This Marie Sklodowska-Curie scheme aims at promoting international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges. It also encourages knowledge sharing and bringing ideas from research to market. RISE enables international and intersectoral collaboration, based on short-term staff exchanges between organisations worldwide. “Trans-making”, as a Horizon 2020 Marie Curie RISE research and innovation programme of international cross-sectoral secondments, is a 4-year project that brings together a global network of 30 partners from academia and civic institutions (from Europe, Africa and the Americas) to design initiatives that will democratize the society through culture. As a multilateral network of research and innovation staff active in the fields of placemaking/place-based art activities as a space to create alternative narratives for social, economic and democratic renewal, it will foster exchange knowledge and to design and experiment with novel initiatives that will contribute to greater societal well-being and democratisation of the society. The specific objectives are: to investigate into and enhance place-making and place-based arts initiatives as spaces hosting alternative narratives for social, economic and democratic renewal to foster connection between art and new technologies to strengthen entrepreneurial skills of artists and creatives, and enhance their risk-taking and innovation capabilities to contribute to education and empowerment of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds through place-basted arts initiatives. Utilising existing networks of the involved partners, the project will foster a better understanding and knowledge sharing between scientific community, stakeholders and policy-makers. ITU researchers will go on research visits in various countries throughout the 37-month duration of the project. Total fund is EUR 1 858 500, EUR 175.000 of which is allocated to ITU.