European Nomadic University for the Street Arts

Author
Stéphane Simonin, Charlotte Granger & Anne Gonon
Number of pages
32
Document producer
Circostrada
2009
  • Street Arts
English

The Europe of street arts is now underway. Although artistic crea- tion in the public space is settling under different terms from country to country, there remains a real circulation of shows, and collaboration between artists and distributors is becoming stronger with time.

Little by little, a community of common interest is being created that is realising that its members are pursuing the same objectives and values: artistic recognition for outdoor creation, access to an increasingly controlled public space, the use of public funding to support the production and distribution of works... The Euro-pean territory is certainly the most relevant podium from which to defend these artistic forms of expression, but only as long as we unite professionals around a common approach.

By organising the first European Nomadic University of the street arts, the international street theatre festival of Aurillac has given artists and cultural professionals from all around Europe an
open forum for dialogue and discussion. This time of exchange, which Circostrada Network wish to partner up, has allowed us to identify points of convergence and divergence between countries, as well as to bring out the common issues and work sites still to be put in place.