European Capitals of Culture and Circus Arts

Daphé Tepper
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  • Circus

The Dutch festival Circo Circolo and HorsLesMurs - Centre national de ressource des arts de la rue et des arts du cirque, both active members of Circostrada Network, started already in 2011 to analyse the relationship between cities involved in the European Capitals of Culture programme and the circus arts field.

In the framework of the successful cultural event “Cirque en Capitales“ proposed during Marseille-Provence 2013, a third seminar was organised in Aix-en-Provence (France) to gather circus stakeholders, European Capitals of Culture teams and policymakers.

Circostrada Network proposes in this publication, thanks to the work of Daphné Tepper, a synthesis of the discussions, as well as recommendations to fully recognise circus specificities, strengths and potential to contribute to the success of this European programme.