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Circostrada Network

Circostrada is a European network for street arts and contemporary circus, dedicated to information, observation and professional exchanges. Representing today 59 members from 21 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

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.

NEWS OF THE NETWORK

Circostrada: 59 members from 21 countries

With new members joining the network in 2014 (La Grainerie - FR, Spoffin Festival - NL, ProCirque - SW), Circostrada now gathers 59 organisations in 21 countries, from Europe and abroad!

2014-2017 project:

After having been supported by the Culture Programme, Circostrada Network has submitted a new application in the framework of the Creative Europe programme in March 2014, for a 3-year project.
 The network will develop a broad spectrum of activities such as European seminars, international cooperation, meetings, creative workshops and studies. Audience development, innovation, advocacy and observation will be amongst the key topics developed by the network.

A new coordinator:

Anne-Louise Cottet has been appointed coordinator of the Circostrada network since April 1st 2014. You can contact her at: anne-louise.cottet@horslesmurs.fr

A new Facebook page!

With the launch of this new project, Circostrada Network renews its presence on the social network with a new page where you will find the latest info of the network, information on festivals, calls for applications, publications, activities of the members, and much more!
Check it out here and we hope that you "like" it !!

Members’ News

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.

Conference - New Circus and Art in Public Space - Interdisciplinary and scientific conference 23-25 July 2014 Lublin

Artistic and research initiative Kejos (Wroclaw) in cooperation with Carnaval Sztuk-Mistrzów and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University - UMCS (Lublin) invite you to the conference "New Circus and Art in Public Space." It will be dedicated not only to the scientific aspects of research on the circus, but it will also attempt to integrate the performing arts communities, researchers and artists associated with the current New Circus, popularizing circus as the art form and an object of study.
The conference will be hosted and produced by the Carnaval Sztuk-Mistrzów - Poland’s largest festival presenting contemporary circus arts. The conference program will include lectures of recognized researchers of performing arts selected from the submitted proposals, and presentations of artistic projects from Poland and abroad.

Download the program here and visit the website.

Circostrada Network is a partner of this event.

Sideshow - Deconstructing Circus

Produced by Sideshow, Deconstructing Circus is a series of interviews with circus artists and directors built around key scenes from contemporary productions. Interviewees include Aurélien Bory, Jeanne Mordoj, Olle Strandberg, Alexandre Fray (Un loup pour l’homme), Ockham’s Razor, Antoine Rigot (Les Colporteurs), and Baro d’Evel Cirk. Collected together, the articles are a resource for teaching and professional development.

Take a look here:

http://sideshow-circusmagazine.com/magazine/deconstructions

Our Publications

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.

Publication : Public Policies supporting Circus and Outdoor Arts in Europe. 8 European Profiles

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.

Agenda

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

UPCOMING EVENTS OF THE NETWORK 2014

27-29 June 2014 - General Meeting - Belgium
General meeting of the Circostrada Network in the framework of the Humorologie festival in Kortrijk, Belgium.

4-5 September 2014 - European Advocacy Seminar - Sweden
European advocacy seminar on the integration of circus and arts in public space in the programs of the European Capitals of Culture (ECoCs) in Umea, Sweden. In collaboration with Circo Circolo, HorsLesMurs, the ECOC-organisation of Umea and several swedish partners.

12 September 2014 - Off the Record - Spain
Off the record session in the framework of FiraTàrrega, Spain: an informal meeting between professionals to exchange on projects and works developed by emerging artists.

14-17 October 2014 - General Meeting - France
General meeting of the Circostrada Network, in the framework of the 10th edition of Village de Cirque (coopérative De Rue et De Cirque), Paris.

October 2014 - Off the Record - 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.

December 2014 - Focus Meeting - Germany
Focus meeting on green international mobility with On the Move, in the framework of the Winterfestival of Tollwood, Germany : meeting with a partner network to reflect on cross-sectorial issues.

Online Information

In this section you can find a list of links to useful online ressources providing contacts and documents.

Body active at European level in the field of culture

Circostrada Network has received 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.

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