On top of offering general European and national updates when progress is made in the structuring of the circus and street arts, this information bulletin increases the level of communitarian communication, passing on information about calls for proposals, political decisions, etc.
The goal of The Effective Circus Project (Finland) is to increase the employment in the circus field by improving the circus organizations’ prerequisites for acting as the employers of the professionals of social and applied circus. The project started on November 11th 2011 and will close on February 28th 2014. A final seminar will be held on 12 and 13 December 2013.
The team is planning to organise an international seminar on 14 December in order to share their results internationally and for circuses and researchers to present their studies on the effects of circus and to share their methods and good practises of evaluation. However they need to know if there is enough interest from the social circus field to make the seminar happen, so if you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more information: www.vaikuttavasirkus.fi
In collaboration with other international organisations such as Roberto Cimetta Fund, Delfina Foundation, On the Move, University of Deusto and ENCATC, the digital platform and journal InterArtive is preparing a special issue dedicated to the relationship between Art and Mobility.
In this context, InterArtive invites academics, critics, curators and artists who work on the subject art and mobility’ to participate. Proposals should consider topics such as mobility, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue; migration, exile and diaspora; obstacles to mobility and visa issues; human interaction, responsibilities, eco-mobility; nomadic art practices; translation and language; and virtual mobility, among others. Proposals should be submitted by 15 July 2013.
For more information: interartive.org
PACT Zollverein has been supporting residencies for the development of artistic projects and productions since 2002. The Residency Programme is open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or sound art. The recipients are offered a work space and local accommodation, and according to individual need, they can take advantage of various kinds of production support, such as dramaturgy, technical assistance, project management as well as press and publicity.
The application deadline for residencies from January to June 2014 is Monday the 17 June. You can find the new online application form here.
For more information : www.pact-zollverein.de
The Circus Space (London) are looking for experienced acrobatics and flying trapeze tutors to work on their participation and outreach projects, which together encompass classes for everyone from young people aged 3 and up through to adults and older people, as well as outreach, recreational activity and progressive training for 11 – 21 year olds.
Candidates should have at least a year of teaching experience (including experience of working with different age groups), plus a proven track record of delivering educational workshops. Preferably candidates will have experience also of devising work and of negotiating the strictures of health and safety in that context. Deadline for applications is 17 May 2013.
For more information: circusspace.co.uk
The 2013 edition of the Forum - taking place in Brussels, Belgium, 4-6 November - will bring together cultural policy makers, stakeholders, artists and cultural professionals, and address some of the hottest topics for the sector at the moment.
The Forum’s programme will include a variety of formats: plenary panels for in-depth discussions, short flash sessions to inform on other hot topics, and much more...
The European Commission - DG Education and Culture launched a Call for ideas, check the page for more info and send your idea by 20th June!
For more information and the programme: ec.europa.eu
Bright Night International is looking for two highly skilled dancers / acrobats / parkour performer – one male, one female – to join a four-person company for a 2013 tour (September - October).
The tour will primarily take place in Scotland, with some dates in England and potentially wider UK and international touring. The work itself will be an ’extremely dynamic and physically demanding hip-hop theatre piece where daily routines are disrupted by music slipping through the cracks in reality. To apply send video links, photos and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 3 June 2013.
For more information: www.brightnightinternational.com
Wild Rumpus, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is looking to commission three companies to create new work to be previewed at Cheshire’s Just So Festival in 2014 and potentially to tour it in 2014/2015.
Successful companies will receive a commission of £3000, plus production support from Wild Rumpus including mentoring, residential opportunities in an outdoor environment, and the chance to show work-in-progress to audiences for feedback. In addition to the commissioning fee the chosen projects will then be programmed over 3 days, 15-17 August at the 2014 Just So Festival, for a fee of £1,000 exclusive of VAT. The deadline is 30 June 2013.
For more information click here or email Rowan Hoban and Sarah Bird.
This project was initiated by the German International Theatre Institute and the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK).
The portal provides information about legal regulations and administrative procedures in Germany, for foreign artists who work temporarily in Germany and for German artists who live in Germany but work abroad for a limited time.
