Since December 2014, Be SpectACTive! is a large-scale European cooperation project which operates in performing arts through artistic productions and participatory practices, aimed at involving citizens and spectators in creative and organisative processes. The project partners include European festivals, theatres, cultural organisations, universities and a research center. In the current edition, Be SpectACTive! is a peer-learning network that is a production oriented and action research project. It intends to implement creative processes of experimentation across cities and countries to foster a more inclusive and trans-cultural Europe and a stronger relationship between citizens and artists.

In Be SpectACTive! communities of spectators/citizens play an active role expressing their willingness and interests. Taking part in co-programming, co-managing and co-commissioning activities, they are involved in the co-creation of spaces and in the experimentation of new ways of artistic production, with the aim to promote the exchange between artists, professionals, and citizens.

Activities: The second edition of Be SpectACTive! has started in December 2018. The project continues to work on audience engagement, fostering the experimentation in the European arena through the following actions:
• The production of 15 new theatre and dance shows through a program of 68 artistic residencies in the cities of the network;
• The creation of 50 local groups of active spectators involved in co-programming and co-managing activities (1500 participants will select more than 350 shows in four years);
• The delivery of the European Art Commissioners, a site-specific project connecting eight local communities with the aim to commission artistic works;
• The delivery of 4 European Spectators Day, a digital and community-based event that every year involves and connects the local groups of active spectators;
• The implementation of the research project evaluating the different effects of the practices activated and four international conferences dedicated to the dissemination.

The project also works on improving the peer learning within the network, by facilitating the exchange of practices, concrete actions and tools devoted to the acquisition of skills and competencies across the network.

Be SpectACTive! is composed of 19 partners, located in 18 cities and in 15 different European countries: Kilowatt Festival (IT) - the project leader - Artemrede (PT), Bakelit Multi Art Center (HU), brut (AT), BUDA (BE), CdAT – Café de las Artes Teatro (ES), Domino (HR), Dublin Theatre Festival (IE), Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival (SE), SKCNS - Institution Student Cultural Centre of Novi Sad (RS), International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra (SK), Plesni Teater Ljubljana (SI), Occitanie en scène (FR), Tanec Praha (CZ), Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu (RO). Research aspects are followed by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (IT), Universitat de Barcelona (ES), Université de Montpellier (FR) and CNRS (FR).


Salvo Lombardo
performer, choreographer, multimedia artist and curator.
He is the founder and artistic director of the Chiasma_Arti e Culture (Rome). His own art research moves between dance, theater, visual art while focusing on the languages of digital and relational art. His works have been programmed in many theaters and festivals across Italy and abroad. His works have been mainly supported by Festival Oriente Occidente, Theatre National de Chaillot (FR), Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa Festival, Aura International Dance Festival (LT), Attakkalari Dance Festival (IN), Scenario pubblico, Ater Balletto, Short Theater, Teatro di Roma, Anghiari Dance Hub, Kilowatt Festival, InTeatro Festival, Teatri di Vetro, Attraversamenti Multipli, Festival Corpi in Movimento, Versiliadanza, Piemonte dal vivo and many others institutions. In 2019 he founded and co-curated with Viviana Gravano and Giulia Grechi Resurface_festival di sguardi post coloniali in Rome. In 2020 he is one of the founding members of Ostudio, an independent art space in Rome for artistic cohabitation and multimedia researche. Since 2020 he is an associated artist at the Lavanderia a Vapore \ Piemonte dal vivo (Turin). In 2021 the magazine Roots§Routes_Researches on Visual Cultures invited him as guest co-curator of the issue Statues also die (with a focus on the debate on the abolition of colonial monuments); in the same year he curated Interazioni a sharing practices festival in Rome. Recently he is one of the artists involved in the European MMDD project (focused on research on micro and macro dramaturgy in dance) and together with Chiasma he is one of the partners of the Boarding Pass Plus project (a network oriented on artistic mobility involving several European theaters and festivals). His latest artistic works are the Wasn't built in a day, an exhibition created with Daniele Spanò and the multimedia performance AMOR co-produced with Fattoria Vittadini, MilanOltre Festival, Teatro di Roma - Teatro Nazionale.

Fabritia D'Intino
Fabritia D'Intino is a dancer and choreographer based in Rome. She graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Danza (Rome) in 2008 and from ArtEZ (NL) in 2011. In 2011 she starts working as dancer for companies such as Maktub Noir, Déjà Donnè and Sosta Palmizi and begin her research as maker in 2014 with the support of international projects such as Dance Moves Cities (Italy - Latvia - Poland) and Movin'up/GAI (Argentina - Uruguay). Beside her work as artist she coordinated for 8 years an international platform for exchange between artists based in Spain called BIDE - Barcelona International Dance Exchange. Within BIDE she co-developped methodologies and approaches for artists to exchange practises, materials, research and theories across Europe and America. In 2017 she wins the Awards InGenerazione (Fabbrica Europa) and TU35 Expanded (Centro Pecci) with her first solo "Wannabe" in collaboration with the musician Federico Scettri. In 2019 she premiered at the Le Grand Bain Festival in Roubaix (FR) with “Plubel”, a quartet created in collaboration with Clémentine Vanlerberghe. Plubel has been selected for Danse Elargie Suite 2019 at Theatre De La Ville (Paris) and Sadler’s Wells (London), Festival OFF d’Avignon at La Manufacture (France) and for the program “Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore” by Network Anticorpi (Italy). In 2019 she develops the participatory project “Museo Domestico'' with the support of Demetra and Indisciplinarte (Terni) together with Caterina Moroni and with a final installation/exhibition at Caos Museum (Terni). In 2020 her work “iWonder” is part of the collective exhibition and event curated by Christopher Matthews “My body is an exposition” at Sadler’s Wells, in London. In 2020 she starts with Riccarco Guratti and Giuseppe Vincent Giampino “BOOSTER”, a project for theoretical/practical research on choreography and concept development supported and produced by Triangolo Scaleno/Teatri di Vetro (Roma). In 2021 her site specific work “Tagadà” together with Daria Greco is selected for Danza Urbana by Network Anticorpi. Since 2018 she collaborates as dancer and maker for the companies Cats&Snails (France) and Chiasma (Italy).
Concept: Salvo Lombardo
Artistic Development: Salvo Lombardo and Fabrita D’Intino
Coordination: Fabritia D’Intino
Graphic Design: Marco Loi
Web Developer: Riccardo Petrini
Technical support final event: Chiara Caimmi