Call for European circus artists for project in Croatia, Denmark, France and Portugal
Hand to hand project is calling for applications from European and UK circus artists for their cooperation and residency project, to take place in Croatia, Denmark, France and Portugal from June 2023 to July 2025.
Hand to hand is a European cooperation project which aims to explore the issue of sustainability through learning and experiential spaces of innovation and research for circus artists. Through a journey of 4 exploration times and immersion residencies, Hand to hand offers experimentation spaces through a cross-sectoral collaboration. It includes interactions with cultural and creative industries, researchers in ecology and art, as well as private firms.
The process and the activities will take place in Croatia, Denmark, France and Portugal from June 2023 to July 2025.
A total of 16 circus artists will be selected to participate in an introduction workshop in Châlons en Champagne (France), 4–6 of July 2023. Afterwards, 8 circus artists will then follow the whole process of the project.
A total of 4 exploration times will take place from September 2023 to April 2024, devoted to theoretical sessions alternating practical learning time and exchanges, as well as meetings with workers from different activity sectors. These explorations involve one activity in one country for 10 full days.
This journey will continue with the prototypes testing in an experimental approach of presentation in each festival.
Who is it for?
Hand to hand is for contemporary circus artists, preferably with no previous experience of the public space from the European Union and the UK.
Applicants should have an educational, creative and professional background (no circus degree requested but a professional experience as a creator) as well as a strong motivation to explore artistic practice in public space.
Hand to hand application guidelines
Deadline: 30 May 2023
The project brings together 4 European partners, cultural circus and performing art operators: Le Palc, a national circus centre in France, ROOM 100 in Croatia, Bússola in Portugal and Helsingør Theatre in Denmark.