Participants

We use a few categories to make it easier to identify the roles and functions of organizations participating in Subcase Cyber. 

PRE: Organizations and institutions that work to present or support performing arts. This can for instance be festivals, venues, resource or info centers, residency centers, performing arts networks, funding bodies, or agencies looking for artists to represent. 

101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space

UK

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre. Centre for Residency & Artistic Development

Description:

101 is a dedicated creation space for outdoor arts in the UK. Based on the former USAF Greenham Common cruise missile base, this 20,000 sqft warehouse space with on-site fabrication, accommodation and rehearsal facilities is the UK’s major centre for artistic residencies, creation of new work for public spaces and innovation in site-specific and outdoor performance. 

Participants:

Danielle Corbishley

Head of programmes

Arts Printing house

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre.

Description:

Arts Printing house is a performing arts venue located in Vilnius, Lithuania. The main purpose of the organization is to host independent performing arts and to promote genres that are not developed in the country as contemporary circus, contemporary street theater and immersive theater for children and youth. The organization has three festivals and various programs for artists and local community. 

Participants:

Giedrė Putramentaitė

Project manager

Ineta Pliekaitytė

Project coordinator

Ass.ne Ideagorà

Italy

Type of organisation:

Festival. Residency center.

Description:

Founded in 2008, since then IdeAgorà has taken care of organization and artistic direction of the Mirabilia Festival and the #PerformingLands residency project, both supported by MIBACT. The Cultural Association promotes, supports and realizes the dissemination of circus, dance, theatre and performing arts. It supports the training of professionals in the sector, supports the work of artists, promoting collaboration and networking, even in the international arena. 

Participants:

Fabrizio Gavosto

Artistic director

ASSITEJ Sweden

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Performing arts organization

Description:

ASSITEJ Sweden works to spread knowledge of Swedish performing arts for children and youth by organizing exchanges, performances, festivals, workshops and seminars. We are the organizer of Swedstage, where we welcome programmers and presenters from around the world to see and experience the best of Swedish performing arts. We are also the owner of Bibu – the Swedish performing arts biennial for children and youth. 

Participants:

Niclas Malmcrona

Managing Director

Associazione Sarabanda I.S.

Italy

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Sarabanda started in 1996, it is located in Genova (Italy), and it has the purpose to promote Circus and Theater through the creation of live shows and education for public and private institutions.
Sarabanda has been cooperating for over 10 years with European, extra-European and national projects.
Through its own festival Circumnavigando, Sarabanda has been acting for years as a host to emerging artists with work-in-progress projects. 

Participants:

Giorgio Boris Vecchio

Director

Sabrina Barbieri

Production

Boat Rocker Entertainment

USA

Type of organisation:

Agent

Description:

Boat Rocker Entertainment produces, presents, manages, markets and represents performing artists internationally. The company collaborates with an elite group of creative individuals and performing arts organizations with an emphasis on physical theater, contemporary circus, theater for young audiences, and arts education. Our mission is to foster exchanges among countries and cultures through the presentation of live performances with a wide and varied global appeal. 

Participants:

Jim Weiner

Director

Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus

Germany

Type of organisation:

Contemporary circus network, representing venues/performers/co-producers/educators

Description:

The Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus e.V. (Federal Association of Contemporary Circus ) is a German network and information platform for all professionals in the field of contemporary circus. Since 2011 we advocate for the visibility and acknowledgement of contemporary circus as part of the performing arts and represent around 150 members. We also coordinate a support program for contemporary circus newcomers ‘Zirkus ON’ in collaboration with a network of regional partners. 

Participants:

Marina Rieger

International network coordinator

Burning Man Project

USA

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Burning Man Project supports the annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City as a global cultural movement centered in the 10 Principles which include Radical Self Expression. As such we have engendered art, performance, and community participatory events for over 30 years in ways that push the boundaries of events and immersive experiences. With more than 90 events worldwide we are actively engaged in a range of partnerships that include a love of the circus arts. 

Participants:

Kim Cook

Director Creative Initiatives

Burnt Out Punks

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Burnt Out Punks is a contemporary circus company focused on unique productions, consultancy in rigging solutions, pyrotechnical effects and scenography. In our creation spaces we also offer artistic residencies. 

Participants:

Wille Christiani

Artistic Director

C venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

UK

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre.

Description:

C is the home of the most international and diverse independent arts programme at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking place at temporary venues throughout August. We programme across all artforms with an emphasis on new and dynamic work. Our curated season hosts over 100 shows and events each year. We have performance spaces of all shapes and sizes from 20-250+ seats, indoors and outdoors. Work coming to Edinburgh needs to be ready to self-produce, but we are always happy to give advice and support. 

Participants:

Hartley Kemp

Artistic Director

Café de las Artes Teatro

Spain

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre

Description:

CdAT is a creation, production, diffusion, training and research center dedicated to the scenic arts in Santander since 2009. The venue has established a nearby relationship with its community. Its goal is to turn into one of the reference spaces in North Spain for live arts, specially contemporary circus. CdAT has a multipurpose room for 120 spectators with stable programming that offers Theatre, Circus, Dance, Music, Objects theater and New Dramaturgies proposals. En la Cuerda Floja is a Festival and Meeting dedicated to contemporary circus with the mission to promote and develop the field in Cantabria and beyond. 

Participants:

Cristian Londoño

Co-director

Certain Blacks

England

Type of organisation:

Festival, touring network

Description:

Certain Blacks is a diverse led arts development organisation . Based in London we bring the margins into the main stream. 

Participants:

Clive Lyttle

Artistic Director

Circostrada Network / Artcena

France

Type of organisation:

Network / Resource centre

Description:

Circostrada is the European Network for Circus and Street Arts. Created in 2003 with the core mission of furthering the development, empowerment and recognition of these fields at European and international levels, over the years the network has become an important anchoring point for its members and a key interlocutor in the dialogue with cultural policy makers across Europe. 

Participants:

Stéphane Segreto-Aguilar

Head of International Development / Circostrada Network Coordinator

Laura Gérard

International Projects Officer

Laura Jude

International Projects Officer

Circuito CLAPS

Italy

Type of organisation:

Regional circuit

Description:

The CLAPS Circuit is a regional multidisciplinary circuit in Lombardy. It has created a network of 10 provinces and 80 municipalities in which it presents 600 performances/year, in more than 100 venues. It offers a billboard of theater, music, dance and contemporary circus shows, and serves as a point of reference for coordinated actions, aimed at growing a culture aware of live entertainment between citizens. Its program includes renowned Italian and international companies alongside young and emerging artists. 

