Comune di Montegranaro (Fermo - I)

Promotions des Arts Forains asbl, Namur (B)
La Strada Straßenzirkusfestival, Bremen (D)
Federazione Naz. Arte di Strada - Rome (I)


Public Boards and Istitutions:
Regione Marche (I);
Provincia di Fermo (I);
Senator für Kultur Bremen (D);
Ville de Namur (B);
Ville de Arles (F);
Ville de Barcelone (E);
Province du Limbourg (B);
Conseil Général de l'Essonne (F);
Ville de Luxembourg (LUX);
Comune di Monterubbiano (I);
Comune di Moresco (I);
Comune di Lapedona (I);
Comune di Porto San Giorgio (I);
Comune di Campofilone (I)
Comune di Fermo (I);
Comune di Ortezzano (I);
Comune di Falerone (I);
Comune di Monte Vidon Corrado (I);
Comune di Servigliano (I);
Comune di Grottazzolina (I);
Comune di Francavilla d'Ete (I).

Local Association for Cultural Promotion:
Associazione Pro loco di Campofilone (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Lapedona (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Ortezzano (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Petritoli (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Grottazzolina (I)

Universitŕ degli Studi di Macerata;
Facoltŕ di Beni Culturali (I).

Theatre Boards & Networks:
Bund. Theater im Öffentlichen Raum (D);
A.M.A.T. Ass. Marchigiana Attivitŕ Teatrali (I);, art services network (D);
AgitPolska e.V. (D).

International Festivals:
Ratataplan Int. Festival, Lessona (I);
Artistiinpiazza, Int. Festival Pennabilli (I);
Ferrara Buskers Festival, Ferrara (I);
Mercantia Int. Festival, Certaldo (I);
Ulicnih Sviraca Festival Novi Sad (SR);
Szárnyas Sárkány Festival, Nyírbátor (HUN);
Tuin der Lusten, Overijssel (NL);
Feta Festival, Gdansk (PL);
Internationaal Straattheaterfestival, Gent (B);
Spraoi Festival, Waterford (IR);
Bath Fringe, Bath (UK).

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To OPEN the city gates to street arts means to bring out the value of open air spaces assigned to social life, to enforce the cohesion inside communities, to improve the local tourist activity, to create new routes for exchange and integration between European countries.

The creation of a international debate, the comparisons between normative and laws, different urban patterns and policies for development and support of street arts, will drive to a new consciousness and will produce new stimulus in administrators and art operators. This route could not be undertaken on a simple regional or local level. Our country, now, is Europe!

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70 companies from 15 countries are in competition in 3 sections of Poetic Invasion Festival (Bremen, Sibiu and Montegranaro). Cooperating countries are the main protagonists of program.

The POETIC INVASION FESTIVAL starts today, 8th June 2018, in the absolutely prestigious frame of the SIBIU INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. The PIC program will be intertwined with that of the biggest cultural event in Eastern Europe until 17th June, experimenting with innovative forms of entertainment in the suburbs and shopping centres of the Transylvanian capital.

Almost at the same time, starting from 9th and 10th June, in Bremen, the artists and companies programmed in the framework of the European project will animate the historic district of the old spinning mills, a suburb of the Teutonic city that covers an important heritage of industrial archaeology, but which usually remains outside of cultural programming. In Bremen the real Kermesse will start on the following weekend, where for 3 days the streets and squares of the city of the famous 4 Musicians will be filled with artists and companies from all over the world for the new edition of LA STRADA International Festival.

Finally, from the 22nd to the 30th of June, the third section of the PIC Festival will see the light in Italy, in the small town of Montegranaro, inside the VEREGRASTREET Festival, an event that celebrates its 20th anniversary. The program of the PIC Festival in Italy includes artistic itineraries between hills and small villages, always looking for a new dimension of encounter between the performing arts and the audience.

In each of these three locations, the POETIC INVASIONS will try to surprise the audience, presenting the most traditional languages of artistic expression with new formulas, aiming to discover the new public in unconventional places. An autonomous artistic program that is hosted within a Festival of great importance and has always been aimed at innovation.

