Circostrada Network is a European platform for the street arts and circus, dedicated to information, observation and professional exchanges. Representing more than 50 members from 17 countries, the network is working to develop the structuring and recognition of these sectors in Europe. HorsLesMurs, French national information centre for street arts and circus arts, is the general secretariat of the network. Created in 1993 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, it supports artistic activities through observation, documentation, training, expertise, research and publishing.
New publication online! The synthesis of discussions of Fresh Circus #2 can be downloaded for free in the "Publications" section.
In this section, you will find a selection of updates on the circus and street arts, including upcoming festivals, recent publications, institutional news, calls for projects, as well as a great deal of other information.
The professional registrations for GDIF2013 Showcase are now open. This showcase is presented by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival in association with XTRAX.
Now in its third edition, GDIF2013 Showcase presents outdoor work from UK and international companies and provides delegates with a chance to learn more about new projects in development, attend seminars and professional meetings, make new contacts and network with street artists, companies and arts organisations working in the outdoor performance sector.
21 - 23 June in London. For more information: xtrax.org.uk/gdif2013showcase/
Wild Rumpus, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is looking to commission three companies to create new work to be previewed at Cheshire’s Just So Festival in 2014 and potentially to tour it in 2014/2015.
Successful companies will receive a commission of £3000, plus production support from Wild Rumpus including mentoring, residential opportunities in an outdoor environment, and the chance to show work-in-progress to audiences for feedback. In addition to the commissioning fee the chosen projects will then be programmed over 3 days, 15-17 August at the 2014 Just So Festival, for a fee of £1,000 exclusive of VAT. The deadline is 30 June 2013.
For more information click here or email Rowan Hoban and Sarah Bird.
Find here the current news of our members: workshops, festivals, seminars, publications or professional meetings. The members of Circostrada Network participate in the vitality of street arts and circus arts in Europe.
The Circus Space (London) are looking for experienced acrobatics and flying trapeze tutors to work on their participation and outreach projects, which together encompass classes for everyone from young people aged 3 and up through to adults and older people, as well as outreach, recreational activity and progressive training for 11 – 21 year olds.
Candidates should have at least a year of teaching experience (including experience of working with different age groups), plus a proven track record of delivering educational workshops. Preferably candidates will have experience also of devising work and of negotiating the strictures of health and safety in that context. Deadline for applications is 17 May 2013.
For more information: circusspace.co.uk
One selected company will be welcomed for one month to Subtopia in Sweden (anytime between 1 Sep-15 Dec.), and another one for one month to Cirko Center in Finland (18 Nov-15 Dec). The residency will cover the company´s costs for travels, transport, accommodation and per diems for the whole time period. There will be an artistic mentor and the possibility of production coaching and rigging/technical consulting. The deadline is the 1st of June.
For more information: www.subtopia.se
You will find in this section our latest publications. You can download them free of charge in different langages (.pfd version). Previous publications may be downloaded from the section Presentation > Background.
Circostrada Network publishes the synthesis of discussions of the second edition of Fresh Circus, European seminar on the sustainable development of circus arts, that took place on April 2012 in the Parc and Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris, France). The goal of this moment of reflection and exchange was to formulate a series of practical recommendations to improve the infrastructure and recognition of the sector. The seminar gathered 490 participants from 42 countries.
Under this heading, you will find the programme for upcoming activities organised by the network as well as events in which the network has officially taken part.
> Street Arts and Circus: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects 2013
> Public Strategies for Circus and Street Arts
> European Capital of Culture Programme and Circus Arts
> Education in Street Arts
In this section you can find a list of links to useful online ressources providing contacts and documents.
Circostrada Network receives the support for bodies active at the European level in the field of culture (category networks) in the framework of European programme Culture 2007-2013.
Coordinated by the centre of resources HorsLesMurs
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.