Participants:

Luisa Cuttini

Artistic director

Emanuela Giovannelli

Responsible for communication

Cirkusinfo Finland

Finland

Type of organisation:

Information centre for cirkus arts

Description:

CircusInfo Finland provides information services on professional circus in Finland. It supports the artistic and cultural development of Finnish circus art through its strong networks, promotional activities and mentoring. We support and coordinate the promotion of Finnish circus by creating and maintaining international relationships and contacts. We are both the physical and online contact point for any information on Finnish circus. 

Participants:

Lotta Vaulo

Managing Director

Lotta Nevalainen

Head of International Development

Johanna Mäkelä

Head of Development (Finland)

Miika Sillanpää

Head of Communications

circusnext

France

Type of organisation:

European program of identification and support to emerging circus creators

Description:

circusnext is a European circus label: the creators selected by a European jury stand out for their singularity and creativity. circusnext is also the “Europe of circus”: a platform of about thirty partners from 17 countries who gather around founding values – the identification of unique talents, support to emergence and creation, European cooperation. 

Participants:

Cécile Provôt

Director

Sabrina Abiad

Project manager

Cirko - Center for New Circus

Finland

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre. Artistic development centre.

Description:

Cirko is one of Northern Europe’s most prominent contemporary circus organisations. Cirko is a venue, presenter and artistic development centre based in the Suvilahti area of Helsinki. 

Participants:

Jarkko Lehmus

Producer

Cirkus i Väst / Stora Teatern

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre. Touring network.

Description:

Cirkus i Väst is a project that is supposed to put extra focus on circus for a few years in the region of Västra Götaland. Cirkus i Väst wants to develop the opportunities to experience and practice contemporary circus in Västra Götaland. The initiators are Stora Teatern in Gothenburg and Cirkus Cirkör. Cirkus i Väst is supported by Västra Götalandsregionen. 

Participants:

Sara Ellström

Project manager for Cirkus i Väst

Cirkus Syd / Baltic Nordic Circus Network

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre. Network

Description:

Cirkus Syd is an international networking platform for research, development and innovation based in Lund. We think, speak, watch and read circus arts. We are co-hosts of Baltic Nordic Circus Network together with Riga Cirks in Latvia. 

Participants:

Lina B. Frank

Network coordinator

Typhaine Sotés

Digital Producer

Cirkus Xanti

Norway

Type of organisation:

Festival, artistic company.

Description:

Cirkus Xanti is a Norwegian non-profit project company, since 2001, for creation, production and presentation of contemporary circus – and the owner and producer of The Circus Village (Sirkuslandsbyen), a mobile circus center and festival since 2007. 

Participants:

Sverre Waage

Artistic director and producer

Cirkusakademien

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Resource and information

Description:

The Academy for the Preservation of Circus Arts in Sweden was founded in 1973, with the task of promoting and disseminating knowledge about the circus field. The Academy runs Sweden’s only archive about circus, a circus museum and the country’s only circus magazine, Cirkulära Notiser. The Academy also represents the art of circus as a reference body in different contexts. 

Participants:

Janne Näsström

Director

Cirkuslyftet Sundsvall

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival, venue/theatre

Description:

We present performances, invite artists to residencies and organise a biannual circus festival. The next edition of the festival will be held in 2022. 

Participants:

Håkan Nordman

Festival Director

CirkusMania

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

CirkusMania is an annual regional circus festival, founded and coordinated by Subtopia, in a collaboration between around 30 venues spread out over 15 cities in the region of Stockholm. A main aim of the festival is to support venues in the region in discovering and presenting circus. Its third edition was supposed to take place in Februrary 2021 at the same time as Subcase. Next edition is planned to Februrary 2022. 

Participants:

Jonas Robin

Coordinator

Cirque Plus

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Annual festival with focus on outdoor circus. 

Participants:

Tim Billiet

Programmer

Cirqueon

Czech Republic

Type of organisation:

Festival. Residency space. Information center

Description:

Cirqueon is an umbrella organization for support, promotion and development of contemporary circus in The Czech Republic. Since 2014 we have organized an international festival of contemporary circus Cirkopolis. 

Participants:

Šárka Maršíková

Artistic director

Tereza Vohralikova

Project manager

City of Gävle

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Municipality

Description:

We present performances and other arts events in schools and in municipality contexts. 

Participants:

Kalle Wedin

Arts events coordinator

Marcus Olsson

Arts events coordinator

City of Stockholm, Culture Department

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

The city of Stockholm offers financial support for the un-institutionalized culture and free-lancers, and offers cultural subsidies to schools in Stockholm. 

Participants:

Mia Crusoe

Cultural officer childrens' culture, circus and music

Karin Rowland

Co-ordinator and cultural officer Kulan

City of Sundsvall

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

We present performing arts, dance, theatre, music and circus in the schools of the city of Sundvall. 

Participants:

Kristin Svensson Melander

Responsible of performing arts in schools

CloseUP festival

Italy

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

CloseUP is an international festival of contemporary circus, dance and video. It is based in Crema, a medieval city in the north of Italy. CloseUP wants to generate a creative connection between the historical heritage of the city and contemporary circus. The shows are hosted both indoor, in the dramatic frame of the Sant’Agostino covent, and outdoor on the streets and squares of the city center. 

Participants:

Mara Serina

Artistic Director

Crying Out Loud

UK

Type of organisation:

Creative Producer Organisation and Sector Development

Description:

Based in London, Crying Out Loud are pioneering creative producers, nurturing artists working in contemporary visual theatre in the fields of circus, physical theatre and installation. We programme memorable events for audiences of all ages and abilities at festivals, in venues and for site specific performance. COL is also a network leader and advocates for artists and contemporary performance by making connections, initiating collaborations and creating opportunities in the UK, Europe and beyond. 

Participants:

Rachel Clare

Artistic Director

Molly Nicholson

Producer

Culture Night Vilnius

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

During the Culture Night squares, streets, parks and other spaces in Vilnius are filled with artistic projects: music, dance, theatre, cinema, photography, state-of-the-art installations, etc. In this open event not only the professional artists, but also permanent residents and guests of the city, become a part of the cultural fuss. The aim is to help the society discover modern art and indulge in it not only as observers, but as participants, through a dialogue between artists and audience on the subject of modern values. 

Participants:

Ada Paukstyte

International Project Manager

Cultuurcentrum De Werf

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

De Werf is a cultural centre with a focus on a wide variety of performing arts (theatre, music, dance, circus…). It supports professional artists as well as local initiatives. Our circus programme consists of hosting international circus shows, organizing circus workshops for young people, supporting artists with residencies and collaborating with the annual circus festival Cirk! Aalst. 

