Circostrada Network is a European platform for the street arts and circus, dedicated to information, observation and professional exchanges. Representing more than 50 members from 17 countries, the network is working to develop the structuring and recognition of these sectors in Europe. HorsLesMurs, French national information centre for street arts and circus arts, is the general secretariat of the network. Created in 1993 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, it supports artistic activities through observation, documentation, training, expertise, research and publishing.
New publication online! "European Capitals of Culture and Circus Arts" can be downloaded for free in the "Publications" section.
In this section, you will find a selection of updates on the circus and street arts, including upcoming festivals, recent publications, institutional news, calls for projects, as well as a great deal of other information.
Glastonbury Theatre and Circus Fields are commissioning 3 new shows for Glastonbury Festival 2014. The shows should bring new experiences for the audiences and work well with the creative atmosphere and scale of the festival.
Three different types of projects will be commissioned: an outdoor installation, a large scale circus show and a ground-based circus show. Alongside the commission fee, successful applicants will be mentored during planning and creation and supported to bring their show to other audiences after the festival. You can apply until 6 January 2014. Download the details here.
For more information : www.artsjobs.org.uk
‘Sustaining Creativity’ is a series of conversations and events exploring environmental challenges, drivers of change, and the opportunities that transformative solutions offer to the creative community.
‘Sustainability’ generally refers to an approach that balances social, financial and environmental considerations. Julie’s Bicycle’s focus is environmental sustainability. Julies’ Bicycle want to understand how the creative community is thinking about the coming decade and what it perceives as the critical drivers for change. Therefore, they have launched an online survey that you can take here. The results will be presented at a national event in Spring 2014.
For more information: www.juliesbicycle.com
Find here the current news of our members: workshops, festivals, seminars, publications or professional meetings. The members of Circostrada Network participate in the vitality of street arts and circus arts in Europe.
The 2nd European Meeting of Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre of Santander is going to take place from 7-30 November 2013. En la cuerda floja, organised by Café de las artes, is a cycle of contemporary circus and physical theatre, consisting of performances and workshops.
There are several international workshops that give participants the opportunity to deepen their skills of various disciplines across intense courses by professionals from famous European schools.
For more information: www.cafedelasartesteatro.com
Subcase, taking place on 12-14 February 2014, is going to present the latest in Nordic contemporary circus. The program and selection of artistic companies to be presented at Subcase 2014 will be released in mid December 2013. You can now register online.
The first day of Subcase (12 February) there will be a half day seminar on international collaboration projects. Four projects that have been granted from EU or Nordic Council will shortly present their work, the effects they can see and how they meet the difficulties they face. The seminar is without extra charge. More specific info on this seminar will appear soon.
For more information: www.subcase.se
You will find in this section our latest publications. You can download them free of charge in different langages (.pfd version). Previous publications may be downloaded from the section Presentation > Background.
The third edition of the Street Arts Winter Academy was organised by FAI AR (the Formation Avancée et Itinérante des Arts de la Rue) in partnership with the University of Winchester, Circostrada Network, and Gledališče Ane Monro. This closed seminar, held on 10-12 March 2013 at La Cité des Arts de la Rue in Marseille (France), gathered European professionals and academics to work on designing a European frame of reference for the training of street artists.
In this publication Circostrada Network offers a summary of the discussions that were held on ways to structure the transmission of skills within this artistic sector, as well as two texts highlighting experiences of frames of reference in other artistic sectors.
Download the publication here.
Under this heading, you will find the programme for upcoming activities organised by the network as well as events in which the network has officially taken part.
In this section you can find a list of links to useful online ressources providing contacts and documents.
Circostrada Network receives the support for bodies active at the European level in the field of culture (category networks) in the framework of European programme Culture 2007-2013.
Coordinated by the centre of resources HorsLesMurs
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.