Residencies

Residencies

Open Call for Artist Residency Program April 2022 – September 2023 – Application time Sep 15 – Sep 30, 2021

Cirko welcomes applications for the Artist Residency Program from contemporary circus artists who are Finnish citizens or residents as well as from interdisciplinary project teams with at least one member who is a Finnish contemporary circus artist. During the residency, artists will work on new artistic projects or conduct artistic research.

Residencies will be held in Solmu and Maneesi, please check specs of our spaces beforehand.

Online application is open on September 15 – September 30, 2021. Link to the application form will be added here.

For further information on the application process, please contact our Producer Jarkko Lehmus, jarkko.lehmus@cirko.fi, 050 732 1150.

Who can apply?

circus artists who are Finnish citizens or residents as well as from interdisciplinary project teams with at least one member who is a Finnish contemporary circus artist.

Which kind of project?

Residencies are aimed for artists who will work on new artistic projects or conduct artistic research. Also projects that are developed after the premiere will be considered.

Please check specifications of our residency spaces, Solmu and Maneesi, beforehand.

What will the residency include?

During the 2–4 week residency periods the selected companies and artists have at their disposal Cirko’s rehearsal or theatre space and social spaces. The residency companies and artists are also offered technical, production, communications and artistic mentoring by Cirko’s staff.

There is an opportunity for a temporary accommodation for 2 in Solmu. Please tell about your possible need in the application.

Processing the applications and decisions

The selection will base on the open call and will be made by a working group consisting of Cirko’s staff. Professionality, artistic thinking, equality, geographical coverage, and suitability for Cirko’s spaces are emphasized.

Residency recipients will be informed soon after the selection meeting.

Season 2021–2022 Residency Programme

  • Kaaos Kaamos
  • Minun Lappini -työryhmä: Minun Lappini
  • Fanni Silmunen ja Saila Jantunen
  • Viivi Roiha: V++ (työnimi)
  • Kaaos Company: Principia
  • Blind Gut Company: Transparent Surfaces
  • Circo Aereo / Maksim Komaro
  • Joki_Kervinen_Pathirane
  • Jemina Sillanpää & Inga Björn: Youth (työnimi) – monitaiteinen näyttämöteos
  • Ilmatila & La Tribu Performance: Temporary Landscapes
  • Milla Jarko: Tiikeri
  • Sivuhenkilöt
  • Lotta ja Enna Paavilainen
  • Koomisen taide
  • Luis Sartori do Vale & André Baumecker: PIMIÖ