Participants:

Kathleen Keymeulen

Programmer

Dance Info Finland

Finland

Type of organisation:

Info centre and expert organization

Description:

Dance Info Finland acts as a gateway to Finnish dance art through international networks and by providing info about dance in Finland. Our mission is to support the development of Finnish dance, and to open new horizons and create professional opportunities and connections for Finnish dance artists. We are partners in collaboration projects and exchange programs, and work closely with the Nordic dance sector and platforms. Our upcoming showcases: Performing HEL Showcase 2021 and Ice Hot Helsinki 2022. 

Participants:

Katarina Lindholm

Head of international affairs

Anni Leino

Executive producer

Dansinitiativet

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Dansinitiativet is an independent company and stage working with contemporary dance and circus, based in Luleå in the North of Sweden. The company produces touring pieces for the young audiences and the stage shows own productions, residencies and guest performances. Through practical actions we aim to develop the national infrastructure for dance and circus locally and further out in the Barents region. 

Participants:

Per Sundberg

Artistic director

Marie Wårell

Managing director

Nadja Nilsson

Producer

Erika Pekula Pettersson

Producer

Jakob Granqvist

Technician

DANSISTAN/CIRKUSISTAN

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Touring network

Description:

Presenting network – dance/choreography mainly in Stockholm. 

Participants:

Anna Berglund

Managing director

Sandra Fredriksson

Audience development

Sara Nilsson

Audience development

De Gevleugelde Stad Ieper / City of Wings Ypres

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

De Gevleugelde Stad Ieper / City of Wings Ypres is an international promotion festival for circus and street theatre and has existed since 2004. Circus and street artists – between 80 and 90 different groups – come from all over the world to present their (new) shows to organizers. Additionally to the live performances, there is also a trade fair where the groups have a stand. 

Participants:

Jan Victoor

Director

De Spil

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Each theater season our venue ‘De Spil’ presents around seven circus shows. We participate in national and international circus networks. Every three years we have a circus festival in our town (Roeselare, Belgium), ‘de groote stooringe’. We have a love for circus history and are constantly looking for innovative ways to share the circus past with a broad audience in our festival. 

Participants:

Gwendolien Sabbe

Circus programmer/producer

Circus festival programmer 'groote stooringe'

Dommelhof / Theater op de Markt

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Creation centre for circus arts and festival

Description:

Dommelhof is the home base of the circus and outdoor festival Theater op de Markt, in Limburg in the north of Belgium. Since January 1 of this year, Dommelhof has been recognized and funded as ‘circuswerkplaats’ by the Flemish ministry of culture. This means that Dommelhof is working as a circus creation centre for circus arts, on an international scale. The festival Theater op de Markt is the major annual rdv for circus arts in the Limburg region. In 2021 the festival is scheduled in autumn. 

Participants:

Martine Linaer-Gijsen

Programming

DYNAMO Workspace

Denmark

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre.

Description:

DYNAMO is a workspace for circus and performing arts located in Odense. The old warehouse provides space to house productions from national and international performers in a professional and creative environment. DYNAMO is hosting and creating artistic activities as; a festival in August, guest performance, artist talks and work in progress. As a production house and cultural gathering place, DYNAMO wants to create sustainable conditions for performers and increase the quality of artistic production through mutual aid. 

Participants:

Gry Lambertsen

Artistic Director

Rune Vadstrøm Andersen

Artistic Director

Ida Nørgaard

Producer

Elena Stanciu

Communication Associate

FACE

France

Type of organisation:

European development platform

Description:

FACE is a platform promoting international cooperation and fresh practices in the performing arts. 

Participants:

Yohann Floch

President

Festival Circolo

The Netherlands

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Festival Circolo brings together circus, a relaxed atmosphere, unexpected encounters and plays a leadership role in the development of circus as a recognised discipline in the landscape of Dutch performing arts. A crossover of circus, theatre, modern dance, music, design and visual arts. Circus that surprises and amazes for a wide audience, but also serves as a showcase and international platform. The festival offers opportunities to new talent and advises theatres and festivals on their circus programming. 

Participants:

Wendy Moonen

Artistic Director

Festival Ulicznicy

Poland

Type of organisation:

Festival. Agent.

Description:

A month long (spaghettified) festival in the south of Poland, running for 15 years with the ever-growing love and hunger for beauty and fun. 

Participants:

Piotr Chlipalski

Director

FiCHo · Festival Internacional de Circo y Chou de México

Mexico

Type of organisation:

Festival, touring network, agent.

Description:

FiCHo is The Celebration of Inspiration! A biennial dedicated to new circus creations and their crosses with all the arts. The Feast of New Ideas! Shows in venues and on the street, circus arts workshops and scenic creation for all levels, networks and exchanges, meetings and concerts, international and national artists. We are about to turn 10 years old. Doing FiCHo today is also doing community, meeting together to find the meaning of what happens to us every day. FiCHo is not done alone, it can only be done together. 

Participants:

César Omar Barrios

Director

Violeta Castro

Producer

FiraTàrrega

Spain (Catalonia)

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

FiraTàrrega main mission is to invigorate the performing arts market, the internationalisation of the creators and the generation of strategic alliances to develop international street art productions or circuits. As a public service, our primary focus is to offer our experience and knowledge to professionals and entities operating within the sector. We aim to bring performing arts to all members of society, guided especially by values such as cultural democracy, inclusion, gender equality, proximity and transparency. 

Participants:

Anna Giribet i Argilès

Artistic director

Maria Capell Pera

Assistent of programming

Flow Productions

Finland

Type of organisation:

Programming collaborator with venues and festivals

Description:

Flow Productions is an independent multidisciplinary company led by dance artist Pirjo Yli-Maunula. Flow creates own shows both on and off stage. We have become especially known for our multidisciplinary immersive site specific work. Furthermore we curate and organize Flow Circus, which is a series of visiting contemporary circus shows (both national and international) presented throughout the year mainly in Culture Centre Valve. We collaborate with several festivals and venues to make Flow Circus happen. 

Participants:

Pirjo Yli-Maunula

Artistic director

Groundfloor Production

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Production company

Description:

We are a production company that works with festivals, events and production. 

Participants:

Erik Gullberg

Producer

Louise Rich

Producer

Gävle Teaterförening

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Gävle Teater is a venue welcoming guest performances. We present visiting artists and performers from all around the world. The program is wide and varied: theatre, dance and music events succeed one another. Classics, new works, drama, comedy, musicals, opera, circus, musical theater, shows, stand up, international performances and family theater. 

