In Situ – European platform for artistic creation in public space

Metropolis has been a partner in In Situ since 2009. In Situ is an acclaimed European network of selected partners working with performative art in public space.

The core activities of In Situ are development work for and presentation of artists working with performative art outside of conventional cultural spaces.

In Situ has received continuous support from EU’s cultural programmes. At the moment, the In Situ project UNCOMMON SPACES 2020-24 is supported by Creative Europe.

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IN SITU is the European platform for artistic creation in public space. It is led by Lieux publics, European and national centre for artistic creation in public space, located in Marseille (FR). Since 2003, it has supported more than 270 artists and brings together 19 partners from 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

IN SITU also gathers 13 associate partners from Belgium, France and 9 additional countries: China, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The project (UN)COMMON SPACES 2020 – 2024 is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


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 & Nor- wich 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 top image is of Nana Francisca Schottländer’s project “Inseparable Together”, presented at In Situ Hot House 2018. Photo: Alexandra Buhl.