CircusInfo Finland actively participates in several international and domestic collaboration projects, which focus on creating opportunities for professionals on the field.

On-going international projects

SZENEfrei 2017–2019

SZENEfrei is a three year project promoting Finnish circus, dance and performance art in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2017–2019. Projects supports Finnish performances visiting German-speaking Europe, boosts expert visits to Finland and organizes networking events for Finnish performing art professionals.

SZENEfrei is coordinated by the Finnish Institute in Germany (Finnland-Institute in Deutschland) and its partners include CircusInfo Finland, Dance Info Finland and Eskus – Performance Center. The project is supported by Kone Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

NuoraNORD 2018

NuoraNORD project is aimed at young Baltic and Nordic circus companies struggling in becoming established. Coordinated by CircusInfo Finland, the project focuses in providing the young circus companies with knowledge and skills on strategic thinking and planning as well as long-term sustainable development. Other project partners are Pievilcigas pilsetvides biedriba / Re Riga! Festival in Latvia, Menu spaustuve / Arts Printing House in Lithuania, Manegen in Sweden and Baltic-Nordic Circus Network.

The project is carried out through workshops during the year 2018. In total four workshops will be arranged, one in each partner country. From each country, two producers or artists will take part in all the workshops. The project creates new international connections between participating producers and artists, thus, it lays a solid ground also for future collaboration.The project is supported by Nordic Culture Point.

Other projects

NuoraMentors 2017–18

The project “NuoraMentors” tackles the everyday problematics of independent circus companies working without permanent funding in Finland. The project is targeted both for artists and producers alike and strives at strengthening the networks within the field. The backbone of the project lies in artistic or productional mentoring for young circus companies. NuoraMentors is based on the good practices of a former project in 2015–16. NuoraMentors is supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Read more >>

A worldwide platform for circus arts research: Circus Arts Research Platform

CircusInfo Finland together with three other resource centres of circus, participates in an international project, that develops accessibility to information on circus research worldwide. The project is designed as a resource platform for scholars, students, and professionals interested in circus arts studies. It also mediates information regarding academic circus arts research for anyone interested. The Circus Arts Research Platform is an initiative of Centre national des arts du Cirque (France), École Nationale de Cirque (Canada), Circuscentrum (Belgium) and CircusInfo Finland in collaboration with researchers all over the world, for widening the reachability of knowledge regarding academic research in circus arts. The platform can now be searched online at