Be SpectACTive! 1st International Conference

Be SpectACTive! 1st Conference

Sansepolcro (Italy) 21-22 July 2015

International conference on active spectatorship

The event is a unique opportunity to meet performers, practitioners and cultural organisations and to discuss the ways in which a more participatory approach from the public may enrich performing arts programming all over Europe.


21 July
17:00-19:00 Introduction to the meeting
Official speeches:
Hon. Silvia Costa – President Culture and Education Commission European Parliament
Monica Urian – European Commission, Creative Europe Programme
MIBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture)
Regione Toscan
Daniela Frullani – Mayor of Sansepolcro
Patrizia Coletta – Director of Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo
Luca Ricci (Kilowatt Festival) & Giuliana Ciancio (cultural project manager) – Creators and curators of Be SpectACTive!

22 July
Morning: Theoretical conference
10:00 – 11:30 Introduction: Jean-Luis Fabiani (University of Budapest)
“Sociological aspects about interaction of the audience with the artistic creations”
11:45-12:00 Emmanuel Negrier (Université de Montpellier I)
“Public and democracy, a socio-political approach”
12:00-12:15 Lluis Bonet (Universitat de Barcelona)
“The economical aspect of public participation”
12:15-12:30 Alessandro Bollo (Fondazione Fitzcarraldo)
“The organisational and institutional implications of public participation for cultural institutions”
12:30-13:00 General discussion

Afternoon: Practical Round Table
14:30-15:30 About co-creation:
Francesco Ciavaglioli (visual artist) with Saverio Verini (visual art curator)
A practical experiment of “community art”
15:30-17:00 About co-programming:
Damian Cruden (director York Theatre Royal) – The Takeover Festival, in York
Dominio Pubblico/Under 25 (Roma), Artificio (Como), Le città visibili (Rimini), La Casa dello Spettatore (Roma), Jobel Teatro (Rieti) – Five Italian experiences about co-programming with the audience
17:15-17:45 Questions and general discussion
17:45-18:00 Final speech: Anna Bandettini (La Repubblica)