BeSpectACTive! is an action-research and production-based project focused on the contemporary performing arts. It aims to develop new models of co-creation involving artists, audiences and cultural organizations on an equal footing. The project will facilitate the development of sustainable creative relationships between artists, audiences and organizations at both a local and transnational level through a range of on-line and off-line actions. The project will consist of:1. the coproduction of 12 new theatre performances presented across the partners’ venue and the creation of 9 web-based video-dance shows; 2. participatory workshops that will engage more than 1,000 European citizens in a process of arts programming. Citizens will select 108 performances that will be presented in 8 different European cities to a large audience; 3. the development of an online platform utilizing readily available technologies that will provide an online forum for organizations, communities and audiences with a tool to collectively explore and define curatorial strategies and discuss artistic content and ideas; 4. open rehearsals, international seminars, the production of a documentary (distributed to cultural European networks & TV), publications and other appropriate activities for promotion and dissemination of the project.
OrganisationTanec Praha (CZ), London International Festival of Theatre (UK), York Citizens Theatre Trust (UK), Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (IT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), Teatrul Național „Radu Stanca” Sibiu (RO), Udruga Domine (HR), Kulturno društvo B-51 (SI), Perypezye Urbane (IT), Universitat de Barcelona (ES), CapoTrave/Kilowatt (IT), Université de Montpellier (FR), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (FR)
TopicsAudience Development, Research
Project date 12/2014 — 11/2018
Lead organisationComune di Sansepolcro (IT)
ProgrammeCreative Europe – Culture
Total project grant1 750 000 €