Participants:

Jonas Elverstig

Curator

Haninge Kultur

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Municipality

Description:

Haninge kultur is a part of the municipality, presenting art for children, young people and adults. Our culture house in Handen houses a library, culture room/theater, art workshop, art gallery and café. We will soon inaugurate new smaller venues in Jordbro. Because of the pandemic, we have started presenting outdoor pop-up events, something we will continue since we are reaching new audiences who don´t otherwise find arts events. For adults we focus on presenting music, but also dance, circus, theater, performances, etc. 

Participants:

Kristina Nyman

Arts curator adults

Helena Simonsson Ulfvebrand

Arts curator children/young people

Harbourfront Centre

Canada

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre

Description:

Harbourfront Centre in Toronto is an innovative not-for-profit cultural organization that creates events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain a diverse public. Our mission is to present, commission and incubate the work of contemporary artists in all disciplines; foster learning and innovation through inter-disciplinary and international artistic exchange; deliver accessible, inspiring, and relevant artistic, cultural, educational, and recreational experiences. 

Participants:

Nathalie Bonjour

Director, Performing Arts

Heimland / Kunsten op Straat

The Netherlands

Type of organisation:

Residence / Festival

Description:

The 3 Pillars of Heimland:
Heimland Residence: is giving professionals the opportunity to develop, to make and to perform productions. We are having the ambition to be a place of development for national and international professionals.
Heimland Stage: the performances made and developed at Heimland Residence will be presented by work-in-progress, try-outs and premieres.
Heimland Festival: is a leading festival for professionals of both indoor and outdoor theatre, accessible and cutting edge. 

Participants:

Adrie van Essen

Programmer

Helsingør Teater

Denmark

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

PASSAGE Festival is an international street theatre festival in Helsingør (DK) and Helsingborg (SE). 

Participants:

Jens Frimann Hansen

Managing director

Hsingho Co Ltd / HoooH

Taiwan

Type of organisation:

Festival. Producer. Incubator.

Description:

HSINGHO CO LTD was founded in 2016. HoooH, the nonprofit organization under HSINGHO CO LTD was founded in 2019. Co-founded by the former Cirque de Soleil performer, Hsing-Ho Chen, and another key man of connecting Taiwan to international circus communities, Yu-Lun Chiang, HSINGHO CO LTD endeavors to promote circus culture, with a view to becoming the bridge which not only introduces contemporary circus to Taiwan but further, introduces circus in Taiwan to the world. 

Participants:

Yu-Lun Chiang

Founder

Imaginate

Scotland

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Imaginate is the national organisation in Scotland, which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people. 

Participants:

Noel Jordan

Festival Director

International Arts Festival Plartforma

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

PLArTFORMA is an international festival combining forms of performing (contemporary dance, new circus, physical theatre, etc.) and visual arts as well as artists from Lithuania and foreign countries in one cultural platform. It´s a festival of interdisciplinary character, the only of such kind in Western Lithuania, having both cultural and educational character, regarding the dissemination of contemporary art expression to the audience. It will take place for the 15th time in Klaipeda, Lithuania from the 13-19 Sep 2021. 

Participants:

Goda Giedraityte

Producer

İstanbul foundation for culture and arts / İstanbul Theatre Festival

Turkey

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution. Since 1973, the Foundation continues its efforts to enrich Istanbul’s cultural and artistic life. İKSV regularly organises the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial,, autumn film week Filmekimi and realises one-off events throughout the year. İKSV hosts cultural and artistic events from various disciplines, and offers creative events programme for children and youngsters. 

Participants:

Handan Uzal Dündar

Operation Coordinator

Jacksons Lane

United Kingdom

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Jacksons Lane is a cultural venue with a year-round programme that encompasses contemporary performance, arts participation, cultural education and outreach work. We are committed to leading the way in the creation, production, presentation and artist/audience development of contemporary circus theatre. We exists to empower, and ignite creativity within, diverse communities and work tirelessly to overcome barriers – including age, socioeconomic background and geography – to achieve full engagement with the arts for everyone. 

Participants:

Ade Berry

Artistic Director

Järfälla kultur

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Järfälla kultur is the cultural department office in Järfälla municipality.

Description:

Järfälla kultur arranges cultural activities for people of all ages at school time for children and young people, at leisure time and during weekends. All different kinds of artforms are represented within the activities, such as performing arts, circus, theatre, dance, film and media, art and photo exhibitions, cultural heritage, architecture etc. 

Participants:

Tuula Rusanen

Cultural administrator

Kallo Collective / NouNous festival

Finland

Type of organisation:

Festival and artistic company.

Description:

Kallo Collective is an award-winning ever-expanding physical theatre and contemporary circus company focused on non-verbal tour-ready productions with comedy at their core. Kallo Collective aims to champion the art of physical based humour by producing a wide range of productions, teaching workshops, and producing NouNous Festival, an annual international festival of physical comedy in Helsinki. The company is based in Helsinki, Finland. 

Participants:

Sari Lakso

Producer

Kulturhuset Dieselverkstaden

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Municipal culture house with venues

Description:

Kulturhuset Dieselverkstaden is a unit in Nacka municipality that is responsible for a large part of the cultural and courses activities in the building. We take care of the hosting of Dieselverkstaden´s stages, workshops and conference rooms. The unit also handles rental activities to external cultural actors, and delivers qualitative performing arts and creative activities to Nacka municipality’s schools and preschools. 

Participants:

Lena Larsdotter

Producer

Katarina Weidhagen

Producer

Annica Roos

Graphic designer

Kultúrne zariadenia Petržalky

Slovakia

Type of organisation:

A venue/theatre

Description:

We are a cultural and enlightenment theater in the capital city of Slovakia. Our theater is open for public, we organize events/performance in various areas of cultural and educational activities for people, including competitions, festivals, concerts as well as other music and dance production, movies and multimedia events. 

Participants:

Suzanne Vershueren

Artist

Helena Skovierová

Artist

La Strada

Germany

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

La Strada is an international Street Performance Festival, existing for 26 years in Bremen, Germany. An average of 70 international artists perform indoor and outdoor yearly. The festival also offers residencies for one or two companies per year. In general the companies perform two performances daily. 

Participants:

Gabriele Koch

Festival management and program

La Villette

France

Type of organisation:

Venue / theatre

Description:

La Villette is a cultural urban park located in Paris, France. Inside the park, several venues, exhibition spaces and open-air spaces host a multidisciplinary program dedicated to all contemporary art forms. Since 1990, we support circus artists by residencies and coproductions and by presenting circus shows. Many of our outreach programs are also focused on circus. 

