Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) is a collaborative network of 20 circus arts organisations in the Baltic and Nordic countries.

The network works to strengthen the regional collaboration and development of the circus sector. BNCN organises activities which 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.

Network Coordinator and staff
The network has one member of staff acting as Coordinator working via the hosting organisation and with the members to manage all strategies, activities, projects and communication.
Current coordinator – Giedrė Putramentaitė. You can reach her at

Hosting organisation

Between 2023-2025 BNCN is hosted by Teatronas (LT) and the co-hosted by various members.

Between 2020-2022 BNCN is co-hosted by Cirkus Syd (SE) and Riga Cirks (LV).
Between 2017-2019 BNCN was hosted by Manegen (SE)
Between 2014-2016 BNCN was hosted by CircusInfo Finland (FI)

Steering committee
Since 2019 BNCN has a steering committee.  Members of steering committee are individuals active in the network (not organisations).
In 2019 the steering committee consisted of Lotta Vaulo (FI), Anna Ljungqvist (SE) and Mara Pavula (LV), Gry Lambertsen (DK).
2020-2021 the steering committee has consisted of Mara Pavula (LV), Gry Lambertsen (DK), Jarkko Lehmus (FI).


Are you interested to become a member? Email info(a) or check out how to become a member via this link.

BNCN is funded in parts by