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. Alongside lobbying activity, meetings and seminars BNCN organises workshops for artists and industry professionals which focus on skills development, best practice, increased knowledge and cooperation as well as cultural and national identity.

LIST OF MEMBERS 2020 with links


Dynamo Workspace (Odense)
Dynamo is a workspace for contemporary workspace, with main focus on co-production and residencies, and on top of that, we present quest performances and an annual circus festival in Odense.

AFUK  (Copenhagen)
Circus school / non profit association for kids and young people


Tsirkusestuudio Folie / Circus studio Folie
Circus Studio Folie is a circus organisation that is running a youth circus and developing contemp
orary circus in Estonia.

AD productions / HOOG Festival
Production / education / culture


Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus / Cirko – Center for New Circus
Cirko is a contemporary circus venue, presenter and artistic development situated in Helsinki with national and international reach.

Sirkuksen tiedotuskeskus / CircusInfo Finland
CircusInfo Finland is both the physical and online contact point for any information on Finnish circus. We provide information services on professional circus in Finland. We support the artistic and cultural development of Finnish circus art through our strong networks, promotional activities and mentoring. Founded in 2006, we receive yearly funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture. We collect and distribute information on Finnish circus professionals and performances, maintain a reference library on circus literature and organize workshops and mentoring for Finnish circus professionals in order to increase their potential for success. Every year we compile statistics and reports related to activity in the Finnish circus field to aid political decision-making. We are strong national partner in advocacy and lobbying for the circus art.

Hiljaisuus-festivaali / Silence Festival
Silence Festival gathers the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The multidisciplinary program of art and culture is spread in and around Kaukonen village. At the Silence Festival you will experience art, beautiful nature and a very special atmosphere.

Finnish Youth Circus Association (Helsin
The Finnish Youth Circus Association (FYCA) is the national umbrella organisation of youth circuses in Finland. The association was founded in 1991. FYCA promotes amateur youth circus activities and aims at providing better facilities for youth circuses, circus amateurs and circus teachers. The association brings together both amateurs and professionals and develops possibilities for children and young people to take part in circus activities.


Riga Circus  (Riga)
Riga Circus is a multifunctional and traditional art center that ensures the development and
availability of professional circus art. The strategic goals of VSIA Riga Circus are the
development, updating and popularisation of professional circus art in Latvia and abroad,
as well as ensuring its accessibility to all members of society.
In 2020 Riga Circus became host-organisation of Baltic Nordic Circus Network together with Cirkus Syd in Sweden. 

RE RE RIGA Festival (Riga)

Menų spaustuvės / Arts Printing House
Performing arts venue that also has contemporary circus, street theatre and children and youth theatre festivals, residency programme and emerging artists programme.

Cirkuliacija Festival 
Cirkuliacija is a contemporary circus festival based in Kaunas, Lithuania. It aims to bring cultural events of the highest quality to different post-soviet neighbourhoods with no cultural events. The main impulse to do this festival is derived from two observed impacts: the impact that the soviet architecture does to the communication (the lack of it) of its inhabitants, and the impact contemporary circus has on the same communication – people that have never seen circus start discussing between themselves the art, communicating with the artists, inviting them to their flats for a coffee and a talk. Those magical moments that the festival creates are the sole purpose of the existence of a festival like ours.

Sirkunst – Norwegian circus network
We work to connect the Norwegian circus community and create bridges both nationally and internationally for circus professionals, schools and amateurs.

Circus Xanti – Circus Village Festival 

Cirkus Cirkör (Stockholm)
Cirkus Cirkör is a politically independent non-profit association that was founded in 1995 with the vision to change the world through contemporary circus.

Manegen (Stockholm)
A national member organisation for circus, variety and street performance.

Subtopia  (Stockholm)
Subtopia is a creative cluster in Botkyrka and enables cultural and community-building production at all levels, both non-profit and commercial, and is home to a unique circus environment, striving to create an attractive common ground where those involved in circus from around the world can meet to create, produce and evolve.

Cirkus Syd (Lund)
Cirkus Syd is a networking platform for international research, development and innovation based in Lund, Sweden. The platform connects  people, ideas and practises across borders and genres. We work in the cultural sphere using our expertise in contemporary circus arts, collaborate to inspire structural development and new opportunities.
In 2020 Cirkus Syd became host-organisation of Baltic Nordic Circus Network together with Riga Circus in Latvia. As such Cirkus Syd produces all the projects for BNCN and manages strategy and finances for the network.

Nycirkus Öst (east region)
It’s a network of organisations and individuals in the East region of Sweden. The project organised networking, arranged courses for circus trainers and artists.

Hringleikur  is a new Icelandic circus company that aims to promote Icelandic circus culture. Our members are circus artists and those who work in the field of circus in Iceland.

Are you interested in being a member or an associate member? Follow this link or get in touch with Coordinator Lina B. Frank on info(a)