Arts Advocacy

As project designer & co-ordinator, consultant, mentor and committee member in numerous cultural groups and advisory bodies, Tom Greder promotes the artistic development of urban environments and the creation of a vibrant cultural life for all.


Commitees & groups:

  • FARS (Swiss Federation of Arts in Public Spaces). Co-founder and committee member
  • Working Group for Culture in Schools. City of Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
  • SSA-FARS. Scholarship for original street theatre script selection jury, Switzerland
  • Freiburg International Culture Market. Street theatre selection jury, Germany

Cultural events & projects:

  • Rue Libre: Committee member, co-ordinator & organiser of the FARS Swiss day of Art in Public Spaces.
  • Rue de L’Artvenir – Zukunststrasse: Biel-Bienne, Switzerland.  School art in public spaces project.
  • Panorama Kino Theatre: Engagement of local artists in the creation and delivery of interactive theatre in public spaces.
  • Sir Leslie Wilson Youth Detention Centre, Brisbane, Australia: Coordinator facilitator of youth circus & theatre workshop program.
  • Play Right, Hong Kong: Teacher theatre in-servicing program
  • Hands On Art, Brisbane, Australia. Regional outreach theatre, circus and art project facilitator.
  • Queensland Performing Arts Trust, Brisbane, Australia. Interactive performance for children with disabilities.

Panorama kino theatre

In addition to performing internationally as a group since 2015, Panorama Kino Theatre also works together with local artists & community groups, offers workshops and integrates local audiences into the creation of interactive, site-specific performances.

“You dive into another world”

Panorama mentors, creates projects and conducts workshops aimed at giving developing artists real-life experiences devising, creating and deliverring theatrical performances. 



Rue libre

Rue Libre celebrates the International Day of Street Arts and Free Expression in Public Space. Initiated in France in 2007, it currently takes place in several countries in Europe and around the world.

In Switzerland, Rue Libre is organised by FARS (The Swiss Federation of Arts in Public Spaces). It aims to forge links between artists, exchange, debate, inform, challenge, develop local and federal cultural policy and promote art in public spaces. It takes place in a different city every year and is open to everyone’s participation.


rue de l’artvenir – zukunststrasse

Initiated by Tom Greder in collaboration with the Biel department of culture & sport, and First Friday, Rue de L’Artvenir – Zukunststrasse brought 150 school children together to take over the old town of Biel and turn it into a place of public art and culture.

Together with professional mentors and their teachers, they explored and created a range of interventions to share with the public of Biel-Bienne.

Rue de L’Artvenir – Zukunststrasse encouraged children to collaborate, focus their creativity and share their talents, dreams and visions. To inspire us, remind us of the power of creative collaboration and to celebrate art in public spaces.

Video: Rue de L’Art Venir – Zukunststrasse