The European Polycentre for Artistic Creation provided a platform for resource and development for street theatre and circus, through a network of creation centres and festivals in France and England.  It was part funded by the European Union within the program of Interreg IIIA. Zap's key involvement as the only UK partner with PECA, ensured a strong British link to a number of important Festivals and Creation Centres in France, incorporating the notion of a ‘Virtual Creation Centre' in the South East.

PECA (www.peca-network.com)
PECA was an international partnership of three French Creation Centres and three UK partners under the banner of The Virtual Creation Centre

The partners included:
  • Le Hangar, Amiens Metropole  
  • L'Atelier 231, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
  • La Fabrique Thé âtrale, Culture commune
  • Virtual Creation Centre, Zap Art
  • Virtual Creation Centre, Hastings Borough Council
  • Virtual Creation Centre, Rother District Council


ZAP was the only English partner in INSITU, a Culture 2000 project with partners across the whole of Europe.
The partners included:

  • Lieux Publics, National Centre for Street Arts Creation, Marseilles, France
  • La Strada Festival, Graz, Austria
  • UZ Events, Scotland
  • Fundación Municipal de Cultura de Valladolid, Spain
  • L'Atelier 231, National Centre for Street Arts, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France
  • Oerol Festival, Terschelling, Netherlands

Co-Financing Partners:
  • CulturesFrance (ex AFAA, Association Francaise d'Action Artistique)
  • La Paperie, home of Cie Jo Bitume, National Centre for Street Arts
  • Establissement public de Parc et de la Grande Halle de la Villette, France
  • Festival Chalon dans la Rue/L'Abattoir, National Centre for Street Arts
  • Pronomade(s), National Centre for Street Arts, Encausse-les-Termes, France
  • Associazione culturale teatrale C'ERA L'ACCA, Turin, Italy
  • Fetsival internacional de arts de rua, Palmela, Portugal
  • Huis en Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Kulturburo, Bonn, Germany
  • Taxidia Sto Fantasia, Neapoli, Greece
  • Theater Op de Markt, Neepelt, Belgium
  • Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertegenbosch, Netherlands
  • Zap Art, Brighton, UK
INSITU was supported by the European Commission Culture 2000 programme, to facilitate the creation, production and distribution of outdoor performance work in Europe through a range of tools:
Hot Houses:   residential meetings for artists and co-producers to share ideas, combined with compositional aid
Production Aid:   for 6-12 quality shows (this is the core work of IN SITU)
Residence and Adaptation Aid:   residences for European companies to adapt their show to the language and context of the host country
Mobility Aid:   a fund to facilitate European touring of IN SITU productions
Rendez-vous:   Professional meetings of professionals, political and cultural decision makers etc to establish guildelines for political cooperation, increasing recognition of European street arts and initiating Europe-wide tours

WOW - Without Walls

A consortium of the UK's most strategically significant street arts festivals – Greenwich Docklands International Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Winchester Hat Fair, Xtrax Manchester and Streets of Brighton.  

WoW receives ACE funding to present and develop work from a new and emerging generation of street artists.  WoW aims to create a more secure environment within which exciting new work can flourish and new audiences can be developed.  At the same time, WoW seeks to raise the profile of the wider street arts sector in the UK, by curating a platform of exceptional new work which will be presented at each of the festivals.