BETA CIRCUS aims to address new trends in contemporary circus and to offset the lack of opportunities for artists to get trained at a high professional level.
‘BETA CIRCUS Participatory experience’ aims to create a European transnational opportunity to explore the participatory circus as a future trend that can engage the public in circus’ creative process, letting audiences become co-authors, editors, and observers of artistic work.
BETA CIRCUS Participatory experience activities are scheduled in between 2023 and 2025, taking place in 4 European countries: Italy, Latvia, Portugal and Serbia. The methodology is divided into 2 main steps: first the participants will join 2 artistic laboratories (3 days each) and after the capacity building actions each artistic collective will join a local artistic organisation to implement an artistic experience in one partner country, with the support of one expert mentor (~3 weeks).
BETA CIRCUS Participatory experience is open to:
- Individuals or circus arts collectives (up to 4 people) with or without experience in participatory circus but interested to join the participatory arts methodology and test it applied to circus arts. Applications will be accepted from all the European Union countries, as well as other countries currently eligible for Creative Europe Programme.
- Artistic collectives (up to 4 people) from Italy, Latvia, Portugal and Serbia with experience in participatory arts and interested to join the project and test it applied to circus arts.
Each selected participant (single artist or group) will attend without costs the capacity building programme of BETA CIRCUS Participatory experience, as well as the mentoring programme with the designated expert mentor. The project covers travel expenses for designated activities (up to 300€ per person per trip), accommodation, and meals for the artistic laboratories. BETA CIRCUS partners will pay 3500€ to each selected artistic proposal.