CIRCollaborative Tools is a European project that brings together 9 partners from the contemporary circus field and the digital field in 2017-2019: La Grainerie (France), La Central del Circ (Spain), Cirqueon (Czech Republic), Festival Circolo (the Netherlands), Ideagorà (Italy), Espace Catastrophe (Belgium), Arts Printing House (Lithuania), Ekito (France), The Hungarian Juggling Association - MZSE (Hungary).
The project aims to develop collaborative work and the use of digital tools in our professional practices and in the artistic field through action-training workshop sessions and full-scale experiments.
Artistic Labs program
One of the goals of the CIRCollaborative Tools project is to experiment digital collaborative tools (shared files, Trello, Slack, remote work applications, open white boards, etc.) during the artistic creation and research process.
To do this, two artistic research laboratories (Labs) will be organized in 2018:
• from July 23rd to 27th in Arts Printing House in Vilnius (Lithuania)
• from August 20th to 24th in Cirqueon in Prague (Czech Republic)
Travels, accommodation and food are covered by the project within the limits of the Eramus+ unit costs.
Sven Demey will lead the Labs as an artistic director, supported by an outside eye specialised in digital tools. He was the former artistic director of Circo Vertigo, who used to teach at École Nationale de Cirque in Montréal, is teaching at Ésac since 2004, and has been involved in circus pedagogical research actions.
During the Labs, the artists will have the opportunity to work individually and collectively on their artistic vocabulary, experimenting with digital collaborative tools in the framework of their artistic research processes together with the other participants and the artistic director. The Labs will involve remote work, using tools as Rekall or Hudl Technique to improve their individual work with the help of the group.
• Each Lab will involve 12 artists. Each artist will participate in only one Lab, and can apply to one or both, according to his/her availability. The presence is required during the 5 full days of the Lab, arriving the night before the beginning of the Lab, and leaving after the end of the last day of work.
• The participants should apply as individual artists. They can be professionals as well as circus school students.
• They should be based in France, Spain, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania or Hungary.
• The circus disciplines represented in the Labs will depend on the technical conditions of the hosting venues and on the composition of the groups of participants.
• Participants should be able to understand and express themselves in English, and be interested in using digital and collaborative tools in the development of their artistic work methods.
• Travels, accommodation and food are covered by the project within the limits of the Eramus+ unit costs.
Application deadline May 8th, 2018
Selection results End of May 2018
Contacts and informations
We invite you to contact your national contact point of the CIRCollaborative Tools project:
FR - La Grainerie
Hélène Métailié - email@example.com
Maud Thomas - firstname.lastname@example.org
BE - Espace Catastrophe
Catherine Magis - email@example.com
CZ - Cirqueon
Sarka Marsikova - firstname.lastname@example.org
IT - Ideagorà
Fabrizio Gavosto - email@example.com
HU - Hungarian Juggling Association - MZSE
Julianna Kollányi - firstname.lastname@example.org
LT - Arts Printing House
Gabrielé Ivanauskaité - email@example.com
NL - Festival Circolo
Wendy Moonen - firstname.lastname@example.org
ES - La Central del Circ
Nini Gorzerino - email@example.com
CIRCollaborative Tools is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.