Circostrada selected for funding from Creative Europe!

We are thrilled to announce that our application has been selected for co-financing by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission under the Cultural Networks strand! This grant will allow us to expand our long-term strategy in building a sustainable future for the fields of circus arts and street arts.

With more than 90 members from over 30 countries, Circostrada has been working since its creation in 2003 to develop and structure both fields in Europe and beyond ever. Coordinated by ARTCENA, the French National Centre for Circus Arts, Street Arts and Theatre, it is also co-financed by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The new project will run from September 2017 till August 2021 and it will keep empowering cultural players from both sectors through activities in observation and research, professional exchanges, advocacy, capacity building and information.

Over the next four years and thanks to the commitment and involvement of the network members, we will continue undertaking biannual general meetings, FRESH international seminars every year, and Research Trips outside Europe. We will focus our endeavour on creating new links and strengthening existing ones in the Mediterranean region and on exploring, experiencing and experimenting innovative practices to tackle future challenges at work in an ever rapidly mutating world. We will enrich and improve our resource portal with multiple DATA tools, practical guides, toolkits, and much more. We will advocate for a better recognition of circus arts and street arts in Europe and beyond - by engaging in a continuous dialogue with public policy makers, by deepening the connections with academic and training organisations, and by encouraging a fertile ground for synergies with other disciplines and sectors.

We are looking forward to starting this adventure together with you, full of new collaborations and discoveries!

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ARTCENA is the French National Centre for Circus Arts, Street Arts and Theatre. It works towards its missions in three main areas: the sharing of knowledge through a digital platform and activities of documentation, the support to professionals via mentoring and training, the development of these three artistic fields by providing funding to authors and carrying out international development. It coordinates the Circostrada network and has a permanent seat on its steering committee.

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