Circus arts and street arts circuits
CASA is a new European support programme designed to equip professionals from the contemporary circus and outdoor creation sectors to work and cooperate internationally.

The Project

CASA is a European support programme designed by five arts organisations: MiramirO (Belgium), CircusInfo Finland (Finland), Cirqueon (Czech Republic), FiraTàrrega (Spain) and Subtopia (Sweden). Together they join forces to equip professionals from the contemporary circus and outdoor creation sectors to work and cooperate transnationally, raising their ambition and capacity to work at international level.

The programme aims at unfolding work opportunities, helping practitioners to access international markets and make new connections by developing their knowledge on different cultural contexts and artistic environments thus enhancing their (inter)cultural competences and skills. CASA will make both professional expertise and quality information accessible, and facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know how, in order to diversify approaches and work methods.

The Activities

10 Communication and Marketing Workshops
One-day trainings, led by international experts, with a focus on communication and marketing strategies and tools, to increase the capacity of individual professionals to work transnationally and adapt to production and touring realities. Open to all, at least 250 European culture professionals are expected to participate for free.

5 Audience and Market Development Trips
Seven-day exploratory trips into a different cultural context to open new horizons in terms of work opportunities, making new connections as well as being inspired by innovative approaches. Each trip will explore audience development and participation. At least 50 European professionals will be selected and invited to benefit from this scheme.

5 Multimedia Market Guides
Accessible for free, these guides will adopt an innovative multi-support format, each one focusing on a particular cultural context, providing quality professional information, mapping opportunities, providing articles, videos or interviews from local stakeholders. The multimedia material will be gathered over the duration of the project and displayed on a dedicated website.

Country Guides

The market guides for the five CASA countries are now available to download:

Czech Republic