Welcome to the first online course dedicated to creation in public space!

What is public space? Why do artists choose to work in these unconventional places? How do they use these spaces around the world? What kinds of legislation and technical characteristics do professionals have to take into account?

From 9 September 2019 onwards, you can access this 4-week MOOC packed with tools and inspiration to help you understand and play a role in artistic creation in public space.

As you progress through the course, you will learn about different artworks designed for public space, the way they interact with their locations, and the specific features of writing and audience relations in this context.

You will be given methodological tools and practical exercises to help you try out these ideas and take on the role of a creator. You will get support from various European artists and professionals, who will share their experience and knowledge with you.

Artists, art students, programmers and cultural planners, elected officials and staff working in collectivities, festivals’ audiences…This MOOC is open to anyone who is interested in creating and learning more about art in public space.
No prerequisite is necessary except your good will to learn.


Create in Public Space takes you on a 4-week and 4-chapter journey, with a specific theme covered each week:

Week 1 – Introduction to aesthetics, history and institutions
Week 2 – Specific dramaturgical issues
Week 3 – Site-visit and in situ writing methodology
Week 4 – Understanding issues related to the relationship with the audience


This content will provide three-hour learning sessions each week, broken down into:

• about fifteen lessons, in the form of short 3-minute videos
• 5 to 10 additional interviews with European artists and professionals
• educational activities such as quiz and practical exercises, for testing comprehension and putting knowledge into practice

Additional resource documents allow you to “go further”: each week, those summarize the lessons and key notions, providing external links to help you find out more about all the artistic projects mentioned in the course.


As well as lessons, you will be given various activities to complete, to assess your understanding and aid your learning. These may be automated quizzes, assignments to complete or personal pieces of work that will receive comments on the forum. The idea is to go and try out some of the concepts you have learned – in public space!
You will receive an achievement badge for every week you complete.
Students that complete the entire MOOC will receive an achievement certificate at the end of the course.


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