The following topics are examined: taxes, social insurance, visas, transport, copyright, support for international exchange projects.
For more information: www.touring-artists.info
The European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) has published a new study of strategies and bodies in EU Member States that support the export and internationalisation of goods and services in the cultural and creative industries.
This document lists approximately 100 publications, policy documents and evaluation reports from the past five years, as well as around 230 bodies involved in the export and internationalisation strategies of CCIs, covering all EU Member States. The report was carried out by EENC members Judith Staines and Colin Mercer. You can download it here.
For more information: www.eenc.info
Berlin-based association Interkunst e.V. is looking for performers to participate in creating and touring INSTANT ACTS against violence and racism, a music and theatre piece that aims to fight against prejudices, violence and racism.
15 performers with diverse skills are wanted: theatre, dance, music, circus, extreme sports, etc. — to form an interdiciplinary ensemble that will create and tour the INSTANT ACTS show. Applications can come from individuals or from groups of two or three people, and from anyone in the 17-30 age range.
On tour, artists will lead youth workshops (in theatre, dance, music, etcetera) in the morning, and perform in the afternoon. The project will visit schools, theatres, churches, youth and cultural centres, and prisons. Deadline is 31 May 2013.
For more information: www.interkunst.de
The residency programme at the “Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Récollets” is intended for established foreign artists and writers. The concerned disciplines are performing arts, visual arts and literature. Each project should be carried out in partnership with a local institution or other structure, company, artist, or a well-known personality from the arts and culture in Paris or surrounding area. The project should be developed in Paris, in harmony with the host town and its cultural environment. The deadline is the 17 June.
For more information: www.international-recollets-paris.org
Since its creation in 2009, La Maison du Cirque has experienced a structural crisis. In autumn 2012, the board found itself confronted to the sudden departure of the director, a major financial deficit and no perspective of new revenues.
On 23rd April 2012, the general assembly voted for the judicial liquidation in order to give its full support to a new project called Circulez!, which was presented by the board.
Circulez! is a Brussels-based platform for exchange and development at the service of Circus and Street Arts, open to the entire region of Wallonia-Brussels as well as internationally. Its aim is the recognition and professionalisation of Street Arts and Circus.
For more information: www.lamaisonducirque.be
In the frame of ASEF’s programme Creative Encounters, supported by Trans Europe Halles, Manifatture Knos (Lecce, Italy) organises a Masterclass residency in September on the role and perspective of public art as a tool for socio-cultural transformation. 9 artists from Asia and 9 artists from Europe will be selected to discuss and try to answer the question: “What is next in art, cities and regeneration?”
Applying artists are asked to submit a short project proposal that addresses the question "What’s next in art, cities and regeneration?”. Deadline: 26 May 2013.
For more information: ramdom.net
UCL’s Faculty of Sport Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, the Parnasse ISEI and the Ecole De Cirque de Bruxelles are joining forces to offer you the brand-new “Circus Arts Management” certificate. This lifelong learning programme has the following objectives : to professionalize the amateur circus arts in Belgium and across Europe, to encourage the development of the circus arts in Belgium and Europe-wide, to help managers to initiate, coordinate, develop and run “circus organizations”.
The programme will run from May to October 2013 and will focus on specific topics, taught by professors and experts, all renowned professionals in the field.
For more information: www.uclouvain.be
Meridians - European network for the performing arts in non-conventional venues - publishes a survey online to determine how programmers have access to information concerning artists active in Eastern and Western Europe.
Survey online on: www.surveymonkey.com
The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the leading European Network on Cultural management and cultural policy education (ENCATC) launched a call for applications for the 2013 Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA).
The Award is devoted to innovative research projects which contribute to new knowledge in the field.
Candidates must submit their applications by 31 May 2013.
For more information: www.encatc.org
A report recently published and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council examines existing connections between Canadians’ cultural activities and their personal well-being. The report, presented in the 39th issue of the "Statistical Insights on the Arts" series, crosses data on 18 cultural activities and eight indicators of health and well-being. The results, although they do not provide evidence of a cause-effect relationship, underline the connection between culture and well-being with data showing, for instance, that theatre attendance is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
For more information: www.hillstrategies.com
Circus Now is a month-long series of advocacy events celebrating the American contemporary circus in seven US cities. A petition was launched for this occasion, calling for American funding bodies and venues to recognise the legitimacy of circus as an art form and social force.
