Great International Call for Contemporary Circus Art Talents

The BETA Circus European project has announced a large international call through which twelve circus artists from all over Europe will be selected to implement the international programme for strengthening the capacity of circus art and presenting new trends, with a focus on new magic.

The call is open to artists from a wide range of artistic disciplines (magic, illusion, circus, dance, theatre, visual arts, scenery, etc.). There is no age limit, however participants are expected to show motivation to create something new and innovative within their artistic careers. Applications are accepted from all countries of the European Union, as well as from countries that have access to the Creative Europe programme, including Serbia.

The applications are accepted until Tuesday, 15 December, until the end of the day, and more information about the applications, the call, as well as the project itself can be found on the official Beta Circus web page. All fields in the form are mandatory. Applications that lack information will not be considered, and only applications in English will be considered.

Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture, as an associate partner of the project, invites all interested circus artists to apply for participation in this programme, which will be implemented during 2021 and 2022, while Ludifico, the organisation from Novi Sad that deals with the study, presentation and promotion of circus skills, will hold a presentation of the project and resolve any doubts and possible questions related to the application process in The ‘Svilara’ Cultural Station on Tuesday, 17 November, at 7 p.m.

B.E.T.A. CIRCUS (Boosting European Trends and Artists in Circus Arts) is the project implemented within the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission, in cooperation with four European organisations specialized in contemporary circus, including Bússola (Portugal), Teatro Necessario (Italy), Ludifico (Serbia) and Rigas Cirks (Latvia).

BETA circus, as a cooperation project, seeks to develop a new European vision dedicated to capacity building for non-established European artists in the field of contemporary circus who are looking for innovative works, trends and expressions, with special focus on countries without academic circus education and in which the circus it is not recognised as contemporary art.

The international BETA circus programme supports the training of non-established professionals, which is based on educational transnational mobility, in order to give them the opportunity to progress, become visible in the international context and to meet new aesthetics and techniques. During the next two years, this project will highlight a new trend in the aesthetics of the contemporary circus: illusion and new magic.