Fresh Circus #2
European seminar on the sustainable development of circus arts
12 & 13 april 2012,
Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris)
Circostrada Network, coordinated by HorsLesMurs, is organising Fresh Circus #2, European seminar on the
sustainable development of circus arts, on the 12th and 13th of April 2012. The goal of this moment of reflection and exchange is to formulate a series of practical recommendations to improve the infrastructure and recognition of the sector.
To create opportunities for artistic mobility, to bring the performing arts into the digital era, to facilitate access to culture, to think of new economic models, to increase recognition of the arts within society, to participate in the renewal of public policies – these are but a few of the challenges which the entire cultural sector faces, and each is a subject which can greatly benefit from circusʼ innovative contributions.
In order to facilitate the approach and the treatment of issues linked to our sector, the members of Circostrada Network propose to articulate the seminar around ten thematic working sessions. Within this framework, in order to take into consideration the diverse realities of Europe, we are proposing that artists and companies, circus arts professionals, and more generally those from the performing arts field should send contributions ahead of time in order to share their experiences and difficulties, to make known examples of good practice, and to help formulate concrete propositions that will improve the situation of the sector and reflect how to best position contemporary circus in the face of transnational issues.
Fresh Circus #2 is proposed by Circostrada Network, European platform for the street arts and circus, and is
coordinated by HorsLesMurs. This event is held in partnership with the Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette, Onda,
Fondation BNP-Paribas and Stradda, with the financial support of the French Ministry of Culture and
Communication and the European Commission through its Culture Programme.
Venue of the seminar
Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès Access: Underground Porte de Pantin (number 5)
75019 Paris (France) Schedule: 12 April 2012 09:30 – 18:00
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 03 75 75 13 April 2012 09:30 – 17:00
Entry: free (upon registration on www.surveymonkey.com/s/registrationfreshcircus2)
Public: professionals from performing arts
Participants: 450 (limited seats)
Fresh Circus #2 , 12 & 13 Απριλίου 2012, το Parc et Grande Halle de la Villette, Παρίσι