IN SITU - the European network for artistic creation in public space
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 network is led by Lieux Publics – centre National de création en espace public based in Marseille (Fr) – and is developing through a number of projects supported by the European Commission. As IN SITU grows, its expertise and activities are becoming clearer – 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 150 European artists. It gathers 21 partners from 14 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.
The IN SITU platform is one of the first to have been selected by the European Commission under the Creative Europe programme, and aims to highlight and promote these emerging artists who are working outside conventional venues and contributing to the transformation of our territories.
Emerging spaces are laboratories for artistic reflection designed to bring together programmers and emerging artists from across Europe. Nine days of seminar every year to discover the latest artistic trends, share and dream up new creations together, create connections and build shared expertise on current issues.