2019-2022

European Spectators Day

The 21th of November occurs the sixth edition of the European Spectators Day, a digital and community based event that every year involves and connects the local groups of active spectators participating in the activities developed in the framework of Be SpectACTive! It’s a way for filling the gap of the geographical distance and the...
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Publication – Cultural Policies in Europe: a Participatory Turn?

At first glance, participation appears to be a constant goal throughout the history of cultural policies, adapting itself to very diverse configurations in time and space. However, some see it as a lever for social and cultural innovation that marks a breakthrough in several areas of public policy. This book brings together some of Europe’s...
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The Kreisky Test

Dates: April: 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 24th (in German) 26th, 27th 28th (in English),  3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm, 9pm Dates: May: 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th at 6:00pm, 8:30pm THE KREISKY TEST NESTERVAL’S FIRST ONLINE PRODUCTION – IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE, LIVE The transformation of a theatre project into a live-participatory-virtual performance (as reaction of the...
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International Press Conference in Brussels

Be SpectACTive! International Press Conference Participation in the Performing Arts: the Be SpectACTive! Experience in the European Context Brussels, 13th of February 2020 At ABC huis (Art Basics for Children house) Jollystraat 125, B – 1030 Brussel, Belgium Together with the partners, EU representatives, artists and cultural professionals, the large-scale cooperation project Be SpectACTive! (supported...
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Première of Nibiru at Bakelit Multi Art Center

The project Nibiru will be presented at Bakelit Multi Art Center of Budapest on Friday 13 December. A creative process that is based on presumptions and visions and that draws conclusions about the future of mankind and the Earth, starting from the tale about Nibiru, the tenth planet of the solar system, which when crashing...
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Be SpectACTive! at Murate Art District

On Thursday 28th November, Giuliana Ciancio introduces Be SpectACTive! at Murate Art District (Florence) in the framework of an event dedicated to the artistic residencies. www.murateartdistrict.it
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“Active Spectators Across Europe” brodcast on Rai 5 (Italian Television)

Saturday 23 November 2019, the Italian TV channel Rai 5 will broadcast the film “Active Spectators Across Europe” by Graziano Graziani, directed by Andrea Nobile. A road movie across Europe to tell the participatory practices developed in the first edition of Be SpectACTive! The protagonists of the film are the European spectators involved in the...
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European Spectators Day 2019

The 16th of November occurs the fifth edition of the European Spectators Day, the community-based event dedicated to the groups of active spectators and curators taking part in the activities implemented in the framework of Be SpectACTive!, and also to other people and professionals interested in the engagement practices. The event takes physically – and...
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The Travel of the Instagram Influencer

The travel of our instagram influencer, Zombijana, has become the 18th of October in Santander… see her storytelling on the Be SpectACTive! instagram profile!
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Press

What the European, national and local press say of Be SpectACTive! AgCult, 1/05/2020, “[Processi Partecipativi] Contraddizioni e opportunità delle pratiche creative a base partecipativa” Salzburger Nachrichten, 16/04/2020, “Der Kreisky-Test hat überzeugt” Nachtkritik, 15/04/2020, “Der Kreisky-Test – Brut Wien – Das Immersivtheaterkollektiv Nesterval sucht auf Zoom das Paradies für wahre Sozialdemokrat*innen” Kurier, 28/03/2020, “Der Kreisky-Test” von...
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International Conference 2020

22 – 23 – 24 July 2020, in the framework of Kilowatt Festival
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Food for Thought

The coronavirus emergency is revolutionizing our lives. This suspended time invites us to reflect on new format of work, creation and fruition of the arts. The live show is not replaceable but the time is ripe to experiment, to find new ways, thanks to the tools offered by the virtual agorà. In addition to pointing...
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International Conferences

Each year is held a public international conference in which are presented the results of the activities. International experts are invited. The methodology applied by the researchers is disseminated and new organisations take part in the discussion.
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Research

The development of the research project is accompanying all the areas of action to evaluate the different effects of the practices implemented. The research activities aim at a better understanding of how participatory activities impact on the venues and how to enlarge the analysis at regional level. The research team has developed the right tools...
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European Spectators Day 2020

SAVE THE DATE! 21 November 2020 Ready for the sixth edition of the European Spectators Day? European Spectators Day is a digital and community based event that every year involves and connects the local groups of active spectators participating in the co-programming activities developed in the framework of Be SpectACTive! It is a way for...
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Active Spectators

Be SpectACTive! improves its participatory way of programming, starting from the creation of about 50 new local groups of active spectators with more than 1.500 active participants in 4 years (including the new groups created by the associated partners). The local groups work all year long to select part of the artistic programming of the...
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European Art Commissioners 2022

Two European cities, two artistic venues, two communities work together to commission an art work. The partners involved this year are brut in Wien (AU), and Kilowatt Festival, in Sansepolcro (IT). Coming Soon!
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European Art Commissioners 2021

Two European cities, two artistic venues, two communities work together to commission an art work. The partners involved this year are arts centre BUDA, in Kortrijk (BE), and Dublin Theatre Festival, in Dublin (IE). Coming Soon!
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European Art Commissioners 2020

Two European cities, two artistic venues, two communities work together to commission an art work. The partners involved this year are Domino Association in Zagreb (HR), and Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu (RO). Coming Soon!
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European Art Commissioners 2019 – ICARUS

Two European cities, two artistic venues, two communities work together to commission an art work. The partners involved this year are Tanec Praha, in Prague (CZ), and Festival Divadelná Nitra, in Nitra (SK). ICARUS A dance performance facing themes as borders and freedom. The production, led by the international creative trio Marie Goudain (France), Jaro...
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Action Research

The research activities aim at a better understanding of how participatory activities impact on the venues and how to enlarge the analysis at regional level. The research team will develop the right tools to be shared among artistic partners, to collect not only qualitative data, but also quantitative ones, to understand how the process activated...
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