European Landart Network
The European Landart Network (ELAN) is an international project, started in summer 2013, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and the Lower Saxony region of Germany. The idea is born in October 2012, when the initiator of the network, the German Springhornhof Foundation, invited Land Art organisations to a Partnercolloquium at Springhornhof. The network is officially founded at August 2013 with four partner organisations from Germany, Italy, Poland and UK. To evolve this network there will be several inter-European meetings and symposia and art projects or programmes in different countries. Until now the focuses of activities were in August 2013 in Germany at Springhornhof in the Lüneburger Heide, which belongs to the rural region Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), and in Yorkshire Sculpture Park nearby Leeds in the United Kingdom, where the programme "Art, Landscape & Regional Identity" is started in November 2013, and in Poland at the Centre of Polish Sculpturej, which sets up the programme "Local Identity – Continuity and Change" in May 2014. Last activities were in Italy, where the organisation Arte Sella launched the Land Art programme "Creativity and Landscape" in September 2014 and the two further partners Musee Gassendi from France and Wanås Konst the network.
The purpose of the network is to connect and promote Land Art artists, academics, experts, students and organisations of several European countries and will endeavour to increase public visibility of Land Art in rural areas and cultural landscapes. For that we hope to win further Land Art organisations in future.