Participants:

Raffaella Benanti

Head of circus programs

Letni Letna festival

Czech republic

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Letni Letna is the biggest contemporary circus festival in Czech Republic. Within 18 days in August it offers more than 190 circus and theatre performances with an attendance of more than 50 000 visitors. It was founded in 2004 and brings the best artists from all around the world to Prague. The festival has been intensely working on the development and promotion of the Czech contemporary circus scene and it organizes and supports get-togethers of experts and artists with the public. 

Participants:

Anna Vondráčková

Production

Lithuanian dance information centre

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival, info centre

Description:

LDIC is entirely dedicated to contemporary dance/circus – a unique institution of such kind in Lithuania. The main task of LDIC is to spread information about dance and circus in all possible ways in Lithuania and abroad. LDIC is both the physical and online contact point for any information on professional dance and circus in Lithuania. It supports the artistic and cultural development of dance/circus art in Lithuania through its strong networks, promotional activities, and services offered for field professionals. 

Participants:

Gintarė Masteikaitė

Director

Stefanija Paulauskaitė

Project manager

Malmö festival / City of Malmö

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Welcome to The Malmö Festival – a warm, friendly and wide-ranging festival founded in 1985. Right in the heart of Sweden’s third biggest city you can experience everything from groundbreaking art, music and culture to a variety of food that reflects the intercultural vibes and people of Malmö. With 1,4 million visits every year we’re the largest (and oldest!) city festival in Northern Europe. Everyone is welcome and almost everything is completely free! 

Participants:

Lotta Ström

Project manager

Jessica Nilsson

Producer

Helena Cedrins

Producer

Manegen

Sweden

Type of organisation:

National member organisation

Description:

MANEGEN is a Swedish national member organisation for circus, variety and street performance. The members of Manegen consist of artists, companies, producers, creators and students from the biggest actors in the art field like Subtopia, Cirkus Cirkör and Stockholm University of the Arts, to smaller companies and artists from different parts of the country. Manegen unifies and represents circus, variety and street performance, and improves the professional conditions on different levels. 

Participants:

Ingela Hemming

Director

Margreth Elfström

Chair

Johan Celander

Cashier

Hanna Hedvall

Vice chair

Andrés Esteche Caratte

Receptionist

Merchant City Festival / Glasgow Life

UK

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Merchant City Festival is the leading outdoor arts festival in Scotland showcasing the most exciting and dynamic Scottish and international work, mostly for free, which surprises and delights audiences of all ages and backgrounds, from Glasgow and beyond. It supports and enhances Glasgow’s profile as a world class, modern European city with a vibrant, inclusive and celebratory urban realm. 

Participants:

Lorenzo Mele

Executive producer

MiramirO

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Work space for circus

Description:

Miramiro is a Ghent based work space for creatives in the field of circus. The artistic desire to create, deepen and experiment is central to what we do. We offer professional support through residencies, coproduction and presentation. We contribute to the development of the circus field, encouraging exchange of knowledge and expertise and establishing cross-connections through building partnerships. The urban environment of Ghent offers an inspiring context which we use to challenge people to think outside the box. 

Participants:

Celine Verkest

General Coordinator

New Theatre Institute of Latvia

Latvia

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

New Theatre Institute of Latvia (NTIL) is a project based organisation working in the field of contemporary performing arts. Since 1995 NTIL has been organizing the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus, which is the largest performing arts platform in Latvia. NTIL also produces and presents projects and long term collaboration programmes together with local and international partners, strongly believing in the necessity to explore the contemporary performing arts field together with artists and audiences. 

Participants:

Bek Berger

Artistic director

Performing Arts Hub Norway

Norway

Type of organisation:

Funding body. Network.

Description:

Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN) is a national competence centre to promote professional performing arts domestically and abroad, emphasizing independent performing arts. PAHN functions as a performing arts advisor for The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also manages the Ministry’s travel grant system for Norwegian performing artists performing abroad. 

Participants:

Geir Lindahl

Adviser

Re Riga festival

Latvia

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

“Re Riga!” is an international contemporary circus and street art festival taking place annually in August since 2013. During eight years the festival has brought to Latvia more than 120 artists from 25 countries gathering more than 80 000 visitors.

Participants:

Jānis Laucenieks

Producer

Regionteater Väst

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Regionteater Väst is Sweden’s largest touring performing arts institution for a young audience and one of the country’s largest producers of dance and theatre. We produce accessible and challenging performances, with an appeal and subject matter aimed primarily at people between the ages of 6 and 16. Our remit comes from the Västra Götaland Region and Uddevalla municipality. 

Participants:

Monika Milocco

Artistic director, dance

Elin Svensson

Producer, dance

Reuring Festival

The Netherlands

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

A festival with music, street art and site specific theater. 

Participants:

Adriaan Bruin

Artistic director

Riksteatern Skåne

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Support for local associations/presenters

Description:

Riksteatern Skåne – Supports, strengthens and stimulates Performing Arts in Scania, Sweden. 

Participants:

Linnea Bergström

Performing Arts facilitator

Claes Forsell-Andersson

Performing Arts facilitator

Riksteatern Stockholm Region

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Support for local associations/presenters

Description:

Riksteatern’s local theatre association is probably responsible for a majority of the dance and theatre performances touring in Sweden. The association also works actively to influence local politicians, promoting art and culture. By joining a theatre association you can connect with the culture you love, meet new people or even find friends for life. Riksteatern strives to include people from all walks of life, people with different experiences and perspectives. By engaging cultural protagonists, we are able to do even more. 

Participants:

Annelie Modin

Theatre & performing arts consultant/facilitator

Riksteatern Väst

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Support for local associations/presenters

Description:

Riksteatern Väst is a part of Riksteatern, Swedens national touring theatre. We are a publicly financed popular movement that supports local associations in Västra Götaland (western Sweden). We also support the possibility for artists (theater, dance, circus) to work and tour in the region, mainly by supporting the associations in their organizing skills. 

Participants:

Sanna Nyman

Performing arts facilitator

Anna Hemström

Performing arts facilitator

Johan Ahlsell

Manager

Riksteatern Östergötland

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Touring network

Description:

Riksteatern Östergötland is an independent non-profit regional cultural organization and a regional member of Riksteatern – the Swedish national touring theatre.
Our main goal is to support the different organizers of cultural events in our region Östergötland which has about 460 000 inhabitants. The organizers can be non-profit associations but also schools and pre-schools. We are supported by Region Östergötland. 

