members come from a sprawling metropolis or a rural area, whether they are seeking to rehabilitate industrial wasteland or redesign landscapes, the goal is always to serve artists working with, in and for public space.
IN SITU is now working across two complementary projects:
IN SITU PLATFORM is one of the first platform to have been selected by the European Commission under the Creative Europe programme, it aims to highlighting and promoting emerging artists who are working outside conventional venues and contributing to the transformation of our territories
IN SITU ACT, a large scale cooperation project gathering 20 partners mostly from Europe will be funded for 4 years after its official launch in November 2016 until the end of 2020. It ambitions to be the European tool for the structuration of artistic creation in public space.
Emerging art for emerging spaces
Art Context Territory
A long term cooperation project
IN SITU brings together a group of programmers who are passionate about new forms of art and public space. Since 2003 they are committed to supporting artists working with, in and for public space. The network is led by Lieux publics – National Centre for Artistic Creation in Public Space based in Marseille (Fr) – and is developing through a number of projects supported by the European Commission.
To date, IN SITU is:
- 4 successive EU funded projects
- A partnership of 26 organisations from 17 countries
- Nearly one million spectators each year
- 180 European co-productions
- 350 public presentations
- A completed budget of 7 800 000€. 75% of which directly dedicated to the artistic action
From November 2016 onwards, IN SITU ambitions to integrate two different but complementary projects: « IN SITU ACT » and « IN SITU Platform ». They will run side by side and carry on from one another with the aim of structuring the sector of artistic creation in public space in Europe and of improving its visibility.
IN SITU ACT
A new large scale cooperation project for IN SITU, the European Platform for Artistic Creation in Public Space
IN SITU ACT, a large scale cooperation project gathering 20 partners mostly from Europe will be funded for 4 years after its official launch in November 2016 until the end of 2020.
IN SITU ACT ambitions to be the European tool for the structuration of artistic creation in public space and to achieve four main objectives:
- To become a reference model for creations that play with, in and for public space
- To implement a European artistic support model encouraging encounters between artists, producers and audiences.
- To develop an ecology of creation that connects artistic works with players involved in creation and the economic, political and social realities of Europe.
- To share assets and resources and connect various actors involved in the transformation of the territories
IN SITU ACT and IN SITU Platform: two projects, one goal.
Granted with a three year funding, the IN SITU Platform 2014 – 2017 aims to highlight and promote emerging artists working outside conventional venues and contributing to the transformation of our territories. Over the course of three years, IN SITU Platform is developing a communication and brand narrative (storytelling), which is designed as a story to be shared with the general public, mixing technological creativity and high visibility at large popular events.
ACT structures the sector of artistic creation in public space, Platform works to promote it. Together they form a whole in an integrated system designed to structure the sector of artistic creation in public space and its artists, support their emergence and improve their visibility. Financial and human resources will be rationalised, pooled and clearly identified in order to expand its partnership towards a « cloud centre » model on a European scale.
Concretely speaking, IN SITU ACT is:
- Transnational writing seminars;
- Collective mentoring for projects under development;
- 4 transnational pilot artistic projects supported by all the partners;
- European and international residencies;
- Printed and digital publications;
- Training modules for professionals in the form of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and tailored consulting and expertise for European cities.
- A European Think tank made out of elected representatives, artistes, as well as cultural and urban experts.
IN SITU ACT brings together 20 partners from 12 countries, a story in 10 languages:
Project Cros-sing Time by Stage Code at the festivals belonging to the international network IN SITU.
Atelier 231, Sotteville-lès-Rouen (FR) / Biela Noc, Bratislava (SK) / Bildstörung – Europäisches Straßentheaterfestival, Detmold (DE) / busart, Athens (GR) / CIFAS, Brussels (BE) / Čtyři dny, Prague (CZ) / FAI-AR, Marseille (FR) / Freedom Festival, Hull (UK) / Kimmel Center, Philadelphia (US) / Københavns Internationale Theater, Copenhagen (DK) / Lieux publics, Marseille (FR) / Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Norwich (UK) / Oberliht, Chisinau (MD) / On-The-Move.org, Brussels (BE) / Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv (BG) / La Paperie, Angers (FR) / PLACCC Festival, Budapest (HU) / Scenekunst Østfold, Fredrikstad (NO) / La Strada, Graz (AT) / Teatri ODA, Pristina (XK) / Terni Festival, Terni (IT) /Terschellings Oerol Festival, Terschelling (NL) / Theater op de Markt, Neerpelt (BE) / Tombées de la nuit, Rennes (FR) / UZ Arts, Glasgow (UK)
Artopolis Association – PLACCC FEstival / Atelier 231, Street-Art National Centre / Consorzio La Venaria Reale / Čtyři dny / Châlon dans la Rue Festival / L’Abattoir, Street-Art National Centre / Fundación Municipal de Cultura, Ayuntamiento de Valladolid / Kobenhavns Internationale Teater / Kosice – European Capital of Culture 2013 / La Paperie, Street-Art National Centre / La Strada / Les Tombées de la nuit / Lieux publics, Centre national de création / Norwich & Norfolk Festival in Norwich / ODA teatri / Stichting Terschellings Oerol Festival / Theater op de Markt / UZ Arts
These structures members of the IN SITU network have joined the META 2011-2016 project as Partners : their involvement within the project targets the touring of the creations iniiated by he co-organizers.