Open Call for Artist Residency During the Fall 2019 and Spring / Summer 2020 Seasons Has Ended

Cirko – Center for New Circus welcomes applications for the 2019–2020 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 2–4 week residency, artists will work on new artistic projects or conduct artistic research. The selection criteria will be professionalism, artistic quality, uniqueness, national coverage, gender equality and the proposed project’s suitability to Cirko’s facilities.

For further information on the application process, please contact producer Jere Mönkkönen,, +358 50 305 7513

Season 2019-2020 Residency Programme

A total of 10 companies and artistic teams have been selected for Cirko’s season 2019-2020 residency programme. The selection was based on the open call and was made by a team consisting of Cirko’s staff.

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.

Residency companies and artists are:

  • Circo Aereo
  • VILUS työryhmä
  • Viivi Roiha
  • Ilmatila / Ilona Jäntti
  • Blind Gut Company
  • Company Uusi Maailma / WHITE -työryhmä
  • Rauli Dahlberg / O’DD
  • Haidi Sadonkorpi ja työryhmä
  • Mikko Karhu ja työryhmä
  • Milla Järvinen
  • Täsmäteatteri