Circostrada Network publishes directories and guides to facilitate the circulation of artistic works, the mobility of artists and cultural professionals and the access to literature relating to our sectors.
Circostrada Network publishes a third directory of artistic residency centres that are specialized in the street and circus arts, or that host artists from these sectors. After the ones dedicated to Belgium and France, this publication gathers information sent by English centres. Available to download free of charge, it gives detailed information categorized by geographical area so as to assist in their search for existing opportunities, in the professionalization of their practices and in the development of their international mobility.
Circostrada Network has updated the guide "Circus and Street Arts: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects".
This new version presents the projects taking place in 2012 within the European Union. The goal is to help these sectors identify current networks and projects, to promote the opportunities available to (future) professional of the circus and street arts and to emphasize different community-related grants. The diversity of the projects supported proves the vitality of our sectors and its needs, while also accentuating their commitment in contributing to the objectives set by the European Union.
Download the publication in English.
Download the publication en in French.
Circostrada Network has updated the guide "Circus and Street Arts: Professional Organisations in Europe".
Since 2009, Circostrada Network strengthens its dialogue with the circus and street arts trade unions and federations that work within the European territory. In order to facilitate exchange and cooperation, Circostrada Network publishes every year a detailed directory of these organisations.
Circostrada Network publishes an English version of the guide Organising an artistic event in the public space (without certain regulations which specifically apply in France).
Following the Fresh Circus seminar which took place in Paris in Septembre 2008, and in particular after the recommendations of the workshop "Circulation of Circus Tents in Europe and Regulations" and a meeting with professional organisations held in Görlitz, Germany in August 2009, we would like to provide a document that resumes the general prinicples of artistic and cultural expressions in public space.
We hope that this electronic publication encourages good practice and a multiplication of projects in Europe.
This publication aims to promote circus arts in public spaces throughout Europe, by suggesting good practices to which signatories – circuses, local governments and other hosting entities – may willingly commit themselves.
Taking as a departure point previously developed projects, such as the French charter for hosting circuses in towns "Droit de cité pour le cirque" ("Establishment for the circus”), a European working group, coordinated by Circostrada Network, wrote in 2010 and 2011 a "European Circus Charter for Hosting Circuses in Towns". Finalised in May, this European Charter can from now on be adjusted and applied locally; national or regional working groups can be created with the objective to determinate the modalities of its application.
You can find the history of the project as well as methodological references on our dedicated section.
The Charter is available for download here.
Circostrada Network publishes a second directory of artistic residency centres that are specialised in the street and circus arts, or that host artists from these sectors. After the one dedicated to Belgium, this publication gathers information sent by French centres. Available to download free of charge, it gives detailed information categorised by geographical area so as to assist in their search for existing opportunities, in the professionalisation of their practices and in the development of their international mobility.
Download the directory (format .pdf)
Circostrada Network has posted a series of directories, available to download, of artistic residency centres that are specialised in the street and circus arts, or that host artists from these sectors. These practical tools are available to teams and offer detailed information categorised by geographical area so as to assist in their search for existing opportunities, in the professionalisation of their practices and in the development of their international mobility.
We have received many responses to our call published on the website www.circostrada.org. This call was widely publicised by our partner organisations and we would like to thank them for taking the time to circulate and share the information within the required timeframe.
We also wish to ensure those using the databases that these files are regularly updated by our team and will be filled out as residency locations from within Europe and beyond express their interest. These practical tools will develop and improve thanks to the feedback that we receive from you.
Phillipe Goudard, circus performer and lecturer in the performing arts at the University of Montpellier 3 and Magali Libong, archivist, are offering a selection of publications categorized by the overall information they provide on the circus arts, whether they address more specifically the classic or contemporary circus, or if they depict in images the processes and backgrounds of artists. They also focus on literary productions of novels and screenplays, scholarly theses, pedagogical publications, health-related works, as well as magazines and practical guides on the sector.
The researcher Anne Gonon and the archivist Sophie Perrin offer a selection of publications categorised according to whether they give general information on the street arts, present specific profiles of artists and their experiences, or recount the objectives of certain festivals and venues. They have also reviewed the magazines, academic research
and practical guides concerning this sector. Of course, this bibliography is not exhaustive. Its goal is to help students, scholars, journalists, and the general public to discover art in the public space through the high-quality publications that are available.