Touring, Programming, and Funding Big Tops in Europe

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  • Contemporary circus
  • Capacity development
  • Advocacy work
  • Spark - cross-sectoral laboratory

Touring, Programming, and Funding Big Tops in Europe - the guide is out!


Circostrada is very proud to present the network's later resource focusing on Touring, Programming, and Funding Big Tops in Europe! This hands-on guide is stemming directly from the first edition of SPARK, a transdisciplinary laboratory organised by Circostrada, in collaboration with Festival Circolo, which took place in 2022 in Tilburg, in the Netherlands.


Aimed at artists, producers and venues wishing to produce shows in a big top in European countries, you will find inside practical tips and in-depth articles on: 

  • administration
  • financing
  • organising tours in Europe
  • technical, logistics and security
  • parenting 
  • disability
  • diversity
  • advice from experts for artists and presenting partners

This guide was written by Axel Satgé and Déborah Boëno and illustrated by Vasco Maio.


The guide is available in English and in French.

Have a good reading!