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MOOC - Create in Public Space

06 May 2019

On the 9th of September 2019, FAI-AR and IN SITU will release the first MOOC on art in public space, as a part of the IN SITU ACT programme. It will provide an exclusive international resource on artistic creation in public space.

MOOC “Create in public space”
The MOOC proposed by FAI-AR and IN SITU will give participants the tools and inspiration to support and facilitate the development of the arts in public space. Illustrated with artistic projects representative of these arts at the European scale, it will specifically draw them to question in what conditions public space can become a place of artistic expression, and to explore the relationship between the artist, the artwork and the space where it is created.

Who is this MOOC for?
The course targets artists around the world who are interested in creating and thinking about art in public space. It may also interest cultural planners and programmers, institutional managers, elected officials and staff working for local authorities. It will be open to anyone who is interested.

A Collaborative and European process
This interactive online course is free and available in French and English, and provides artists and international cultural stakeholders the opportunity to explore artistic creation in public space. What is public space? Why do artists choose to work in these unconventional places? How do they use these spaces around the world? What kinds of legislation and technical characteristics do professionals have to take into account?

This MOOC will present all the artistic, political and human diversity of projects in public space and the full range of their aesthetics. It is first and foremost an analytical tool and a knowledge base, which we hope will be used by a whole host of artists from all around the world.

How does it work?
The MOOC offers a 4-week distance learning cycle. Equivalent to one week of full-time physical classroom training. A theme equates to a lesson, including pedagogical and assessment activities and additional resources. Learners will be encouraged to be more than passive receivers of turnkey information, and to experiment at home and in public spaces in order to master the concepts covered. Moreover, they will be asked 3 hours of personal work per week, using digital tools that foster interaction. 

All these lessons will be illustrated through numerous examples and analyses of artistic works, with over 100 works cited, providing a real journey into contemporary European artistic creation!


WEEK 1 - Introduction to aesthetics, history and institutions

WEEK 2 - Specific dramaturgical issues

WEEK 3 - Location scouting and in situ writing methodology 

WEEK 4 - Understanding issues related to the relationship with the audience

See you in September 2019 at!