20th-26th June 2011
OPEN FESTIVAL in Montegranaro (IT)
24th and 25th June
OPEN STREET FORUM in Montegranaro (IT) «The urban
Show in the Open City»
18th-21st August 2011
OPEN FESTIVAL in Bremen (DE)
18th and 19th August
OPEN STREET FORUM in Bremen (DE) «Foundation
of advocacy for open-air performing arts in Europe»
13th-16th October 2011
2nd INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE of Street Performing,
Montegranaro and Fermo (IT)
OPEN STREET MEETS SMART EU
June 10 in Brussels, Alessio Michelotti from OPEN EU OFFICE and Gabriele Koch
from GERMAN OPEN FORUM, they took part in the reflexion group meeting held in
Brussels by SMART EU, whose theme was "support on creative professionals
in Europe". The participants were experts came from 10 different European
countries, for a comparison of experiences on the sector situation in their countries.
The creativity sector in the art and in the performing arts fields, is
in vertical growth in Europe, but the social security systems in member states
have not yet been able to take the peculiarities of these activities, and sometimes
fail to provide to creative workforce nor the rightful guarantees, nor dignified
This gap is particularly targeted at the independent performing
art and freelance artists and then to a large extent even at street art. One of
the aims of OPEN STREET is to activate new services for street artists in Europe,
and from this point of view in the professional support services, employment counseling
and tax assistance, represent some of the most popular requests that must be take
STREET FORUM IN BREMEN
European Network for street theatre, street
arts and circus
Dear colleagues and friends,
the FORUM will take place on 18 and 19
August 2011 in Bremen during the 16th
edition of international festival La Strada.
By now we can tell you that you will be
welcomed by the Major of Bremen and that
subsequently three workshops are going
to take place, where we altogether will
found our network. In the
attachment you can already find the programme
sequence, containing detailed information
about the three workshops. Furthermore
you can find the application form for
FORUM. If you want to participate, we
would kindly ask you to fill in the attached
form and send it back no later than the
31 July 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would once more kindly ask you to
inform as many people as possible about
OPEN STREET FORUM .
OF EUROPE: COSTANTIN CHIRIAC
A delegation of Open Street was on
a visit to Sibiu Int Festival, held in
the capital of Transylvania from May 27
to June 5. There, he met Constantin Chiriac,
director of the National Theatre and the
EU Consultant for European Cities of Culture.
Chiriac had words of appreciation for
the European Open Street Plan and said
he was very interested in collaborating.
Probably his participation at the Meeting
in Bremen in August. His expectations
from the results of the program, also
concern the possibility of better understanding
the Romanian culture in the rest of Europe.
There are many Romanian citizens living
abroad, but often there are many stereotypes
about them. "I would like to see
on Italian streets, or in other countries,
it sounded a little 'good-Taraf' ...You
do well to participate in European calls
for proposals. You make the projects,
you must win them, and then you must spend
well that money!"
the launch the second edition of OPEN Festival to be held in the frame Veregra
Street, the appointment with the street art opens the summer season every year
in the province of Fermo. The program is very rich and varied. It is expected
the presence of companies from all over the world: Mongolia, India, Ethiopia,
Australia, Argentina, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Switzerland, England, Germany.
Many countries of the European network of productions that have been invited to
the Festival in the framework of cooperation established through OPEN STREET.
And a good portion of these participated in the international showcase held in
October between Fermo and Montegranaro.>>> GENERAL
Companies selected by the first OPEN INTERNATIONAL
The relationship between spectacle and the
urban context is central to the OPEN meeting of this year, scheduled on 24 and
25 June at the Horizon Hotel of Montegranaro.
The creation of an international
debate, the comparison between the legal orders of the countries of the union,
among the urban models and cultural policies adopted in different countries, is
the starting point for stimulating administrators and the industry toward the
adoption of good practices in the organization of events and administration of
cities on the continent. This path can not be undertaken only at the national
or local, but increasingly needs to be addressed at Community level, and this
is the fundamental goal of the meeting.
For all information on this event visit
the special page.
OF OPEN STREET COMPANIES
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5 May - 5 June
1 - 5 July
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10 - 12 June
8 - 12 June
BAMBINO (Campi Bisenzio)
And many more...
2 - 12 July
street arts be considered in the ambit of
On 4 June, in
Wallonias capital, in the OPEN FESTIVAL "Namur en Mai", was held
the 1° OPEN MEETING 2011, promote and organized by the Belgian base of the
OPEN EUROPEAN FORUM.
Reflection by Jean Felix
Tirtiaux, artistic director of Namur en Mai, has developed around the theme of
the relationship between creativity and economics; between industry and culture.
Guests included the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries of Brussels, which
supports the foreign tour of Catalan companies, with particular attention to the
spectacle of the street and circus.
Creativity is the lifeblood of the
economy. This is the key concept of European policies which implement the resolution
1350/2008, the act whereby the European Council has set up in 2009 the Year of
Creativity and Innovation and launched, among others, the Culture Programme 2007-2013.
OPEN STREET is supported through this program. And it is true that street art
is an area with a strong creative arts. But it is legitimate to refer to the category
of industry? Street art can be part of the cultural industries or is it something
antithetical to the industry? This was the question on which many interventions
intended to reflect in Namur.