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2018 – 2021

ARTiculate Circus is BNCN’s current pedagogy development strand. Under the ARTiculate strand we explore how to develop circus education across our region, with specific focus on artistic thinking in circus education. How to train to make circus arts, to use circus as creative tool to make art in addition to equipping students with technical ability. 

Currently we have two projects under the ARTiculate strand.

ARTiculate 1.0 
This project brings together experienced circus pedagogs from 9 countries in the Baltic Nordic Sea Region to develop methods for artistic thinking in circus training and education.The project bridges practises of contemporary, social and traditional circus training with theatre, dance and contemporary circus practises of pedagogy.
            2021 we will be running two 4 day workshops bringing circus teachers together from the 8 countries in our region to develop new methods to facilitate and develop artistic thinking in circus education. These workshops were postponed from 2020, you can read the information and the call out in 2020 here.   The workshops in 2021 will be in the digital format. Keep an eye on the news page for announcements.
           For ARTiculate 1.0 we will create a publication on the topic of creating increased focus on artistic thinking in circus education which will be published by Cirkus Syd and downloadable here on our website.

Project Partners: Cirkus Syd (SE), Riga Circus (LV), Sirkunst (NO), Arts Printing House (LT), Nycirkus Öst (SE) Finnish Youth Circus Association (FI), Sirkus Studio Folie (EE), AFUK (DK)

The project has been made possible by the support of Nordisk Kulturfond and Nordic Council of Ministers

The second project under the ARTiculate strand is:

ARTiculate Pedagogy Network – Strategic Meetings in the Baltic Nordic region

The ARTiculate Pedagogy Network organises a meetings and learning labs to co-create a strategy for BNCN and partner’s contribution to the development of Circus Education in the Baltic Nordic region for the years 2022-2026.

This project is on hold due to the pandemic and set to resume Autumn 2021.

This project is funded by Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Culture Point.