2011 December 22
participants to the showcase OPEN STREET,
adherent to the OPEN STREET FORUM,
first of all we want to thank all people who have
participated with appreciations and suggestions
in the blog discussion on the results of the 2nd
edition of the OPEN STREET SHOWCASE. The enthusiasm
that these evaluations express, as the so the
many emerging suggestions for future job, are
for all of us the good encouragement to continue
the path. We wish that the results of job developed
to Fermo this year, as happened in the season
2010-2011, are already achieved under the point
of view of shows touring.
In two years OPEN STREET has become
a very wide network, above all appreciated for
its ability to affirm a model of cooperation founded
on participated principles, involving cultural
realities of all the countries of continent, based
on the definition of a whole of good practices
that can be implemented in Europe, on the comparison
with the European institutions, in the intent
to give life to real communitarian cultural politics
in favour of the street arts. For this reason,
we think that OPEN STREET must continue also over
the end of the activity plan sustained by the
UE ( expiring on June 2012).
The idea of OPEN
STREET founders is to work for consolidating the
identity and the structure of this network. Moreover,
to overcome the simple network, and to bring the
fundamental values of this project inside a stable
structure: we are meaning the constitution of
an international association. To complete this
important passage, we need the help of all of
you in order to define the bases on which building
it. What has really held united up to now almost
700 among artistic companies, promoters, artistic
managers, trainers, institutions... in what do
we recognize ourselves? We intend to start a comparison
on the founding values of our cooperation, proposing
to adopt a manifesto of OPEN STREET.
to write, together with you, 10 Articles for an
European Manifesto Of the Street Arts. A sort
of Constitutional Paper to which the statute of
the dawning association must be recalled. We begin
proposing 3 articles to your attention, 3 fundamental
principles that have until here characterized
our engagement in the construction of the network.
1) OPEN STREET pursues the development of the
street arts as indispensable element for the
construction of an European cultural identity.
2) OPEN STREET intends to favor an equal cooperation
among all the countries of Union, defending
the cultural specificities from the homologation
of art market.
3) OPEN STREET intends to promote the cultural
and social development of the urban realities,
setting the community to the center of the artistic
event, and moving the theater, the music, the
dance also to the most marginalized places.
members of OPEN STREET EU FORUM the active contribution
can really be decisive, so we ask you to be protagonists
of this path, more than simple consumers of the
services that can be created in the ambit of the
network. If in sending us your contributions,
you will use the blog just launched on website,
the communication won't be Many-to-One but Many-to-Many,
and the job will be more shared, more effective
and more interesting perhaps.
& Best Wishes for Happy Next Year !
Do we know Europe of street
arts well? How is this artistic expression
lived in the cities of the Union? Is it
sustained by the institutions? Are the European
circuits accessible for the artists of every
nationality? Starting from August 2011,
in collaboration with the Universities of
Brema (DE) and Macerata (IT) OPEN STREET
has settled a study from the title "The
urban show inside the open city" which intends
to define the state of the European street
Arts in 4 specific ambits: the normative
situation, the artistic resources and the
accessibility to the European market, the
economic frame of sector in various countries,
the perception of the street art in the
urban realities where it takes place. The
study plan, attentively defined together
with students and teachers of the 2 athenaeums,
is accessible through the link here under.
Your Collaboration is the fundamental premise
for the good result of this important job
. We are in search of national and local
normative dispositions, relationships on
the economic consistence of the sector,
and whatsoever can be useful to the activity
of research. Some members of network will
be contacted in the next weeks by the Italian
job group, but everybody is invited to send
stuffs to the address email from which you
received this email. The results will be
published in the OPEN STREET HANDBOOK
expected to be printed in June 2012. Thanks
for Cooperation.Plan of Study
A new version of the photo archive is now available, with many pictures about Fermo and Montegranaro shows of October event. The new version of the photo archive allows you to view photos in slideshow mode also of first edition of showcase and all the events in the ambit of project at the Italian, Belgian and German seats of open Street Forum. We invite all artists who have taken pictures at the October showcase to send them to enrich the website photo archive.
The new blog service that now appears in the site has collected comments about the recent showcase of Fermo, but artists and operators can also use the blog to send messages, requests for collaboration, information and tips useful for all members. To enter a post it is enough to get access to regsitered area and click blog on menu on the left. The blog also features the online translation tools, so you can insert the post using your mother tongue.Open
OPEN STREET SHOWCASE 2011
Great participation of artists, companies and professionals from all over Europe.
The last showcase in the ambit of the Open Street Project, held on October in Fermo and Montegranaro, was a great success thanks to broad participation of artists, companies, managers, festivals operators, public administrators, who came from 19 European countries. In the four days of event it was underlined that the personal encounter and subsequent dialogue between art producers and programmers is a key part in the world of street art, because the different cultural proposals almost always reflect the cultures of origin. It must be remembered that the cultural purpose the network, is not secondary to the economic one, because the exchange of professional practices ensures a flow of ideas and proposals that are highly significant for European unity and identity, but also for the artistic production tout court.
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OF OPEN STREET
Towards a permanent cultural cooperation for street arts.
During the showcase OPEN STREET it has emerged as whole Europe is keen to continue the experience of cooperation aven after the activity program funded by European Community (ending next June): to date, the network includes nearly 700 members from nearly 30 European countries, shared among artists, companies, festival directors, operators, public administrations, who have all the same need to share and compare productions, ideas and ways of working. Such a colorful and multilingual cooperation, in recent years has given rise to important “intellectuals relationships” between artists and operators, relationships we can find prominently expressed in artistic productions.
UNITED CITIES FOR STREET ARTS
institutions associated to STREET undersign
a letter of intent to promote good governance
practices in favor of street arts.
The activity plan of OPEN STREET
started just 18 months
ago with activities
spread over 3 countries (Italy, Germany,
), but first results of cooperation
already draw a very ample scenario of relationships
with European institutions, in the name
of exploitation and promotion of the street
show as an art form significantly able to
affect the social frames of urban contexts
and more generally the cultural identity
of European citizens.
For the part involving
the institutions, the project plans to catch
the specific objectives that concern the
development of artistic expression and promotion
of the professional activities of sector,
according to a plan shared on a European
scale. The most recent regulatory initiatives
at national and regional levels allow us
to imagine a good preamble for the birth
of a cultural policy aiming to the development
of street arts in the countries of Union.
This path involves in particular the cities,
as main contacts both in the management
of the free street arts performing and in
hosting organized events. For this reason
a settlement of address was given to the
city governments. Through the assumption
of simple non-onerous commitments, the cities
can substantiate their participation in
the European program, also defining a platform
of best practices in managing the street
art activities in the urban ambit.
Institutions interested are requested to get in touch with the secretariat of the network, to define modes and procedures for the subscription.
CITIES FOR STREET ARTS - LETTER OF INTENTS