As part of the preparation for the start of the European cross-border cooperation project EKO – Pirineus de Circ, El Canal and its partners publish a call for the dissemination of contemporary circus by author. This call aims to select circus shows destined to tour during the 2024-2025 course in the cross-border area between Spain, France and Andorra and to test the implementation of the first ecological measures experienced by EKO. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

The shows selected in this call must be able to tour during 2024 and 2025 through the exhibition network formed by the associated members of EKO. Of the candidacies presented, values such as the fight against discrimination, inclusion, diversity and gender equality, among other criteria, will be taken into account. The publication of the selected shows is planned for the end of January.

EKO – Prinieus de Circ is an Interreg cooperation project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union through POCTEFA, the European cross-border cooperation program created to promote the sustainable development of the border territory between Spain, France and Andorra The EKO project, coordinated by the Grainerie, the circus and traveling arts factory located in the south of France, brings together fourteen structures for the training, creation and dissemination of shows between 2024 and 2027 in order to develop the capacities and competences of cross-border circus actors to operate the ecological transition by combining training, creation and experimentation as new forms of mobility.

The aim of EKO is to enable the cross-border circus sector to make its ecological transition, transforming its model of creation, production and distribution in order to imagine and apply new artistic forms adapted to the transition and reduce the environmental footprint. It is in this context that the EKO project is now launching this call for circus shows.

You can consult the call here. The application form is online and applications will be accepted in French, Spanish, Catalan and Basque.

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