Create in Public Space: free online course and discussion

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?

Join XTRAX to develop your skills and understanding of artistic creation in the public space.

On Monday 30 March our friends at FAI-AR re-open their free online course Create in Public Space.

Anyone can now access this 4-week ‘MOOC’ (Massive Open Online Course) packed with tools and inspiration to help you understand and play a role in artistic creation in public space.

Learn about different artworks designed for public space, the way they interact with their locations, and the specific features of writing about and engaging audiences in this context.

This course is open to anyone who is interested in creating and learning more about art in public space. Register here now.

There are 4 modules which will each take around 3 hours to complete.
You can do these at your own pace and to your own schedule or choose to join the XTRAX staff team who will be completing the course every Wednesday afternoon.

XTRAX staff will also be hosting a lunchtime reflective discussion each week Thursday lunchtime on Zoom. See our schedule below.

Want to study along with us? See our study schedule below and email Hannah Hartley at to register interest and receive the Zoom link to join us each week.

All times are UK GMT

Week 1
Wednesday 8 April 3-6pm –
Introduction to aesthetics, history and institutions
Thursday 9 April 1-2pm – Reflective discussion on Zoom with XTRAX Team

Week 2 
Wednesday 15 April 3-6pm –  Specific dramaturgical issues
Thursday 16 April 1-2pm – Reflective discussion on Zoom XTRAX Team

Week 3 
Wednesday 22 April 3-6pm – Site-visit and in situ writing methodology
Thursday 23 April 1-2pm – Reflective discussion on Zoom XTRAX Team

Week 4
Wednesday 29 April 3-6pm –
Understanding issues related to the relationship with the audience
Thursday 30 April 1-2pm – Reflective discussion on Zoom XTRAX Team


This MOOC was produced by FAI-AR, in the frame of the IN SITU network and in partnership with ARTCENA, French national centre for circus arts, street arts and theatre. IN SITU network partners in the UK are Freedom Festival, Norfolk&Norwich festival, and UZ Arts