“Circus for Climate” performance
“Circus for Climate” site-specific performance by Rigas cirks and circus artist company “Acting for Climate”
When: May 19 and 20
Where: at Rigas cirks (Merķeļa street 4, Riga)
Tickets: free tickets (not available yet)
After a year-long work alongside youngsters from different regions of Latvia a site-specific performance is created, based on the ideas on climate change and activism expressed by the youngsters involved. Directed by the artists from Acting for Climate (Norway) in collaboration with contemporary circus and dance artists from Latvia, using the language of circus and other movement based art fields, to express these concerns.
The performance and the comic book inspired zine (a small-edition, short-format magazine) that will accompany the performance, are being created with the aim to creatively promote greener and more sustainable thinking among youngsters in different regions of Latvia, as well as to encourage young people to become more active in society’s processes as a whole.
More information to follow soon.
The project is created by “Rīgas cirks” in collaboration with “Acting for Climate”. It’s main goal is to explore the collective empowerment that a multidisciplinary approach to education, art and activism can provide. The aim is to create a space for youngsters, artists and environmental specialists to meet and to work together across different regions of Latvia around the topic of art activism for environmental sustainability.
More about the project HERE
The project has been created with the support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants Financial Mechanism funding period 2014. – 2021. programme “Local Development, Poverty Reduction, and Cultural Cooperation” open call “Support for the Creation of Professional Art and Cultural Products for Children and Youth”.
The project’s total eligible costs are 231 636 euros. The project Nr.EEZ/2021/1/16 “Circus for Climate” created by SLLC “Rīgas cirks” in collaboration with “Acting for Climate” benefits from a financing of 196 890.65 euros from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway EEA Grants and 34 745.42 euros from national co-financing. The project’s realisation period is from 1 March 2022 until 31 July 2023.
More information about the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism can be found HERE