Participants:

Ulf Thörn

Coordinator

Rotterdam Circusstad

The Netherlands

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Circusstad Festival is internationally renowned for its original contemporary circus productions. From dynamic to poetic, from spectacular to funny, something for a broad audience. Circusstad Festival is also a platform for up-and-coming talent. Workshops can be followed continuously on the festival site. Circusstad Festival has a number of venues in the city outside the festival site. Theater Rotterdam, together with Luxor Theater, Codarts and Circus Rotjeknor, is the initiator/founder of this event. 

Participants:

Maaike van Langen

Artistic director

Rudi Renner Agency

Germany

Type of organisation:

Agent

Description:

Rudi Renner produces, presents, manages and acts as an agent for international artists. We work with a select number of artists whom we represent exclusively. Our main focus is on shows and artists from the fields of Noveau Cirque, urban art, contemporary art, who deal with different art forms in their shows in an interdisciplinary way. 

Participants:

Robert Sterzik

Artistic and managing director

Scenkonst Öst / Östgötateatern

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Sweden’s largest regional theatre, Östgötateatern, offers a broad repertoire of both Swedish and international plays for everyone – from classics to newly written. Östgötateatern is publicly funded with the assignment to produce theatre for all citizens in Region Östergötland at the highest artistic level. Östgötateatern is known for its musicals and contemporary circus. Also, the youth scene, ung scen/öst, are known as one of Sweden’s pioneering stages within performing arts for children and young people. 

Participants:

Fanny Twardomanski

Head of Production and Deputy Theatre Director

Nils Poletti

Artistic Director

Sello Hall, City of Espoo

Finland

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Sello Hall in Leppävaara, Espoo, is a 400-seat venue hosting about 300 events annually. Our program includes high quality concerts by both local and international artists, theatre, stand-up comedy, films, opera, dance, and a wide selection of children’s culture. 

Participants:

Liina Sipilä

Producer

Silence Organisation

Finland

Type of organisation:

Festival. Residency house.

Description:

Silence Organisation´s main activities are the annual Silence festival and the Silence residency program in Northern Finland. The multidisciplinary festival gathers performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. You will experience art, beautiful nature and a very special atmosphere. Contemporary classical music and contemporary circus combined with the unusual surroundings form the essence of Silence Festival. The Silence residency is an international multidisciplinary residency. 

Participants:

Joonas Martikainen

Managing Director

Jonna Leppänen

Managing Director

Henna Kaikula

Programmer

Riikka Vuorenmaa

Artistic Designer

SITE

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Production house, residencies, festival

Description:

SITE is a production space for contemporary performing arts. Recently relocated to premises in Farsta, we established Konstverket, a 3700 sqm interdisciplinary production house. SITE work with emerging artists and develop projects that strengthen the field, as well as provide services such as studio, office, residencies and guidance for young/developing performing artists to increase their skills in artistic production. In 2021 SITE has started to invite contemporary circus companies for residencies in our 266 sqm Blackbox. 

Participants:

Emelie Johansson

Producer

Skövde municipality

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Municipality

Description:

Skövde is a city in Sweden, where I work with cultural coordination. 

Participants:

Marika Ekström

Culture Strategist, Dep. of Culture

Sommarscen Malmö

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Local, international, broad, narrow, expected and unexpected. Sommarscen Malmö each year present two months of performances, concerts, movies and much else. Sommarscen wants to entertain and surprise. I the program you will find as well challenging as accessible performances in 40-50 different venues around in Malmö. Around 160 diverse events for all ages. All program takes place outdoor and is always for free. 

Participants:

Kalle Larsson

Technical producer

Thora Larsson Norgård

Chief producer

SPOT festival

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Every summer, international street theater festival SPOT fills Vilnius with performances and installations. Residents and guests are invited to experience everyday spaces in a completely different way. From public squares to remote ponds – performances by artists from all over the world take place in the most unusual scenes! Vilnius is a creative city full of talented artists as well as public spaces that are perfectly suitable for street arts, which is why SPOT has taken on a mission to unlock these opportunities. 

Participants:

Judita Strumilaite

Programmer

Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre. Local outdoor programming.

Description:

I work at Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre in the heart of Stockholm. I am also engaged as an artistic programmer for “På Sergels torg” – an initiative aiming to program Sergels torg in Stockholm with performing arts for an outdoor audience. Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre is located in the centre of Stockholm. It is a public space for all people in Stockholm with activities such as theatre, debates, art exhibitions, film, dance, music and libraries. 

Participants:

Josefin Rosales

Artistic producer

Stockholm Region Dance Circus

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

Stockholm Region Dance Circus works to create curiosity and understanding of dance and circus, and to support new and existing presenters. The main target group is young audience in schools and pre-schools. Our mission is to strengthen the position of dance and circus as artistic forms of expression and develop the dance and circus infrastructures in the county. 

Participants:

Lillemor Strand-Bandmann

Circus consultant/facilitator

Åsa Fagerlund

Dance consultant/facilitator

Stockholm Region Dep. for Strategic Coordination

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

The Stockholm Region Department for Strategic Coordination is responsible for distributing the Cultural Committee’s financial support to cultural and community life and education in Stockholm county. Cultural experiences are conveyed to the county’s hospitals, health care and elderly homes. The department also carries out various surveys, investigations and strategic reviews in the context of how the county can interact in different cultural issues. 

Participants:

Erik Häger

Administrator of cultural support Dance and Circus

Stora Teatern / Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre, Festival

Description:

Stora Teatern is a venue in Gothenburg that presents Swedish and international music, dance, theatre and circus. After 8 years, Stora Teatern has developed into the venue in Sweden presenting the largest amount of circus, with the largest audience. The Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival is an international performing arts festival taking place in August. It was founded in 1994 and has since invited international artists to share their stories with diverse audiences; stories from all around the world that enhance reality. 

Participants:

Pernilla Appelqvist

Programming producer / Project Manager

Subtopia Cirkus

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre. Residency center. Showcase

Description:

The circus department of Subtopia programs national and international circus performances, organises residencies and runs/participates in a number of different support and development programs for artists. In 2009, we founded the Nordic circus showcase Subcase, which has taken place in ten editions. In 2017, we founded the Stockholm regional festival CirkusMania. 

Participants:

Kiki Muukkonen

Artistic Director

Helena Halling

Head of Production

Linnea Sällqvist

Coordinator

Subtopia Event

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Subtopia Event is the event and conference department of Subtopia, a creative cluster in Botkyrka, Sweden. We enable cultural and community-building production at all levels, both non-profit and commercial. 

