A worldwide platform for circus arts research is now online

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Circus Arts Research Platform (CARP) is a free resource platform for academic research and studies related to the circus arts.

Published online at CircusArtsResearchPlatform.com, the platform stimulates and strengthens collaboration between scholars and professionals interested in circus arts studies across all academic disciplines. It also gives information on current academic research in circus arts to a wider public.

At the time of the launch, the platform contains more than 120 profiles of researchers, references to 2000 academic publications in all languages and a world-wide map of more than 200 significant circus collections in archives, museums, libraries and resource centers. The site also gives information of the latest activities, conference calls and publications.

The Circus Arts Research Platform is an initiative of Centre national des arts du Cirque & Chaire D’Innovation Cirque et Marionnette ICIMA (FR), Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer of the National Circus School in Montreal (CA), Circuscentrum (BE) and CircusInfo Finland (FI) in collaboration with researchers all over the world, for widening the accessibility of knowledge regarding academic research in circus arts.

The Platform was launched on the 29th of August 2018, at the conference Circus and its others II in Prague.