Be SpectACTive! is a large-scale European cooperation project - co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union - that operates in performing arts through artistic productions and participatory practices aimed at involving the citizens in creative processes. It is composed of 19 partners, located in 18 cities of 15 different European countries: Sansepolcro (IT), Budapest (HU), Zagreb (HR), Sibiu (RO), Prague (CZ), Torino (IT), Montpellier (FR), Barcelona (ES), Paris (FR), Santarém (PT), Kortrijk (BE), Göteborg (SE), Dublin (IE), Wien (AT), Novi Sad (RS), Ljublijana (SI), Nitra (SK), Santander (ES).
The project works on audience engagement fostering the experimentation in the European arena through the following actions: the production of 15 new theatre and dance shows; the creation of 50 local groups of active spectators involved in co-programming and co-managing activities; the European Art Commissioners, a site specific project connecting 8 local communities with the aim to commission artistic works; 4 European Spectators Day, a community based event connecting citizens through facebook; the implementation of the research project evaluating the different effects of the practices activated and 4 International Conference dedicated to the dissemination. The project will be active until December 2022.