Being a member

Circostrada has grown gradually over the past 15 years to become a strong and open community with stakeholders from various regions facing diverse local situations with regard to circus and street arts.

In 2018, the network consists of more than 100 members, coming from 30 countries in Europe and beyond.

All member organisations present are recognised within their own country for their general contribution to the development of the fields of circus and/or street arts, and demonstrate a long-term commitment to their strategic development.

The diversity of their expertise allows to shape the most relevant programs and actions of the network, and to bring to the front and share key reflections and resources for the sustainable development of circus and street arts. 

The project of Circostrada enables members to get involved on various levels and take advantage of a wide range of actions.

Participate in Work Groups

  • Key aspect of the new Circostrada project, the network’s 6 Work Groups focus on its strategic projects: the 3 pilot programmes, Fresh seminars, and advocacy
  • As of August 2015, 41 organisations (and a total of 61 participants) were members of one or more Work Groups
  • These groups meet for dedicated sessions at the General Meetings and communicate throughout the year to develop projects

Attend the network’s General Meetings

  • Join 50 to 60 international colleagues in different European cities for 3 days
  • Become more knowledgeable of the artistic and cultural context in the host country, attend local and international productions, meet key stakeholders in the region: artists, professionals, policy-makers
  • Discuss the network’s strategies
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration and promote the latest news from your organisation and region
  • Participate in Work Group sessions
  • Take part in expert-led workshops on key topics related to the development of our sectors


Willi Dorner, Bodies in Urban Spaces, Valladolid (ES), 2010 © Luis Antonio Barajas

Attend the network’s open meetings

  • Explore themes related to circus and street arts development with experts from various sectors, countries, and disciplines.
  • Meet international players
  • Create opportunities for discussion and collaboration

Resources and communication

  • Share news and key resources across Europe via the network’s communication tools, notably its collaborative website and newsletters
  • Gain access to the network's internal resources: internal reports, workshops, strategic documents
  • Gain privileged access to resources produced by the network

International cooperation

  • Participate in study programmes abroad created specifically for members
  • Gain new contacts
  • Discover new artistic projects
  • Participate in discussions on local challenges and opportunities for cooperation

Host the network’s actions

  • Host a General Meeting, seminar, Focus Meeting, etc. Each of the network's events are hosted and organised in partnership with a member