Participants:

Kerstin Fagervall

Head of Studios, Conference and Event, Film Coordinator

Elena Rosand

Conference, Event and Place booking

Kristina Hagos

Project Manager, Conference & Event

Subtopia Klump

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Culture Incubator

Description:

Klump is an incubator and a workspace for innovation and ideas. It is a space where entrepreneurs develop their visions into sustainable companies in the cultural, social and creative industries. 

Participants:

Martin Q Larsson

Incubator Manager

Sundsvalls Kulturskola / Sundsvall municipality

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Arts school

Description:

Arts school of Sundsvall municipality. 

Participants:

Camilla Sterner

Coordinator Skapande skola

Swedish Performing Arts Coalition / Scensverige / Swedish ITI

Sweden - with 100 other centres around the world

Type of organisation:

Members org, working to promote art across borders

Description:

We arrange the Swedish Performing Arts Biennial – Sweden’s largest performing arts event. We produce and run the international network Proud Performing Arts, focusing on LGBTQIA artists and orgs working actively with those perspectives. We host Swedstage together with ASSITEJ, a pitch event for Swedish prods. We are non profit, and collaborate with Swedish Embassies, Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Institute and more. 

Participants:

Ulricha Johnson

Managing Director

Cecilia Suhaid Gustafsson

Project Manager

Sandra Karlung

Coordinator

Teatercentrum

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Trade and employer organization

Description:

Teatercentrum is a trade and employer organization for the independent professional performing arts. We represent nearly 100 independent theatre companies, who carry out 10 000 performances to an audience of 700 000 people every year. 

Participants:

Marcus Lilliecrona

Regional manager

Teatro da Didascália / Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival

Portugal

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Teatro da Didascália is a cultural cooperative founded in 2008. Its activity unfolds between the creation of transdisciplinary artistic projects and the programming and hosting of other artistic projects: in its space of creation and programming, fAUNA, in the meeting Territórios Dramáticos, and in the Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival. It is designed to develop between the public and the conventional space, in a logic of relationship with the socio-cultural dynamics of its territories. 

Participants:

Cláudia Berkeley

General Coordinator and Director, Programmer

Bruno Martins

Artistic Director, Programmer

Teatro della Tosse / Andersen festival

Italy

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre.

Description:

Teatro della Tosse is a company theatre and an art foundation that produces and invites shows. Andersen festival is a street festival with a section dedicated to circus and nouveau cirque. 

Participants:

Marina Petrillo

Organization and artistic direction

Teatronas

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival. Circus Centre.

Description:

Teatronas is an organisation that works in the fields of theatre and circus. It is the organiser of “Cirkuliacija” festival – the festival that brings contemporary circus into different post-Soviet neighbourhoods of Kaunas – and since last October also opened the first contemporary circus centre in Lithuania: “Cirko Sapiens”. 

Participants:

Gildas Aleksa

Artistic director

Renida Baltrušaitytė

Project manager

Monika Citvaraitė-Lansbergienė

Head of Circus Centre

The Finnish Institute in Estonia

Estonia

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

The Finnish Institute in Estonia maintains, develops, and strengthens Finnish–Estonian cultural cooperation in different fields of art, education, and society. We promote opportunities for performing artists between Finland and the Baltic countries with TelepART mobility support. 

Participants:

Karoliina Korpilahti

Head of programme (culture)

TINFO - Theatre Info Finland

Finland

Type of organisation:

International info point of professional theatre art

Description:

TINFO produces theatre statistics, conducts reports, and processes and analyses data. Our mentoring helps theatre professionals increase their international mobility and find partners. TINFO’s activities enhance awareness of Finnish plays and performing arts. TINFO is a reliable and experienced expert partner of all kind of cooperation. TINFO is the national centre of the ITI – International Theatre Institute. 

Participants:

Jukka Hyde Hytti

Theatre producer, international affairs

TOHU

Canada

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre.

Description:

TOHU is North America’s premier presenter of contemporary circus. Through its annual season; its iconic summer festival, Montréal Complètement Cirque; and its International Contemporary Circus Market, the MICC TOHU introduces audiences and professionals alike to the newest creations in contemporary circus by companies emerging out of Montréal’s famed circus community as well as from across Québec, Canada, and the globe. TOHU presents work in its signature round venue); in public space; and in partner venues around the city. 

Participants:

Ruth Wikler

‎Deputy Director of Programming, Circus Arts

Täby municipality

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

In Täby municipality there are two venues excellent for circus performances, Tibble teater and Kulturscenen/Täby kulturhus. We program shows for pre-schools, schools and adults. In late summer we have an outdoor circus festival. 

Participants:

Margreth Elfström

Programmer

Umeå teaterförening

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

As early as 1934 Umeå Teaterförening was founded as one of the first theater associations in Sweden at that time. We are a part of Riksteatern, an idea based cultural organization with over 35,000 dedicated members. We arrange most of the theater, dance and circus performances in Umeå. We present performances all year round, produce the magazine Rajden and operate the ticket office Biljettcentrum. We have more than 1 700 members and are the largest theater association in Sweden. 

Participants:

Anders Ålander

Manager

Stefan Lidström

Producer

Upsala-Circus

Russia

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Upsala-Circus is a center for new circus in St. Petersburg. We implement circus-based programmes for vulnerable social groups (at-risk youngsters and children with special needs), professional target groups (young circus artists, educators) and broad public (families, preschool children). We provide both the location and the method to make contemporary circus a preferable cultural choice of the citizens. 

Participants:

Vera Zhukova

Development manager

Larisa Afanaseva

Art-Director

Ute Classen Kulturmanagement

Germany

Type of organisation:

Production / Communication / Administration

Description:

Performing arts services. Specialized on contemporary circus. Working with experience, knowledge and passion. A bit more than just agent. 

Participants:

Ute Classen

Manager

Vallentuna Kultur

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Municipality owned culture house and theatre. Houses a library and presents program for all ages including theatre, circus, film, exhibitions and lectures. 

Participants:

Charlotta Burlin

Producer

Visaginas Cultural Centre

Lithuania

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre. Cultural Center.

Description:

Municipal multifunctional cultural centre that embraces various activities, including performing arts – in Visaginas, a town with well-developed traditions of sports acrobatics, a contemporary circus festival and marvelous nature surroundings. 

