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. 12 participants will be selected for an international capacity building programme in new trends for circus arts, with focus on new magic, to be promoted in between May 2021 and March 2022 with training weeks in Serbia, Italy, Portugal and Latvia.
BETA CIRCUS training is open to participants with a broad band background in the artistic fields [magic, illusionism, circus, dance, theatre, visual arts, scenography, and others]. No age limit is defined; however the participants may demonstrate a strong motivation to develop something new or innovative in their artistic careers. Applications will be accepted from all the European Union countries, as well other countries currently eligible for Creative Europe Programme.
BETA CIRCUS expects to select a distinguished group with 12 differentiated profiles responding to the criteria of emerging in the field of arts, including turning points and motivations to change careers in the definition of “emerging”. The participants will be selected based on their education and professional background, balanced with the motivations to integrate the project and learn new skills. The selection will focus on diversity of backgrounds and the motivations of the applicants, looking also for the specificities of an international project based on mobility, where the ability to work in big international teams should be a mandatory requirement. Age range, gender balance and European geography diversity will be also taken in consideration in the last phase of the selection methodology.
Selected participants will attend without costs the full capacity building programme of BETA CIRCUS, and the programme will cover the participants expenses, including travels [international flights and local transports at destination], accommodation in the hosting cities and meals [breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the project dates. In addition, participants will benefit from an international visibility and network provided by the project partners and communication, creating opportunities for their careers.
More information, full conditions and application form are available through BETA CIRCUS website. Application are accepted until 15th December 2020.