Cirkus Syd is a networking platform for international research, development and innovation based in Lund, Sweden.

Cirkus Syd is a platform to connect people, ideas and practises across borders and genres. We work in the cultural sphere using our expertise in contemporary circus arts, collaborate to inspire structural development and new opportunities.

We are excited by innovation, entrepreneurship, DIY, DIT and artistic research and champion culture as an agent for democratic participation. We are an international NGO with a global membership base and we invite collaborators, partners and stakeholders to create visionary and developmental projects bringing people together to explore transdisciplinary cultural practises in our society.

We were founded in 2018 and have quickly gained momentum and breadth of activity due to the extensive experience and capacity of the board. Our flagship project is Circus Thinkers Platform connecting independent voices across the globe. 
We host a developing publishing house with a book shop and library. 


In 2020 Cirkus Syd became host-organisation of Baltic Nordic Circus Network together with Riga Circus in Latvia. As such Cirkus Syd produces all the projects for BNCN and manages strategy and finances for the network.

We connect people, ideas and practises across borders and genres.

We work in the cultural sphere using our expertise in contemporary circus arts. 

We collaborate to inspire structural development and new opportunities.

We are excited by innovation, entrepreneurship, DIY, DIT and artistic research.

We champion  culture as agent for democratic participation. 

We initiate and support international projects, linking our region nationally and internationally.

Cirkus Syd is managed by

Lina B. Frank, Rebecca Tiger, Burak Sayin & Ed Rapley 

with support from Anna Ljungqvist and Emma Therkelson.
Graphics work by Anita Marie and Naomi Clarke,
General Assistance by Mie Jakobsen,
Project Management by Giedre Putramentaite, Typhaine Sotés 
Web support by Elena Stanciu
Accounting by Stefan Rubensson Redovisningsbyrå
Auditing by BDO

Rebecca Tiger

Earth Mother

Rebecca Tiger is an artist, actress, director and founder of Ruby Rose Productions. She is a creative producer of her own projects and curator of others since 15 years. After studies at Stockholm University of Arts, 'Stage art meets Landscape architecture' she decided to change they way she involves herself in art and how art evolves in her. Her work always includes thematic questions, right now the overall question is 'can an artist and their art be sustainable?'...
Rebecca is based in Hölö in the Swedish countryside.

Anita Marie Jones

Anita Jones is a graphic designer/ illustrator and maker based in the wonderful city that is Bristol, UK. One of those well-travelled creative types, happiest creating communications and designs to make for a well informed and organised t​eam.


With a design background born from a world of fine art, Anita is a concept first designer, always striving for the big idea!


Life philosophy: Be nice.

The Prism

 Anna Ljungqvist

Anna Ljungqvist is producer and manager within Arts and Culture with a vast experience in the field. Mostly working with theatre and contemporary circus (9 years Head of Production and Deputy CEO at Cirkus Cikör and many years board member of Manegen) but also experienced wtih both dance and music. She has been a project leader in several international projects and has been involved in different international networks such as BNCN, and is currently working at SKH (Stockholm University of the Arts) running separate course in Circus Didactics. 

Tree Trunk

Lina B. Frank


Lina is a producer, programmer, curator and arts consultant from Sweden working across Europe.
She works mostly with Contemporary Circus, Cross-disciplinary Arts and Live Art – always with bold and brave people, explorers and visionaries at heart. She's interested in how art can be used to facilitate democratic participation to challenge the status quo. Currently acting Network Coordinator for Baltic Nordic Circus Network. Previously work history includes indepenent consultant for European Parliamnent and Co-Founding Director of Bristol Biennial Circus Festival.

Naomi Clarke

Naomi Ann Clarke is a Graphic Artist and Designer, based in Bristol UK. Creating bright and bold illustrations, inspired by people and places and experimenting with typography in an exciting way.

The Pearl

 Typhaine Sotés

Originally from France, Typhaine has always been interested in arts, human evolution, personal development and communities. Since 2005 she has been actively engaged in creative and transformative festivals and invovled in sustainable and/or social projects. Since 2016 she has worked as International Art Project Manager for Burning Man. New Circus has a special place in her heart as it involves a multitude of acts, personalities, talents and genres. In 2015 she toured with Cirkus Cikör and now realizes she wants to become a clown, when she grows up

The happening

Burak Sayin

Origionally a journalist in Turkey Burak moved to Sweden to study at Lund University.  Burak focuses on marketing, communication and community management for the decentralised forms of governance in communities working with culture and arts. He has worked for Associated Press Television News, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America as a freelancer. Since Feb 2018 he is Community & Communications Manager at Trans Europe Halles  currently managing a 3-year research project, DISCE, on behalf of TEH. Burak is fluent in English and Turkish, and currently learning Swedish.


Mie Jakobsen

Mie Jakobsen is an artist, facepainter, happy helper and Circus fan. At the moment Mie is in the middle of her bachelor in Aesthetic and Culture at Aarhus University in Denmark, where she gets a broad view on the many aspects of the modern cultural machinery. Besides studying Mie works as bar and sales manager at Det Turkise Telt, an organisation that embraces minorities and multiculturality in Aarhus. Her goal in life is to always do something that is either fun now or will garantee fun in the future!

Mie is based in Aarhus, Denmark.

Gold Glitter Glue

Edward Rapley


Edward Rapley works in the arts as a performer, director and strategic consultant.

Imagine a wizard in a cave who can help you solve problems and make decisions. You just need to know where to find him.

Edward is motivated by the politics of liberation and mutual aid in his work with helping people found artist led collectives. He is a member of Residence and based in Bristol, UK.

Edward was part of Cirkus Syd's international advisory board during 2019.

Elena Stanciu

Elena is an associate with NHLP, working to coordinate and edit content submissions from participants. Elena is also the digital editor of the NHLP platform. 

Elena is a freelance writer, editor, and cultural producer, with an interest in performing and visual arts. She fell in love with circus quite recently, while working temporarily with DYNAMO Workspace, one of the hosting organisations and partners in NHLP. She is based in Denmark.


Giedre Putramentaite

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania Giedre is an ambitious, creative and focused individual who constantly seeking to progress her position within the creative industry. She has extensive experience in project management, and enjoys very much working with people.

Giedre is also project manager at Arts Printing House in Vilnius as well as Executive Director of the Association of Cultural managers.

Cirkus Syd is a member of Baltic Nordic Circus Network

From 2020-2022 Cirkus Syd is co-host of BNCN together with Rigas Cirks


Cirkus Syd is funded and supported by

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Cirkus Syd 
Company reg: 802526-0558


Visiting/Postal address:

223 59 Lund

We are not registered for VAT