Participants:

Audronis Imbrasas

Acting Director (CEO)

Jūratė Leinartaitė

Head of Department of Cultural Activities

VSIA Rīgas cirks

Latvia

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Rīgas cirks, the national circus arts center of Latvia, is a multifunctional arts center that works towards offering relevant and current circus shows to wider audiences, as well as promoting the development and availability of circus arts in Latvia and the Baltics. With headquarters in a permanent circus building more than 130 years old, it creates, hosts, and welcomes a variety of circus, music, theater, dance, and other interdisciplinary art form events. A main focus is to improve the circus art ecosystem in Latvia. 

Participants:

Mārtiņš Ķibers

Artistic director

Ieva Ozoliņa

Curator

Māra Pāvula

Head of strategic development

Liene Pērkone

Member of the board

Västra Götaland Region Dep. of Culture

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

Västra Götaland Region, Department of Culture (Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling, Västra Götalandsregionen) is a public administration for support and development of the arts and culture in the west of Sweden. 

Participants:

Karin Skierus

Circus coordinator

Angelica Hadzikostas

Managing Director, Department of Culture and Arts

Lotta Eldh

Theatre coordinator

Västra Götaland Region, Dep. of Regional Development

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

Region Västra Götaland is a funding body for performing arts and other cultural organisations in the west of Sweden, Gothenburg region. 

Participants:

Marian Söderholm

Regional development officer for performing arts

Wildtopia

Denmark

Type of organisation:

Festival. Agent.

Description:

Wildtopia started up as a need to develop the way performing arts is working internationally. Now, in its manifesting 3rd year, the company is both the platform for an International Digital First Performing Arts Festival – RE:LOCATION – happening spring 2021, international strategy consultancy, workshop facilitation, agency and production company, a.o. producer of Danish showcase at EdFringe which is presented by the Danish Arts Foundation. 

Participants:

Karen Toftegaard

Managing director and creative producer

Young Dance Market

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

Young Dance Market is an international showcase for dance for young audiences. It’s being organized in Malmö, Sweden every two years. Next edition will take place on May 10-11 2021. We present Swedish and Nordic dance for YA to international presenters. 

Participants:

Lars Garpenfeldt

CEO

Zomer van Antwerpen

Belgium

Type of organisation:

Festival, venue/theatre, workplace and residency

Description:

We’re a multidisciplinary summer season for a broad audience reaching 300,000 people in 2 months. It is a site-specific festival of festivals with over 800 activities and we also present long runs (10 to 20 shows per project) of circus in an in-situ setting. We are focusing on family audience and reach over 40,000 people with our circus program. 

Participants:

Patrick de Groote

Concept and program

Swedish Institute

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business. 

Participants:

Anders Öhrn

Project manager

Huddinge municipality, Strategic Department for Culture

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Municipal Administration

Description:

Participants:

Mirja Timmerlid

Cultural coordinator

Ella Rudfeldt

Trainee

Kontrapunkt Festival

Poland

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

KONTRAPUNKT Festival in Szczecin is one of the oldest theatre festivals in Poland. The main part of the programme is small scale works. It is open to various forms of performing art. Every year the programme includes selected works from abroad (recently from Spain, France, Belgium, UK, Israel, South Korea). Apart from indoors shows, we present outdoor projects and performances. The programme often included various educational components – addressed to various age and social groups. 

Participants:

Dagmara Gumkowska

Artistic Board Member

Swedish Arts Council

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Funding body

Description:

Swedish Arts Council 

Participants:

Raphaële Choppin

Administrator Dance and Circus

Annette Taranto Fuller

Administrator Dance and Circus. Regional performing arts issues.

Hågelbyparken

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Hågelbyparken is a park located in Botkyrka in Stockholm, with rural outdoor environments and unique cultural-historical buildings, created by the telephone manufacturer and innovator LM Ericsson in the beginning of 20th century. Today it is a place for different kinds of events as well as a place for relaxation and recreation. We have both indoor- and outdoor venues where we arrange festivals, dance, children’s theater, exhibitions and more. I am managing the programming of events in the park. 

Participants:

Louise Ideberg

Programming and events

Tollhaus e.V. / ATOLL Festival

Germany

Type of organisation:

Festival. Venue/theatre.

Description:

Tollhaus is a socio-cultural centre at Karlsruhe, Germany. Located in an old abattoir which is now used for creative industries, we run two stages and a residency space. A multigenre programmation – from concerts of all kinds of music to dance, theatre, comedy and circus art. In September we are organizing ATOLL, the festival for contemporary circus art. Beside this programming Tollhaus co-produces creations in circus art, offers workshops, forums and exhibitions for various cultural, political and social themes round the year. 

Participants:

Bernd Belschner

General manager

JONK! Scenkonst / JONK! Performing Arts

Sweden

Type of organisation:

A platform to establish contemporary circus and cross over art forms, through performances, residencies, master classes, circus school, site specifics

Description:

A platform for performing arts, concentrating in establishing the contemporary circus in the region of Jönköping, through residencies, performances, site specifics, circus school, workshops and master classes. We cooperate on many levels and with many different partners, to be able to present circus and cross over art forms to old & new audiences, both in established venues as well as in the countryside or neighbourhoods with few options to see culture. We work inside and out doors, trying to get a strong local engagement wherever we present our work. 

Participants:

Hellen Smitterberg

Artistic director/Project leader

Ida Davidsson

Project leader

Göteborgs Kulturkalas

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

One of the biggest festivals in the North. 

Participants:

Birte Niederhaus

Artistic director

Kristofferscenen

Sweden

Type of organisation:

Venue/theatre

Description:

Kristofferscenen is a circus venue in Stockholm with audience seats for 600 persons, a stage of 12 x 14 m., with 12 m height. In cooperation with multiple partners, Kristofferscenen is responding to the need to highlight, increase access, and opportunities to more circus artists/companies emerging from Sweden to be presented in Stockholm. Due to the pandemic our activities are on hold, we look forward to a fresh re-start! Supported by the City of Stockholm and the Swedish Art Council. 

Participants:

Eduardo Cardozo Hidalgo

Artist

Aurora Nova

Germany

Type of organisation:

Agent

Description:

Aurora Nova is a theatre booking agency and consultancy firm based in Berlin. It specializes in bringing physical theatre, contemporary circus and new theatrical formats to festivals and venues worldwide. It also provides tailor made programming solutions to theatre professionals. The company represents a growing roster of highly artistic yet universally entertaining shows. 

Participants:

Claudius Bensch

Booking Agent & Producer

Atoll Festival

Germany

Type of organisation:

Festival

Description:

International festival for contemporary circus art. 

Participants:

Stefan Schoenfeld

Programmer