International group of participants is defined

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. The project also proposes moments for the audience to experience those new languages and concepts with live performances, especially in the partner countries. Is a cooperation project that expects to develop a new European vision dedicated to the capacity building process for emerging contemporary circus artists looking for innovative works, trends and languages in Europe, with special focus on countries with a lack of high-level circus education and reduced recognition of the circus domain in the field of contemporary arts.

Following the international open call, BETA CIRCUS has received 160 eligible applications from 28 different countries, representing very different backgrounds, experiences and motivations. The quality of the candidate’s profiles is highly relevant for the possible inputs for the group that will be selected for the development of the programme. After the shortlisting of 27 candidates, group interviews were organized in order to better know the candidates, the motivations and availability to work in a large team.

A group of 12 candidates is now selected in order to integrate the final group of international participants that will follow the full capacity building programme. All the candidates were duly notified, and agreements will be done with the final group. If any selected candidate decides to not sign the agreement a candidate from the backup list will be contacted for replacement. 

Soon, the final profiles of the participant group will be released on the participants section of the project website.