In addition to a very varied program of performance in line with the characteristics of the project, about 70 of the companies that will perform in Sibiu, Bremen and Montegranaro, have signed up to the new platform, implemented by Open Street aisbl, and will be voted from the public. In each of the 3 locations of PIC FESTIVAL, the artistic proposal that will receive the best rating, will have the opportunity to participate in the other festivals of the network.

POETIC INVASION (Of the Cities) is a project of the Municipality of Montegranaro implemented with the support of Open Street aisbl, in partnership with Teatrul National Radu Stanca (Sibiu, RO), Neue Gruppe Kulturarbeit eV, (Bremen, DE) and co-funded by European Union under the CREATIVE EUROPE program. During the 3 years of the project there will be many opportunities to participate in the activities, especially for the companies of the cooperating countries.

Stay in touch with us !! More informations and updates about the european contest on

BRUSSELS (23rd May 2018)

City of Certaldo (IT), Open Street aisbl, 7 MEPs, 27 Institution of 5 Countries have been involved in a meeting at European Parliament in Bruxelles for Mysteries & Drolls project presentation

23 May 2018 is an important date for the cultural cooperation project Mysteries and Drolls: in Brussels, at the European Parliament, thanks to the interest of the European Parliamentarian Nicola Danti, together with the Project Leader Municipality of Certaldo and the coordination of Open Stret aisbl, the European cultural cooperation project is presented to the invited European Parlamentarians together with representatives of governmental and cultural institutions from the countries involved. The presentation of the project will be an unrepeatable occasion to emphasize to Parlamentarians invited how culture can play a dominant role in practically all European policies, thus encouraging all Member States and the European Parliament to guarantee a substantial and sustainable increase in the budget assigned to the culture. It is hoped that the presentation of the project could represent a significant event for the future of the European theatre, thanks to which the cultural cooperation promoted by Open Street will be recognized by the governments and institutions of the continent.

The important result achieved will be able to introduce Mysteries and Drolls as an excellent example of cultural co-operation. The project, designed by Open Street aisbl, foresees a framework of research, training and experimentation, in an European and intercultural dimension, on the forms and languages of medieval theatre and jester arts, emphasizing the centrality of the forms of the sacred and the buffoon, which are the very roots of every theatrical form of today and represents a common and shared heritage for the whole continent.

More Information about Project:

Speech by Alessio Michelotti - Open Street aisbl: Speech Alessio Michelotti 23rd mai 2018

Meeting Agenda: Agenda M&D Meeting, Eu Parliament

Bremen DE, Sibiu RO, Montegranaro IT (June 2018)

Opportunities for artists and companies from Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania (Deadline 28th February)

Open Street aisbl in partnership with the VEREGRA STREET International Festival (Montegranaro IT – Project Leader), LA STRADA International Street Performance Festival (Bremen DE) and SIBIU International Theatre Festival, working on POETIC INVASION project for the years 2018-2020, with the contribution of the European Community as part of the CREATIVE EUROPE Program. The project's activity plan focuses on the use of unconventional spaces in the performing arts and includes programming, production and training actions.

In this context, in 2018, many opportunities to participate for artists and companies of the most diverse performing arts disciplines are OPEN. In particular for the first edition of the “traveling festival” POETIC INVASION, the events where you can send your application are 3:

- SIBIU International Theater Festival (Sibiu RO), Poetic Invasion Festival, Romanian section (Belgian Year), 08-17 june 2018 (

- LA STRADA International Street Performance Festival (Bremen DE), Poetic Invasion Festival, German section (Italian Year), 14-17 june 2018 (

- VEREGRA STREET International Festival (Montegranaro IT), Poetic Invasion Festival, Romanian section (Romanian Year), 22-30 june 2018 (

Belfast - UK (4th-7th May 2018)

Opportunities for artists and companies from Italy, Spain, Poland, Germany (Deadline 18th February)

Open Street aisbl supports the Mysteries & Drolls project, an international cooperation project that sees in partnership the Mercantia Festival (Municipality of Certaldo, Italy, Project Leader), the Festival of Folls (Belfast, UK), the production centers Maracaibo Teatro (Elche, Spain), Proscenium (Gliwice, Poland), Tempus Fugit (Lorrach, Germany). The project is developed for 3 years (from 2018 to 2020), with the contribution of the European Community as part of the CREATIVE EUROPE Program. The activity plan of the project focuses on the relationship between sacred and popular theatre and includes programming, production and training activities.

