Circostrada is a European network for street arts and contemporary circus, dedicated to information, observation and professional exchanges. Representing today 65 members from 22 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.
News of the network: 2014-2017 project
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.
March 20 2015, 10 am to 1pm - Le Trident, scène nationale de Cherbourg (France)
In the framework of Spring Festival and in relation with the Rencontre cirque proposed by Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique, Circostrada Network, HorsLesMurs and La Brèche - Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville invite you next March 20th to join the first Focus Meeting of the network.
Looking at the new relationships between circus and music, this meeting will be the opportunity to analyse how these disciplines interact and influence each other inside circus creations, through circus artists and musicians’s eyes. New format imagined by Circostrada Network, the Focus Meetings aim to develop in partnership with members of the network cross-sectorial topics.
With the participation of:
Alexander Vantournhout, Nicolas Mathis - Collectif Petit Travers, Marine Mane et Christophe Ruetsch - Cie In Vitro, Roland Auzet - Cie Act Opus, Philippe Goudard - circus author, administrator of SACD, teacher of Montpellier University.
Roundtable moderated by Charlotte Lipinska, journalist.
Meeting open upon registration through the online registration form before March 12th 2015.
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After “Tomorrow” in Athens and “Space for Change “ in Sofia, IETM invites you in April in Bergamo to discover the next step titled “Regeneration”.
If you are looking for some inspiration and new partnerships and want to be informed of the latest trends in the performing arts sector, don’t hesitate to reserve your place at the IETM Meeting in Bergamo, Italy - 23-26 April 2015!
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.
Kejos - centre of support of artistic and research initiatives (Wroclaw, Poland) - publishes in partnership with Circostrada Network the 2015 guide about New Circus and Art in Public Space in Poland. The Guide is an attempt to summarize the last decade of the modern Polish circus and gather information about the current landscape of circus and street art.
Coordinated by Marta Kuczyńska, initiator of Kejos, this guide aims to contribute to the popularization of national artists, producers, educators and their projects as well as help in the development and recognition of outdoor theatre and circus as an art form in Poland.
As coordinator of Circus Next program, Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe is launching the call for projects for 2015. Circus Next is an annual programme that aims to discover, accompany and support the new generation of circus authors.
Learn more about this support scheme for young authors and about the eligibility criteria on Circus Next website.
Deadline to apply: 27 February 2015.
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.
Circostrada Network organized four European seminars for Policy Makers working in Arts Councils, Ministries in charge of Cultural Affairs or institutions promoting Arts & Culture abroad. The objectives were to give these officers and decision makers the opportunity to know more about political traditions and contexts in Europe and expose them to a series of policies and schemes made available to support the outdoor creation and contemporary circus.
These successful gatherings, organized each time in close partnership with a Member State, allowed experts to explore new connections, compare work methods and exchange good practices to provide the necessary conditions for a sustainable development of our emerging sectors.
This publication, commissioned to the researcher Cristina Farinha, is a first step in collecting information regarding existing support mechanisms, as interesting examples to inspire other European regions or countries.
You can 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.
EVENTS OF THE NETWORK SEPTEMBER 2014 - MAY 2015
14-16 May 2015 - General Meeting of Circostrada Network in the framework of the festival of Cirko, Center for New Circus (Helsinki, Finland)
Meeting open to the members of Circostrada. 3 days of meetings, workshops and artistic program!
20 March 2015 - Focus Meeting "Circus and music: from sound illustration to musical creation", Festival Spring (Cherbourg, France)
In the framework of Spring Festival and in relation with the Rencontre cirque proposed by Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique, Circostrada Network and La Brèche - Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville invite you next March 20th to join the first Focus Meeting of the network.
Looking at the relationship between circus and music, this meeting will be the opportunity to analyse how these disciplines interact and influence each other inside circus creations. New format imagined by Circostrada Network, the Focus Meetings aim to develop in partnership with members of the network cross-sectorial topics. Free entrance on registration.
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6-8 March 2015 - SAWA #4 (Maribor, Slovenia).
Ana Monro Theater, and its partners Circostrada Network, HorsLesMurs, the University of Winchester and Narodni Dom, are waiting for you in Maribor, from March 6 to 8 for the 4th edition of the Street Arts Winter Academy.
This seminar, designed for European actors from ETSA - Education and Training in Street Arts - is the opportunity for professionals to meet, exchange and reflect on relevant practices of training and cooperation on a European scale.
Registrations will be open until February 20th 2015. More information: Spela Koren (Ana Monro Theater) email@example.com
8-9 February 2014 - 4th Seminar "European Capitals of Culture and Circus Arts" (Marseille, France)
Taking place right after the professional meetings organized by La Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque, Circostrada Network, HorsLesMurs and CircoCircolo in partnership with Pôle Cirque Méditerrannée and the MuCEM propose their 4th seminar focusing on « European capitals of Culture and circus arts ».
Gathering together several past and future European capitals, this seminar will notably be the opportunity to have a feedback on the integration of circus arts into the programme of Marseille Provence 2013.
Seminar on invitation.
21 October 2014 - Off the Record Session - Festival Circa (Auch, France)
Off the record session with the FEDEC, in the framework of the CIRCA Festival in Auch, France: a meeting between circus schools and professionals on the issues of professionnal integration.
14-16 October 2014 - General Meeting - Village de cirque (Paris, France)
This General Meeting hosted by 2r2c in the framework of their annual festival “Village de cirque” kicked off the 2014-2017 program of activities of the network with creative workshops on key topics, a rich and diverse artistic program, and an conference entitled “Cooperation and Social and Solidarity Economy in the performing arts, a concrete process”, in partnership with UFISC and the Ville de Paris.
12 September 2014 - Off the Record Session - FiraTàrrega (Tàrrega, Spain)
Circostrada Network, in partnership with FiraTàrrega, proposes international presenters from and outside the network to meet and exchange information on on-going artistic works and future productions. This year, the session focused specifically on works developed by emerging artists.
In this section you can find a list of links to useful online ressources providing contacts and documents.
Circostrada Network receives the support for European networks in the framework of the Creative Europe Programme (sub-program Culture) 2014-20120.
Circostrada Network is 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.