BNCN Dramatic Fields applications are open 6.–29.8.2021

Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus, Cirkus Syd ja Arts Printing House käynnistävät uuden alle 30-vuotiaille sirkusammattilaisille suunnatun BNCN-projektin, jossa perehdytään harvemmin käsiteltyyn aiheeseen: sirkuksen dramaturgiaan. Online-seminaarista ja kahdesta hybridimallisesta työpajasta koostuvaan kokonaisuuteen voi osallistua joko jokaisella tapaamiskerralla tai halutessaan vain yksittäiseen osioon. Haku on käynnissä nyt ja päättyy 29. elokuuta!

Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) partners Cirkus Syd (SWE), Cirko – Center for New Circus (FIN) and Arts Printing House (LTU) are looking for under 30-year-old professional circus artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries to participate in the Dramatic Fields project in 2021–2022. The project explores together with the participants the structures and practices of meaning making in circus, ie. circus dramaturgy.

Dramatic Fields consists of an online kick-off seminar and two workshops that are organised in a hybrid format where the local area participants can participate in person on location and participants from other countries can attend online. The participants will be actively involved in forming the content of the workshops based on topics they find important to deal with in relation to contemporary circus dramaturgy. Dramatic Fields workshops are facilitated by Jarkko Lehmus, dramaturg and producer of Cirko – Center for New Circus (FIN).

The main criteria for selection of the participants are age (all participants have to be under 30), gender equality, geographical coverage and professionalism. Ideally we are looking for participants that can commit to all of the project activities, however one day tickets are also available.

Apply to the project by filling in the application form (link opens on another website) and writing a motivational letter based on the following questions and send it via email as a PDF-file to by 29.8.2021.

  • What do you think is specific in the aesthetics of contemporary circus in the Nordics and Baltics?
  • What are the key issues in the society you find important to deal with at the moment?
  • How are you planning to deal with these issues through your art?
  • What kind of facilitation would you like to have to further articulate the possible answers to the previous questions?

Participation fees

30€ Baltic participants full programme           
40€ Nordic participants full programme       
10€ One day ticket

BNCN can offer travel bursary for participating artists in need of financial support:
10 x 50€ for Helsinki & Vilnius respectively. Please enquire about the project and the travel bursary via email from


Seminar & workshop content meeting @ Zoom 15.9.2021 10-13 EET
Online kick-off seminar @ Cirko, Helsinki / Zoom 26.10.2021 10-15 EET
1st workshop @ Cirko, Helsinki / Zoom 27.-29.10.2021 10-15 EET
2nd workshop @ APH, Vilnius / Zoom 17.-19.3.2022 10-15 EET