Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) is a collaborative network of 17 circus arts organisations in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

The network works to strengthen the regional collaboration and development of the circus sector. BNCN  organise activities that aim to support the circus field in the Baltic-Nordic countries at large. From workshops to seminars to international residencies – for both artists and industry professionals focus on skills development, best practice, increased knowledge and cooperation as well as cultural and national identity.

BNCN’s ultimate aim is to increase visibility of contemporary circus practise in the Baltic and Nordic region as well as increasing cooperation between circus organisations in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

Between 2017-19 BNCN is hosted by Manegen – the national organisation for circus, variety & street performance in Sweden. Members range from artists, companies, producers, creators and students from Sweden’s largest players such as Subtopia, Cirkus Cirkör and University for Dance and Circus including smaller companies and solo artists.

Manegen collects and represents circus, variety and street performance and improves professionals’ working terms and conditions.



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BNCN is funded by