European Project “Be SpectACTive!”

Since December 2014, Be SpectACTive! is a large-scale European cooperation project – co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union – which operates in  performing arts through artistic productions and participatory practices aimed at involving the citizens in creative processes.

In the second edition, Be SpectACTive! is a peer-learning network confirming its character of being a production oriented and action research project.

Starting in December 2018, it continues to work on audience engagement, fostering the experimentation in the European arena through the following actions: the production of 15 new theatre and dance shows; the creation of about 50 local groups of active spectators involved in co-programming and co-managing activities; the European Art Commissioners, a site-specific project connecting 8 local communities with the aim to commission artistic works; 4 European Spectators Day, a community based event connecting citizens through facebook; the implementation of the research project evaluating the different effects of the practices activated and 4 International Conference dedicated to the dissemination.

Be SpectACTive is composed of 19 partners, located in 18 cities and in 15 different European countries: Kilowatt Festival (IT) – the project leader – Artemrede (PT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), brut (AT), BUDA (BE), CdAT – Café de las Artes Teatro (ES), Domino (HR),  Dublin Theatre Festival (IE), Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival (SE), SKCNS – Institution Student Cultural Centre of Novi Sad (RS), International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra (SK), Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SI), Occitanie en scène (FR), Tanec Praha (CZ), Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu (RO). Research aspects are followed by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (IT),  Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Université de Montpellier (FR) and CNRS (FR).

1st Be SpectACTive! International conference
European experiences about active involvement of the audience
Sansepolcro, 21 – 22 july 2015