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Resources & Links

Training places, residencies and more can also be found on our

Training places, residencies and more can also be found on our Map of Germany!

 

Our partners

Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste - The BUZZ is an associate member of the Federal Association of Free Performing Arts.

Allianz der Freien Künste – The BUZZ is a member of the Alliance of Free Arts.

Kreativ Transfer – The BUZZ is a cooperation partner of the Kreativ Transfer program.

Manifest des zeitgenössischen Zirkus – The BUZZ is co-author of the manifesto of contemporary circus.

DIE VIELEN – The BUZZ is co-signatory of the Berlin Declaration DIE VIELEN.

Netzwerk Circostrada – The BUZZ is an active member of the European Circostrada network (European Platform for information, research and professional exchange).

 

Festivals

Circus festivals and other festivals that program contemporary circus in Germany: see Mapping

Mapping of Circostrada with circus and street theatre festivals European wide and worldwide: https://data.circostrada.org/en/places-of-diffusion/festivals/

Festivals of the Berlin scene and international festivals in Berlin: Performing Arts Programme Guide

Organizations and networks

https://www.artcena.fr/le-centre-national/missions – ARTCENA: Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre (French centre for circus, street art and theatre)

http://www.fedec.eu/en/ – FEDEC: European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (European network of professional circus schools)

www.circusnow.org – Circus Now (American initiative for the recognition of contemporary circus as an art form)

https://circusartsresearchplatform.com – CARP: circus arts research platform (international collaboration between circus networks and researchers)

https://www.ietm.org/en – IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts)

https://artbutfair.org/ – art but fair (international movement for fair working conditions and appropriate salary in performing arts and music)

http://netzwerk-zirkus.de/ - Netzwerk Zirkus (for a dialogue about circus in Germany)

https://www.bag-zirkus.de/ – Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Zirkuspädagogik (Federal association of circus pedagogy)

https://cinars.org/en/cinars  CINARS ((Montreal organizationforthe support of performing arts) 

https://procirque.ch/de/  Pro Cirque(Swiss association of circus artists) 

https://www.forum-neuer-zirkus.de/  Forum Neuer Zirkus (exchange platform for discussions and further development of the art form) 

https://balticnordiccircus.com/  BNCN (Baltic Nordic Circus Network) (Baltic Nordic Circus Network) 

https://www.koalition-der-freien-szene-berlin.de/  Coalition of the free scene (coalition to strengthen the free scene in Berlin) -- - 

 

Information and consultation offers

http://performyourart.com/ – Perform your art (worldwide mapping with training types, training and further education locations, teaching, workshops, residences, venues, festivals,…)

http://wievermarkteichmich.wordpress.com/ – (marketing & PR coaching)

www.circopedia.org/ – Circopedia (Encyclopedia of international circus)

https://www.touring-artists.info/home/ – Touring Artists (information portal for internationally mobile artists and creatives)

www.on-the-move.org – On the Move (information network for cultural mobility)

https://www.fuer-gruender.de/wissen/existenzgruendung-planen/recht-und-steuern/rechtsform/gbr-gruenden/ – for founders (information on the foundation of a GbR)

https://ramp-up.me/ – Ramp-up.me (information on organization of events accessible for handicapped people)

http://pap.papberlin.de/freie-szene-kompass/ – free scene compass (list of important partners for the free scene in Berlin)

www.kuenstlerrat.de – Künstlerrat (artist consultation)

www.fairsicherung.de – Fairsicherung (association of insurance companies)

https://www.seneca-intensiv.de/yellow-september.html – Yellow September (seminars on production and management in Berlin)

http://pap.papberlin.de/beratung-orientierung/beratungsstelle-mentoring/expertinnen/jana-korb/  PAP Berlin: Jana Korb (contact person for contemporary circus) 

https://www.kulturboerse-freiburg.de/de/  IKF (Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg / International cultural Exchange Freiburg) 

