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Contemporary Performing Street Arts (CPSA):

Developing Teaching Methods 

Online Conference // 23.–25. March 2021 // In the afternoons

We are pleased to announce the first European Federation for Education and Training in Street Arts (EFETSA) online conference for practitioners and scholars interested in education in contemporary performing street arts. We are interested in different educational methods and practices and what can be learnt from each other’s practices and approaches. We would like to invite you to the conference to spark discussions on what and how teaching Contemporary Performing Street Arts (CPSA) can improve the artistic level of performance in public space.


  • Structured educational programs for street arts/outdoor arts 

  • Case studies of good practices 

  • Teaching the new pedagogies for CPSA 

  • Practice as research  


This conference will be of interest to educationalists and practitioners, directors and writers, outdoor theatre companies, outdoor theatre and performance trainers, dancers, visual artists, musicians, activists and eco-artists, policy makers, outreach and community artists, inter-disciplinary and digital artists, to all of those who deal with education and training in different fields of street arts.



We invite you to participate at the conference and discussions as speakers, presentators, experts, writers or education practitioners. Contributions can have the following forms:

  • Keynote speech for strong points, examples or practices (max 30 minutes)

  • Oral/live presentation for projects able to share good practices (20 minutes with 10 min audience participation/Q&A.)

  • Written contribution/paper (max 6 pages)

  • Digital poster – one page presentation of concrete practices (max 1 page)


All contribution propositions should be presented to the Selection Committee in a form of a half page abstract (max 600 characters with spaces).  

Abstract template available here ----> 

Due date: 16. February 2021

Written document - Not longer than 6 A4 pages (11000 characters with spaces) or 10 pages if the document includes visual material (photographs, illustration, graph). Document template available on demand.

Digital Poster - One slide only .ppt format (size 594 x 841 mm, portrait) and .pdf file. The pdf format should be generated from .ppt file with the in-portrait format. Template available on demand.

Due Date: 9th March 2021 for full paper or poster submission


  • 3rd December 2020: Open call for Conference abstract submission 

  • 8th January 2021: Registration for participation opened

  • 16th February 2021: Abstract submission deadline

  • 18th February 2021: Abstract confirmation

  • 9th March 2021: Full paper or poster submission

  • 16th March 2021: Registration for participation closed 

  • 23-25th March 2021: Online Conference

  • June 2021: Publication of the e-publication


Participation fee is 20 EUR per participant. The fee must be pid to the organization's bank account before the 20.3.2020.  

All those participants who will present a relevant digital poster will have a 50% reduction to the participation fee.


*** Selection Committee decisions will be made by 18. February 2021.

*** All written documents (in .docx format) and digital posters (in .ppt and  .pdf format) should be sent to The deadline for submission is 9. March 2021.


*** Selected abstracts, written contributions, digital posters and possible other formats will be included in a bulk .pdf file that will be sent to all registered participants prior to the beginning of conference.

*** If the document includes links to external sources, these should be reachable free of charge.



  • Goro Osojnik (president, SLOVENIA): Goro Osojnik is an actor, street theatre author, cultural manager and educator with experience in working in West (UK, NL and France) and in East (Ukraine, Turkey). Artistic leader of Ana Monro Theatre (1994 →), creator and artistic director of international street theatre festival Ana Desetnica (1998→) and Ana Mraz (2000→), headmaster and mentor on urban school for contemporary performing street arts ŠUGLA (2007→), co-founder and member of Circostrada (2003→), EFETSA (2015→). Initiator of the URBANA LJUBLJANA international award of excellence for street theatre (2017 →)​

  • Ferran Orobitg (member, SPAIN): Ferran Orobitg is street theatre artist. In 2003 he co-founded with Ivan Alcoba the  Fadunito company and performed in more than 30 countries since. He took the 2nd   promotion of FAI  AR’, (Advance and itinerant street arts formation, 2007-2009), based in Marseille, France. Mentoring different street theatre programs for Young in Slovenia and Glasgow. Since 2018 street theatre mentor in Aula de teatre de Lleida, and part of the formation commission of PATEA (Spanish performing street arts professionals association).Together  with Kruma he co-founded  the school of theatre SPASA (Street performing Arts Summer Academy), 2 intensive weeks of professional formation on performing street arts in summertime  in Catalonia starting next year 2021.

  • John Lee (member, UNITED KINGDOM): John Lee is Visiting Fellow in Knowledge Exchange in the Department of Performing Arts (2019-21) at the University of Winchester following a career as a performer and director, making and performing work in countries throughout the world. He was Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Street Arts at the University of Winchester from 2008-17. As an academic and practitioner, his interests are in artistic practices in public spaces, comedy and popular performance, place making. He is co-director with Sally Mann of Fuse Outdoor Arts, an outdoor arts company that creates outdoor festivals, performances and events-Somerfest, Bridgwater Quayside Festival and Dunster-by-Candlelight. 

  • Bruno Costa (member, PORTUGAL): Bruno Costa is Co-director of Bússola, a Portuguese organization with a mission to support strategic development of artistic and cultural projects. He has a master’s degree in management for the Creative Industries with academic research based on the international mobility of artists, with a special focus on outdoor arts. Currently he is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies, with research on the European cultural identity. Over the last years he has collaborated in several projects as cultural development strategy and artistic programming consultant, in Portugal and abroad. As artistic director/consultant works with special focus on outdoor and unconventional places, highlighting the new dramaturgies for circus arts and cross-disciplinary creative projects.

  • Tea Vidmar (conference coordinator, SLOVENIA): Tea Vidmar is a university graduate in cultural studies, self-employed in culture as a pedagogue and performer. She creates various individual and group projects in the field of street theater, musical theater and musical improvisation. From 2011 she worked as Head of education of ŠUGLA (School of Contemporary Performing and Street Arts). Since 2013 she has been teaching street theater techniques within various programs for young people and for professional pedagogical workers. She specializes in teaching the use of voice in public space and developing the theatricality of voice. She is a member of European Association for Education and Training in Street Art (EFETSA). In 2015 she co-organized EFETSA Practicum I. Since 2018 she has been working within Ana Monro Theater as a project manager for international cooperation. In 2019, she founded the GPZ Theater Choir and created her own vocal street performance Oops! and won the international award of excellence URBana LJUBLJana 2020 with it.




  • All written contributions and posters will be published in an online publication with contributors’ permission as an electronic book with ISBN number. The video recording of the conference will be made public and free for use.



  • The language of the conference is English. Also all written and spoken contributions on the conference should be in English.


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