Lieux publics is the project leader of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, which was funded in 2003. It now includes 20 partners from 12 countries from as many practical and aesthetic backgrounds which all contribute something vital to the network. Whether members are seeking to rehabilitate industrial wasteland in a sprawling metropolis or redesign landscapes in a country village, the goal is always to serve artists working with, in and for public space. As IN SITU grows, its expertise and activities are developing : it serves to identify artists, encourage project laboratories and incubators, support production and touring of emerging works, organise conferences and professionals meetings. To date, IN SITU has supported over 200 European artists.
IN SITU ACT, a large scale cooperation project gathering 20 partners mostly from Europe, ambitions to be the European tool for the structuration of artistic creation in public space and to achieve four main objectives:
→ To become a reference model for creations that play with, in and for public space
→ To implement a European artistic support model encouraging encounters between artists, producers and audiences.
→ To develop an ecology of creation that connects artistic works with players involved in creation and the economic, political and social realities of Europe.
→ To share assets and resources and connect various actors involved in the transformation of the territories
IN SITU Platform (2014-2017) and ACT (2016-2020) have been funded with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.