 

Funding opportunities

Important links for the search for funding can be found here

https://callforkunst.de/ – Call for Kunst (portal for open calls)

Projects

www.kreativkultur.org – Kreativkultur: Circus Development (international production company for circus)

http://rawart.ua/en/#about – Raw Art (contemporary circus project in Ukraine)

http://laborcirque-zak.com/ – circus lab (project of Neuer Zirkus)

http://activonga.com/ – Activonga (platform for aerial acrobatics, pole and contorsion)

http://www.iugte.com/projects/physicaltheatre – IUGTE (International physical theatre lab)

https://www.uni-muenster.de/Kulturpoetik/zirkuswissenschaft/konferenz/index.html - circus / science (conferences)

https://www.theaterwissenschaft.unibe.ch/ueber_uns/aktuell/zirkusaufbrueche_in_der_schweiz_der_1980er_jahre/index_ger.html – circus beginnings in Switzerland of the 1980s, Mirjam Hildbrand in conversation with Ueli Hirzel

 

News and reviews

www.thecircusdiaries.com – the circus diaries (English blog about contemporary circus)

https://www.nachtkritik.de/ – Nachtkritik (independent, supraregional theatre columnist online)

https://www.circusdialogue.com/open-letters-circus-1 – "Open letters to Circus" (German)

tadaamagazin.de Tadaa – Magazine for contemporary circus published in Germany

http://hideawaycircus.com/podcast  Hide Away Circus (Podcast on Thema circus) 

https://circustalk.com/news/category/podcast  Circus talk Podcasts 

https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/der-theaterpodcast.3487.de.html  Deutschlandfunk Kultur: The Theatre Podcast 

https://circustalk.com/ – Circus talk (Online informationplatform for the international circus community) 

 

Research, studies and publications

Lektüren des Zeitgenössischen Zirkus. Ein Modell zur text-kontext-orientierten Aufführungsanalyse – study of Franziska Trapp

http://pap.papberlin.de/fileadmin/user_upload/BQ/PAP_Handbuch_Freies_Arbeiten.pdf – manual of free working (working structures in the free performing arts)

https://bundesverband-zeitgenoessischer-zirkus.de/2020/01/31/study-the-situation-of-circus-in-europe-2/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=buzznewsletter-februar-marz-2020_11 – “the situation of circus in EU Member States” (study of January 2020 on the current situation of circus in the European Union)

http://www.zirkuswissenschaft.de – Circus | Science (anchoring of circus as research subject in the context of university research)

https://www3.hhu.de/wuk/in-2-minuten/ – between science & art – online journal

Bachelor's thesisBekanntheit des deutschen Zirkusses" by Ronja Siewert

"Zirkus, ein wandlungsfähiges Genre. Ein geschichtlicher Rückblick aus kunstwissenschaftlicher Perspektive" by Andreas Bartl, Heft Zirkus Heute, November 2014) pdf

“Semiotik in Neuem Zirkus: ‚Upside Down’ – die Deformierung der Virtuosität“ by Andree Wenzel: pdf

„Zeitgenössischer Zirkus: Portrait der Zirkusschule The Circus Space in London“ Wissenschaftliche Hausarbeit am Lehrstuhl für Sportpädagogik München. Author: Valérie Marsac pdf

Zeitung des Deutschen Kulturrats Ausgabe 03/13 Thema Zirkus & Artistik: pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/moving-beyond-the-big-tent.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0 - short article on the situation of contemporary circus in The United States (English)

http://www.svenrindfleisch.de/cz/lt_Circus_als_Kultur_270712.pdf – essay: „Circus als Kultur – in Deutschland undenkbar?“

https://www.bbsr.bund.de/BBSR/DE/veroeffentlichungen/sonderveroeffentlichungen/2016/freiraum-fibel.html  Freiraum-Fibel (room for manoeuvre and legal framework for the use of free spaces) 

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