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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 artists with audiences, programmers, and key-players involved in the social and political realities around Europe.

From 2020 to 2024, IN SITU coordinates the cooperation project (UN)COMMON SPACES, bringing together

19

Partners

16

Associate artists

16

Associate citizens

13

Countries

IN SITU is a large-scale cooperation project led by Lieux publics,
European and national centre for artistic creation in public
space based in Marseille, France.

We support artists working outside conventional venues.

We are


organizers, artists and citizens acting with, for and within the public space.

a network, an ecosystem, a platform connecting artistic initiatives in Europe and worldwide.

We believe


in public space as a democractic
place where art brings new perspectives.

A place of encounters with the most diverse and wide audiences

An agora initiating social impact and cultivating human value

A stage revealing the sublime of artistic creation

We trust


in intercultural cooperations to bring our convictions to life through field actions.

Built by passionate programmers since 2003

IN SITU was created in 2003 by programmers (festivals, creation centres, seasons) passionate about new aesthetic trends and public space issues across Europe. It grew in scope, from 6 to 19 partners and 12 associates, now working on the whole cultural chain. It supports artists creating for local contexts, involving inhabitants and questioning the challenges of our contemporary societies.
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270

Artists

31

Partners

21

Countries

18

Languages

IN SITU so far

Throughout the years, IN SITU has developed a in-house vocabulary, related to tailored activities designed to push forward the network’s goals and collaborations:
Transnational mobility

international artworks and artists programmed by IN SITU partners during their events and festivals

Artistic laboratories

“Hot Houses” & “Ateliers”: artistic laboratories between artists and partners for projects at different stages of their creation process

Tailored support

long-term and collective support for artists by the partners, from inception to touring

Residencies

cross-border residencies to build and experiment artistic projects in relation to local audience and specific contexts

Constellations

spaces for exchange around themes where artists, partners and citizens can imagine how art contributes to societal changes and vice versa

Artistic Acupunctures

somewhere between a research and an artistic proposal, encounters between an artist, a local context and a societal issue

MOOC Create in public space

the first free online course on artistic creation in public space at a European level

7 IN SITU projects co-funded by the European Commission

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IN SITU
2003 - 2006


IN SITU
2006 - 2009

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Rendez-Vous
2009 - 2011


META   
2011 - 2016

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5

Platform
2014 - 2017


ACT 
2016 - 2020

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(UN)COMMON SPACES
2020 - 2024

The IN SITU Coordination team

Nadia Aguir

IN SITU General manager & Head of European and international relations at Lieux publics

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Alexiane Mary

Apprentice in coordination, communication and administration

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Théo Millet-Ursin

Coordination officer

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Rachel Padolus

Administration officer

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Fériel Rahli

Communication officer

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The IN SITU Steering Committee

Loïs Cattaruzza

Administrator, National scene of Essonne

Fanni Nanày

Director, Artopolis Association and PLACCC Festival

Siart Smith

General Director, Oerol Festival

Pierre Sauvageot

Director, Lieux publics

Katrien Verwilt

Director, Københavns Internationale Teater

Jay Wahl

Executive Director, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

The experts surrounding us

Marie Le Sourd

Secretary General, On The Move

Benjamin Lengagne

Head of communication and audience development, Lieux publics

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