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ARTiculate Circus began as BNCN’s pedagogy development strand, which Cirkus Syd produced on behalf of the network. Under the ARTiculate strand we explored how to develop circus education across our region, with specific focus on artistic thinking in circus education. How to train to make circus arts, to use circus as creative tool to make art in addition to equipping students with technical ability. The ARTiculate projects are developed by the BNCN pedagogy work group with support from the BNCN Coordination Office.
Currently we have two projects under the ARTiculate strand:
This project brings together experienced circus pedagogs from 9 countries in the Baltic Nordic Sea Region to develop methods for artistic thinking in circus training and education.The project bridges practises of contemporary, social and traditional circus training with theatre, dance and contemporary circus practises of pedagogy. 2021 we will be running two 4 day workshops bringing circus teachers together from the 8 countries in our region to develop new methods to facilitate and develop artistic thinking in circus education. These workshops were postponed from 2020, you can read the information and the call out in 2020 here. The workshops in 2021 will be in the digital format. Keep an eye on the news page for announcements.
For ARTiculate 1.0 we will create a publication on the topic of creating increased focus on artistic thinking in circus education which will be published by Cirkus Syd and downloadable here on our website.
Project Partners: Cirkus Syd (SE), Riga Circus (LV), Sirkunst (NO), Arts Printing House (LT), Nycirkus Öst (SE) Finnish Youth Circus Association (FI), Sirkus Studio Folie (EE), AFUK (DK)
The project has been made possible by the support of Nordisk Kulturfond and Nordic Council of Ministers
ARTiculate Pedagogy Network
The ARTiculate Pedagogy Network is the development of the ARTiculate strand. It developed out of the wish to involve more people in the work and include individuals who could not be members of BNCN. ARTiculate Pedagogy Network first organised 3 strategic meetings and learning labs to co-create a strategy for developing pedagogy and circus education in the Baltic Nordic countries, as well as each partner’s contribution to the development of Circus Education in the Baltic Nordic region for the years 2022-2026.
The first phase of the project was completed with 3 strategic meetings online, in Tallinn and in Lund. The co-created strategy created in the project has been published and can be found and downloaded here.
The next phase of the project delivering the strategy has received funding from the Baltic Nordic mobility programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Culture Point.