In this context, in 2018, many opportunities to participate for artists and companies of the most diverse performing arts disciplines linked to the theatre and the ancient music, the buffoon, the street arts, or performance derived from sacred representations, are OPEN. In particular for the first edition of the “traveling festival” MYSTERIES & DROLLS, the event where you can send your application is the Festival of Fools (Belfast, Nord Ireland, UK), Mysteries & Drolls Festival, UK section, 4th - 7th May 2018 (

To send your application, click the button and fill out the form.

Creative Europe Cooperation Week-End

BRUXELLES - Ven 10 - Sab 11 Novembre 2017

Open Street aisbl organizes a two-day workshop in Brussels on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November. The meeting will be organized at the headquarters of association, at Rue Washington 40, aiming to understand all the theoretical and practical aspects of the last Creative Europe Call - Cooperation Projects – in order to prepare good applications by the deadline of January 18, 2018.

The staff of Open Street aisbl, relying on its own great experience (3 cooperation projects completed until 2012 and further 3 in progress this year), will accompany you in the study of European cooperation rules, in the adoption of the best project management strategies, in the detection of the best European partnerships, in the knowledge of administrative matters, in drafting a good application.

An international meeting dedicated to members, unique in its kind, being dedicated specifically to the performing arts world. It is also an opportunity to get acquainted new partners with the same interests or converging interests.

The countries which until today have confirmed their participation in the Workshop:


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Friday 10th November 2017

10:00 Welcome coffee
10:30 First session
# Context: Direct funding from UE
# Features of Creative Europe 2014-2020
• Aims and Priorities of program
• Requirements and terms for participation
• The opportunities for the performing arts
• Analysis of 2014-2017 assignments

12:00 Break
12:15 Second session
# Cooperation Projects
• Large Scale and Small Scale
• The priorities of program in the cooperation
• Evaluation criteria
EXERCISE 1 (working teams): to build up an efficient partnership

13:30 Lunch break
15:00 Third Session
# How to compose a successful application
• The approach to the E-form
• How to describe the project
• How to compose an activity plan

16:00 Break
16:30 Fourth Session
EXERCISE 2 (working teams): From the concept to the application

18:00 End of activity

Saturday 11th November 2017

10:00 Welcome coffee
10:30 Fifth Session
# Grant management
• The financial regulation of EU programmes
• Accounting and eligible costs
• Contracting
• Reports and account statements

12:00 Break
12:15 Sixth Session
EXERCISE 3 (working teams): The accounting management of project

13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Seventh Session
# Build up your partnership with Open Street aisbl
• Presentation of activities of participating entities
• Aims of cooperation in the ambit of performing arts
• Strategies and good practices of cooperation
EXERCISE 4 (working teams): Sharing and implementation of project’s concepts

16:30 End of activities

Seat of workshop: Rue Washington 40, 1050 Ixelles - Bruxelles (BE)
Language: The official language of workshop is English

Stefano Cristiano (Project designer and expert of euro-projects)
Alessio Michelotti (Adminsitrator of Open Street aisbl and coordinator of 6 projects
supported by European Community through PAMCE, EACEA, ERASMUS+)

NOTE: Open Street aisbl will release to every participant a certificate of attendance, valid for the single persona as well as for the entity he represents.

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Do not miss this training opportunity, which could revive the European dimension of your activity: SUBMIT NOW THE PARTICIPATION FORM IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS [DEADLINE 1st November]

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Leioa (ES)

6 - 15 June 2014
Sibiu (RO)

Montegranaro (IT)

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Bremen (DE)

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Gliwice (PL)

04 - 07 September 2014
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