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 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
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.
Since 2017 Lina B. Frank works as coordinator on 50%. You can reach her by emailing or call (+46) 738708262.

Hosting organisation
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.

Steering committee
From 2019 BNCN also has a steering committee.  Members of steering committee are individuals active in the network (not organisations).
2019 the steering committee consists of Lotta Vaulo (FI), Anna Ljungqvist (SE) and Mara Pavula (LV).
From September 2019 the steering committee consists of Lotta Vaulo (FI), Mara Pavula (LV) and Gry Lambertsen (DK).



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