GRASSROOT – BALTIC CIRCUS ARTISTS’ NETWORK
GRASSROOT – BALTIC CIRCUS ARTISTS’ NETWORK
We are glad to announce the Baltic Circus Grassroot network ensuring the possibility for Baltic circus artists to meet, to work and to grow together during the 2021 with main support of Nordic Culture Point and other partners.
Main goal of the project is that artists will take an active part in the decision making process to create the necessary boost for the artistic community.
The project will provide the following opportunities for Baltic circus artists:
- 4 online gatherings to shape the network and shape the project content.
- 4 workshops – Creative workshop dedicated to collective creation. The first real-life gathering will be organized around a collective creation process to allow artists to experience working together and initiate artistic collaborations for the future. Registration form open!
– Thematic workshops to answer the needs of the artists. Workshop thematics will cover scenography, dramaturgy, production and promotion.
All artists are welcome to apply and join the workshops and the first 8 who will apply will be able to receive travel support!
- 5 mobility grants to kickstart artistic collaboration between the Baltic artists. In order to boost collaboration with artists from neighboring countries, there will be 5 travel bursaries available for individual travels to kickstart new collaborative creations bilaterally.
The project will also provide:
# Catalogue showcasing Baltic circus artists and improving their visibility.
# Regular monthly mentoring sessions on organisational questions by main institutions in the three Baltic countries.
PRELIMINARY CALENDAR OF THE PROJECT:
MAY: Online meeting N.1 Introduction of network and content shaping for the workshop in Kaunas.
JUNE: During the International circus festival Cirkuliacija in Kaunas, Lithuania, organised by Teatronas: – First workshop of the artists – collective creation experience.
JULY: Online meeting N.2 – shaping the content of workshops in Riga and Vilnius;
AUGUST: Preparation and publication of online catalogue of Baltic circus artists;
SEPTEMBER: During New Circus weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania, organised by Arts Printing House – Workshop on scenography.
– Dissemination of catalog during the festival for international programmers
– Online meeting N.3. shaping content for the workshop in Tallinn.
OCTOBER: During Baltic Circus showcase Epicirq in Tallinn, Estonia, organised by Estonian circus centre: – Workshop on production and promotion
NOVEMBER: Workshop on dramaturgy during the Circus nights in Riga, Latvia, organised by Riga Circus.
Online gathering N.4. – Evaluation of the project and creating a strategy for the future.
STAY TUNED FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CALL-TO-ACTIONS!
Here’ s the registration to first meeting and workshop!
With the aim to provide opportunities for growth, boost collaboration and improve the professional capacity of operating artists, at the moment the initiative includes leading Baltic circus arts institutions and umbrella organizations as well as professional circus artists and artistic companies:
Rigas cirks (Riga, Latvia), Festival Re Riga! (Pievilcigas pilsetvides biedriba) (Riga, Latvia), Next Door Circus (Riga, Latvia), Arts Printing House (Vilnius, Lithuania), Teatronas (Kaunas, Lithuania), Lithuanian contemporary circus association (Vilnius, Lithuania), Estonian circus centre (Tallinn, Estonia) Associated partner: Baltic Nordic Circus Network (Circus Syd) (Sweden);
Aleksejs Smolovs (LV), Jason Dupree (LV, UK), Egils Zvejnieks (LV), Valerijs Komisarenko (LV), Kadri Hansen (EE), Sylvain OULALA (EE), Džiugas Kunsmanas (LT), Urtė Šimkonytė (LT) Izabelė Kuzelytė (LT), Eglė / Red Noses (LT), Marija Baranauskaitė (LT), Monika Neverauskaite (LT), Giedrė Degutytė (LT), Konstantin Kosovec (LT);
Circus SaboK (EE), Big Wolf Company (EE), Carousel Company (EE), Taigi Cirkas (LT), Mantas Markevičius / VšĮ Žongliravimo menas (LT), Kanta Company (LT), Šiuolaikinės intelektualios klounados teatras (LT), Raudonos Nosys Gydytojai Klounai (LT)
Other Baltic artists are welcomed to join!
Let us know or apply to the meetings and workshops when registrations are open!
Coordinator: Vita Valheima