Breaking the Fourth Wall: Proactive Audiences in the Performing Arts


Cultural institutions and organisations across Europe have enacted many forms of engagement, from co-creation processes (such as community art, immersive theatre, site-specific approaches) to actual forms of co-programming. In this scenario, the notion of active spectatorship introduces a new perspective. Audiences, who are made of citizens, are not only involved in the artistic process, but act also as decision-makers who express their ideas and needs and can represent new social groups and values. Their decisions can influence and impact the general architecture of institutions and organisations

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