Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Centre

Tallinn, Estonia
Type of organisation
Umbrella organisation
Resource / Information provider
Main discipline
Circus and Street arts
Year established
Geographical scope of action
Contact Person
Anu Tähemaa (Leader of the Board)
Estonia puiestee

Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Centre (ECCDC) has been called to life by Estonian circus professionals in 2014. This is a voluntary work based umbrella and information providing organization with 9 members (2016):

AD Productions
Circus Studio Folie
​Piip and Tuut Theatre​
The Society of Estonian Magicians
The Society of Dance and Circus Therapy
​Vello Vaher Circus School
​Grete Gross
Kadri Hansen
Merit Ridaste

ECCDC's one of the major biggest event is Estonian Circus Festival in April, which presents and supports mainly Estonian artists.

Other activities during the year include round tables with the circus community in the country, lobbying with the Ministry of Culture and funds, collaboration projects within the Baltic Nordic Circus Network (administrated by CircusInfo Finland), educating journalists in circus field, promoting contemporary circus in the country, collecting and spreading information and organizing workshops for professionals.
ECCDC​ is also collaborating with other organizations which offer circus education for children and youth and promote circus as a hobby in order to wide the potential audience.