A strong history of collaboration

La Strada is the initiator and co-organizer of IN SITU, a network for the promotion and development of artistic creations in public space, founded in 2003 and continuously supported by the European Commission since then.

IN SITU is the European platform for artistic creation in public space. Since 2003, it has supported more than 270 artists working outside conventional venues and contributing to the transformation of our territories. IN SITU is an ecosystem connecting a new generation of artists with audiences, programmers, and key-players involved in the economic, political and social realities around Europe.

IN SITU is led by Lieux publics, European and national centre for artistic creation in public space, located in Marseille (FR) and brings together 19 partners from 13 countries: Artopolis Association (HU), Atelier 231 (FR), Čtyři Dny / Four Days (CZ), FiraTàrrega (ES), Freedom Festival (UK), Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (USA), La Strada (AT), Lieux publics (FR), Metropolis (DK), Norfolk & Norwich Festival (UK), Oerol Festival (NL), Østfold Internasjonale Teater (NO), Oda Teatri (XK), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE), Scène Nationale De L’Essonne Agora-Desnos (FR) and a consortium of 4 Italian partners: Zona K, Indisciplinarte, Pergine Festival, Teatro Stabile Di Sardegna. IN SITU also gathers 13 associate partners: Cifas (BE), FAI-AR (FR), Anti Festival (FI), Biela Noc (SK), Bússola (PT), Bildstörung – Festival for performing arts in public spaces (DE), Tombées de la Nuit (FR), Hoooh – Tainan Street Arts (TW), Linhai Art Festival & Start Festival (CN), Seoul Street Arts Festival (KR), Sura Medura (LK), The SPOT Festival (LT). The project (UN)COMMON SPACES 2020 – 2024 is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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In a time of social change and considerable processes of transformation throughout Europe, art must be at the forefront of creating new perspectives. To reshape the cohesion between art and society, more and more artists are leaving conventional spaces and working in public spaces, in direct contact with residents. (UN)COMMON SPACES aims to promote and support developments in this sector at the European level.

The project accompanies artists in their development and aims to support them holistically and beyond a production.
It is planned to support 17 ASSOCIATE ARTISTS and 23 EMERGING ARTISTS.


> Reclaim the Spaces: urban regeneration, placemaking, rural development, privatization of public space
> Reconnect People: diversity, social justice, cultural identity, social inclusion, intergenerational alliances
> Face the Future: climate change, democracy, technology & digital world.



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