Organised with the support of sixty US circus organisations, the events also coincide with the launch of Duncan Wall’s book "The Ordinary Acrobat", a history of the circus and a memoir of his time at the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque in Rosny-sous-Bois (France).
For more information: sideshow-circusmagazine.com
The European Commission - DG Home Affairs is revising the EU visa code and has opened a public online consultation to improve the procedures for obtaining short-stay "Schengen" visas. Therefore this is a unique strategic moment for the cultural sector in Europe and beyond to make its voice heard and let the EU policy-makers know about the specific needs of mobile artists as regards Schengen visas (procedures, duration, information etc.).
On the Move, together with 20 of its members and 10+ organisations, networks and platforms from the cultural sector in Europe and internationally - including Circostrada Network - has defined a set of recommendations to the European Union, EU Member States and cultural organisations in order to improve the situation for artists and cultural professionals travelling across the Schengen borders.
Download the recommendations here: on-the-move.org
For more information: on-the-move.org
Latitude 50, street arts and circus arts centre in Marchin (Belgium), launches a call for residencies for its 9th season. Four types of support are proposed to projects related to circus and street arts: writing residency, indoor residencies, support for the fulfillment of scenery, support for the production of your creation.
Application must be sent by May 31, 2013.
For more information: www.latitude50.be
This guide is designed for city leaders and practitioners wishing to learn from the Intercultural Cities pilot project run by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in developing an intercultural approach to diversity management and integration. This approach has been built on the basis of experience in dozens of real-life cities in redesigning their policies and reshaping their governance to ensure equal opportunities and realise a diversity advantage. The guide recommends steps and measures to help develop an intercultural strategy and monitor its implementation.
For more information: book.coe.int
The Cologne based Circus Center “ZAK Zirkus- und Artistikzentrum Köln” arranges in collaboration with “Initiative Neuer Zirkus e.V.” an artistic research project called “Labor Cirque”. The final symposium of this project will take place in Cologne (Germany) on June 22, 2013 and will discuss the results of a three weeks laboratory on the genre-transcending aspect of contemporary circus. According to the examination of the different approaches in circus arts, dance, theater and music a panel discussion about the question how to create and to stage contemporary circus productions is planned.
For more information and registration: Laborcirque@zak-koeln.com
In 2013, Cratère Surfaces - International outdoor festival in Alès (France) - sets up for the first time a professional programme for emerging artists, the Outdoor Lab Experience, that will take place on 4-8 July 2013. Emergent international artists will be able to study different shows in the configuration of a festival, from the perspective of the spectator but with the critical sense of a professional.
Delegations of 2 to 3 artists coming from different countries will be invited to go along with programmers or festival partners of Cratère Surfaces in Alès (France).
For more information: www.lecratere.fr
The World Creators Summit, formerly known as World Copyright Summit, will take place in Washington DC at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center on June 4 and 5, 2013.
Organized by CISAC - the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers - the 4th edition of the summit will once more be a major meeting place for the biggest influencers and industry luminaries in the creator-rights space.
More information and complete program on: www.creatorssummit.com
The European’s Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.
The priorities and novelties of the program 2013 are now available online, as well as advice and tips on preparing and submitting a strong proposal, and on managing grants.
For more information: eacea.ec.europa.eu
The ACAPTA - Autralian Circus Physical Theatre Association - organizes a national youth circus symposium on 24-26 May 2013 in Canberra (Australia), open to youth circus companies and independent youth circus practitioners. Participants will be writing the national youth circus strategy.
Registration and information on acapta.org.au
The Circostrada Network organizes its first 2013 professional encounter in Bratislava (Slovakia) on May 23-26 in the framework of the Cirkul’Art festival. This encounter will be the occasion to better understand the questions and stakes of the sector in Slovakia. A public discussion on synergies between Education and Culture will also be organized.
For more information: www.circostrada.org