The European network IN SITU sees itself as a platform for the creation and promotion of street performance. It was founded in October 2002 by six European event organisers.

To date three projects, also subsidised by the European Union, were implemented:

  • + IN SITU #1 (2003–2006), during which the foundation stone for the long-term and networked work of collaboration partners was laid. The capacity of street performance in multifarious projects was tested in the project period.
  • + IN SITU #2 (2007–2009) placed the focus on innovative ways of expression of street art that relates to urban forms of life in its architectural and urban environment.
  • + IN SITU #3 (2010), the one-year interim programme mainly focussed on the promotion of mobility of artistic projects (international tour operation).

Right from the start, La Strada has, together with Lieux Publics in Marseille, driven the network forward.

In March 2011 the European Commission decided to subsidise the project entitled “META – Urban Metamorphoses” submitted by IN SITU.
META stands for “Manifeste Européen pour la Transformation par l’Art” (Manifest of Europe for Trans- formation through Art) and sees itself as a laboratory in which artistic reactions to social changes shall be created mainly in urban space. META kicked off with a one-week work forum “Side by Side” in November 2011 in Graz on the initiative of La Strada, thus highlighting its position as a Creative Centre for European street theatre.
For five years, from 2011 till 2016, 19 cultural institutions from 14 European countries worked together in order to offer artists through “META” the possibility to promote developments in contem-porary artistic forms of expression for public space whilst involving people living in cities.


+ Artopolis (Budapest, HU) –
+ Čtyři dny /Four Days (Prague, CZ) –
+ Københavns Internationale Teater (Copenhagen, DK) –
+ Kosice 2013 (Kosice, SK) –
+ La Strada (Graz, AT) –
+ Lieux publics (Marseilles, FR) –
+ Stichting Terschellings Oerol Festival (Terschelling, NL) –
+ Limburg Province - Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE) –
+ UZ Arts (Glasgow, GB) –


+ Atelier 231 (Sotteville-lès-rouen, FR) –
+ Consorzio La Venaria Reale (La Venaria Reale, IT) –
+ Chalon dans la rue / L’Abattoir (France) –
+ Norfolk & Norwich Festival (Norwich, GB) –
+ Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Valladolid (Valladolid, ES) –
+ ODA Teatri (Pristina, XK) –
+ La Paperie (Saint-Barthélemy d'Anjou, FR) –
+ Les Tombées de la nuit (Rennes, FR) –

“IN  SITU  Platform  2014­‐2017  has  been  funded  with  support  of  Creative  Europe  Programme  of  the  European Union”
“META 2011­‐2016 has been funded with support from the European Commission (DGEAC – Culture programme)”