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.
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 plenary spring meeting of IETM is going to be held from 16 to 19 April 2014 in Montpellier (France). Europe is going through a difficult time. Bad ideas invade society. It is the right moment to seize those debates. After Athens had posed tomorrow’s challenges, IETM’s federating movement is going to continue contributing to finding an alternative to the identity downfall. Trans-formation, trans-border, trans-gender…How can we develop our networks for more cooperation and solidarity ?
For more information: ietm.org
The NRW KULTURsekretariat is offering 6–12 week performing arts residencies for dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians. These are to be used for thematic research projects, which should not be focused on a production.
The research period is between August and November 2014. The findings of each project will be presented at the end of the research period at public events. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2014.
For more information : nrw-kultur.de
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.
ISACS, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network organises an event in conjunction with the MA in Festive Arts and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, resident arts organisation, at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick on 23 January 2014.
There will be practical workshops and information sessions for professionals and beginners. To register, please email Lucy Medlycott on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information : www.isacs.ie
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.
The third edition of the Street Arts Winter Academy was organised by FAI AR (the Formation Avancée et Itinérante des Arts de la Rue) in partnership with the University of Winchester, Circostrada Network, and Gledališče Ane Monro. This closed seminar, held on 10-12 March 2013 at La Cité des Arts de la Rue in Marseille (France), gathered European professionals and academics to work on designing a European frame of reference for the training of street artists.
In this publication Circostrada Network offers a summary of the discussions that were held on ways to structure the transmission of skills within this artistic sector, as well as two texts highlighting experiences of frames of reference in other artistic sectors.
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.
> Circus and Street Arts 2013: Encouraging European Cooperation Projects
> Public strategies for circus and arts in public space
> European Capitals of Culture and Circus Arts
> SAWA #3, education and training in Street Arts: towards a framework of reference
> Public Policies supporting Circus & Outdoor Arts in Europe. 8 European Profiles
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.