In Germany, theatre in public spaces reaches an audience of millions every year. Countless successful festivals and events are proof of our artistic use of public space. Over the years, we have created a unique artform, however – as opposed to our European neighbours – in Germany there is little recognition of the genre in the culture-political landscape. With this in mind, artists, producers, organisers and managers of the genre came together to create the National Association of Theatre in Public Spaces. We see ourselves as lobby and network on a national and international level.