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Twelve projects identified as IN SITU case studies

During the months of May and June, the IN SITU Survey ‘Mapping of cultural and creative projects & selection of case studies’, received a wide response from the different agents of  the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs) in the six IN SITU Lab regions of non-urban areas in Europe – Azores archipelago, Portugal; Western coastal periphery, Ireland; West region, Iceland; Rauma and Eurajoki municipalities, Finland; Valmiera County, Latvia; Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia.

The IN SITU Survey was led by the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) and the 6 Lab partners. All projects submitted to the survey were discussed and evaluated with a group of local stakeholders. The case studies play a central role within the IN SITU project, as they aim to demonstrate the innovative and transformative role of cultural and creative organisations and professionals in responding to key local issues in each Lab location.

A total of twelve case studies, two case studies per Lab location, will be involved in a participatory monitoring process, as well as training and mentoring programme, with the objective of studying creative responses to key local issues and the generated transformative effects at local level, as well as strengthening internal capacity.

The 12 IN SITU case studies identified are: 

in Azores archipelago, Portugal

Art in Gort
The Voice of Youth
in Western coastal region, Ireland

The Icelandic Santas come from the Valleys
in Western region, Iceland

Mapsion International Projection Mapping Festival
Footprint of a Giant
in Rauma and Eurajoki municipalities, Finland

Valmiera county manor network
The garden as functional decorative resource in the formation of the LAUX community
in Valmiera County, Latvia

From the gig to the audience
in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia

The IN SITU Survey reached 129 CCIs, of which 87 responded partially, and 42 fully responded. Each CCI project identified as an IN SITU case study will be monitored and documented by both the IN SITU Lab Partner and the organizing CCI, which will be subcontracted to provide two monitoring reports. These reports will contribute, through collaborative monitoring approaches, to the research analysis of the development of each project, over the next two years of the IN SITU project (2024-2025). Contracts will be signed in September 2023 and the monitoring process will begin in October 2023.

Free training will be open to the wider group of CCIs who participated in the Survey within the local IN SITU Labs network, with the intention of generating a European and International network of CCIs in non-urban areas that address place-based innovation.

The IN SITU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101061747.

For further information:
Nancy Duxbury – IN SITU Project Coordinator
Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Email: in-situ@ces.uc.pt
Tel: +351 239 855 570
Web: https://insituculture.eu

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