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.
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.
Apply to Attend a CASA Trip
What am I applying for?
A 7 day trip in one of the partner countries together with 9 other professionals of different nationalities, exploring the local cultural reality. You will visit festivals, residency and production centres, art schools etc and meet a wide range of local stakeholders from artists to council officers. The expedition aims to open new horizons in terms of work opportunities and inspire you by innovative approaches. You will see artistic work and examples of creative strategies with a focus on audience and marketing development. The trip is guided by the expertise of an international facilitator. All transport, accommodation, meals and tickets for shows are paid for by the project.
When are these trips?
Sweden: 11-18th of May 2016
Belgium: 17-23th of July 2016
Finland: 22-28 of August 2016
Spain: 5-11 of September 2016
Czech Republic: October 2016 – dates to be confirmed
Am I the right person to apply?
You are an artist, producer, programmer, manager… or have another professional role in the circus and/or street arts sector for the last 2 years with an interest in audience and/or marketing development.
You are minimum 18 years of age and are a resident in a EU country (or in a country that participates in the culture programme of Creative Europe).
Your English is fluent.
You have the ambition to expand your work field on a European level and are willing to share your own knowledge and experience. You already have a professional network in your own country and are willing to share your experiences from this project with this network.
I want to apply – how do I do that?
Fill in the online form http://goo.gl/forms/799dPGFz0g.
You will be asked to give the name and contact of a reference person in the sector. Deadline for the application is 1st of February 2016.
Send your CV – we recommend to use the Europass CV – to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may expect an answer in the second half of February 2016.
If you have any questions before, during or after applying: email@example.com