Newsletter Circostrada Network – December 2012

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Newsletter Circostrada Network – December 2012                                                                                                         en
Call for applications : Be Festival

Companies from across Europe can apply to perform at BE FESTIVAL. You can apply either with a finished show or with a piece that is still in development. Performances at BE can be no longer than 30 minutes, so some pieces may need to be adapted. The ethos of the festival is to cross borders, so the programme will present work that crosses borders (linguistic, cultural, artistic) and which inspires people of all nationalities.

The deadline is 11 January 2013 and to be considered, please send a video of your work in rehearsal or performance (ideally as a link) and a fully-completed application form.

For more information : befestival.org

European Day of Artistic Creativity

12 European cities and institutions, partaking in the “Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” have recently launched the “European Day of Artistic Creativity” initiative, which will take place on March 21, 2013.

The members of this network are aware of the importance of promoting creativity as a basic element for individual development and for the creation of a European identity. The objective is to celebrate once a year, and at a European level, artistic creativity with open activities in museums, public and private cultural institutions, visual arts centres, art schools, galleries, educational centres, etc.

The objective of this new and original initiative is to promote a creativity in the broad sense of the world, understanding that it can be found in different fields of art. Thus it will be proved that creativity is an attitude, and a skill present in the human being, which can be fostered, stimulated and enriched by means of a huge variety of strategies.

Find out more here : www.europeandayofartisticcreativity.eu

Call for projects : L’Entorse

For the preparation of the next edition of its arts and sports festival (spring, 2014 – Lille, Eurometropole and Region Nord-Pas de Calais), l’Entorse launches a call for project proposals directed to the artists, art or sports structures, and public bodies.
The theme : Aquatic / Aerial
All the artistic and sports disciplines are concerned. The proposals are to be sent before January 14th, 2013.

For more information : entorse.org/#programme

Stockholm Fringe Festival calling for artists

Stockholm Fringe Fest (Stoff) are now looking for proposals from emerging artists whose work challenges and questions conventional artistic forms to perform at Stoff 2013 (21 – 24 August). Stoff is a festival that aims to support and promote cutting edge theatre and performance making. The festival is foremost focused on promoting artists who have not yet found their feet in the industry however we also welcome submissions from established groups/individuals who promote innovation in their artistic work.

For more information : stockholmfringe.com

Brave Kids 2013 – Call for partners

Brave Kids, an educational program for kids from all over the world, is currently looking for groups of young artists who want to take part in Brave Kids in June/July 2013 in Poland together with kids from all over the world.

Brave Kids is for talented kids who regularly gather in their local environment to practice their traditions and any kind of performing arts and are open to share their skills with the peers from different part of the world during three- week workshops in Poland.

Through participation in artistic workshops during which they work together, the children have a chance to teach each other and learn from each other. The goal is to put children in the centre of the learning process – so they are both teachers and students.

For more information : bravefestival.pl

IETM Dublin 2013 – Open call

Project Arts Centre and the local IETM Dublin 2013 team are inviting proposals from performing arts professionals living and working on the island of Ireland across both the content and artistic programmes of the IETM Spring Plenary meeting in Dublin (11 – 14 April 2013).

Each Plenary is centred on a loose theme, and the theme for IETM Dublin 2013 is ‘Trust’ – at all levels, from the relationships between artistic collaborators, funders and audience, right up to the relationships between government, society and individual citizens.

The aim is to invite proposals which will create opportunities for Irish artists and makers to engage with their peers from across the IETM membership of 500 organisations and individuals from 50 different countries. IETM is not a marketplace to sell shows but rather an opportunity to introduce the working practices as well as social and cultural environments of Irish artists to international performing arts professionals. Deadline : 4 December.

For more information : www.projectartscentre.ie

Volunteer trainers wanted for Circus Kathmandu

Volunteer trainers are currently being sought for Circus Kathmandu, a professional company comprised of people who’ve been through the social circus programme Sapana, a project that works with Nepalese young people who were trafficked or displaced into India and subsequently rescued by the Esther Benjamins Trust. Many of these children were sold into Indian circuses and forced to perform, and the purpose of Sapana and Circus Kathmandu is to give a creative/positive experience of circus training while providing them with the tools to develop a professional career.

Highly skilled circus, aerial and acrobatic trainers (particularly those specialising in straps, hand-to-hand and partner work) are currently being sought to work with Circus Kathmandu January-March 2013. Ideal placements will be 10-12 weeks working towards a fundraising performance at the end of March 2013. Volunteers will work with Circus Kathmandu’s creative director Ali Williams (of NoFit State). Food, accommodation and local travel is covered. If you’re interested in volunteering there’s more information and an application form here.

For more information : circuskathmandu.com


 

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