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Circus networks

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectCircus networks
Number of the ProjectKU-CB2-005
Project Promoter


Project Partner from Donor State


Czech Partner



Project duration (phase of the project): 09/2022 – 02/2024

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Target group: Young adults (18-29), artists, civil society organizations

Web pages:
FB: @cirqueon
FB: @cirkonet
IG: @cirqueoncz

Total Eligible Costs

61 849 EUR


50 000 EUR (81 %)

Project description:

The aim of the project is to strengthen and professionalize two platforms (networks) – CIRKONET and The Association of Contemporary Circus Professionals - dedicated to the development of contemporary circus in the Czech Republic. Each of the two represents a different area of contemporary circus, exhibits a different membership base, and has different needs.

The project will intend to dynamically kick-start the activities of both networks and implement a number of activities in support of the development of contemporary circus. Key activities include the development of an Analysis of the Current State of Contemporary Circus in the Czech Republic from the perspective of circus education on the one hand and from the perspective of artistic and production activity on the other; the analysis will identify the most significant challenges and needs in the field while also seeking to continuously facilitate the resolution of identified issues within both networks.  Both platforms will also offer a range of live activities, meetings, and workshops – both for their members and for the general public.

CIRKONET is a Czech-Slovak network of circus educators active in youth and social circus, where circus techniques are used in working with children and young people as well as with persons with disabilities (social, medical or psychological).

The Association of Contemporary Circus Professionals is an emerging platform designed to bring together Czech circus professionals: artists, producers, and promoters.