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OPEN CALL! International Job Shadow opportunity for circus teachers and pedagogues

Cirkus Syd is a partner in ARTiculate Pedagogy Network (APN) which was formed out of the Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) pedagogy workgroup. The members had an ambition to extend the pedagogy and education collaborators within the region and include different collaborators from the circus education sector. In particular working with people who could not join BNCN because they were not part of an organisation, individuals.

In this mission we have found a core group of committed and energetic individuals who have taken up this opportunity and are driving it forwards. This is an open call for two people to undertake a job shadowing opportunity in another country.


Creating opportunities for teachers to travel between schools and countries to shadow other circus teachers delivering lessons, leading to a summit of circus teachers which will help create pathways forward for the whole region.


Anyone who teaches circus. Priority to those based in Region of Skåne, Sweden.


Because circus falls outside of formal education and is often carried out by individuals working in small organisations there are few opportunities for continued professional development.

This initiative seeks to provide just such an opportunity for all teachers needing professional development by enabling circus teachers to shadow and learn from the teaching methods of others.

68% of our mapping respondents cited a need for more pedagogical training as the number one thing they were missing and wanted to acquire. Their concerns were extremely individual, each highlighting a different area of pedagogical practice.

By giving these teachers the opportunity to pick other teachers to shadow they can tailor their experience to give them the best chance of learning more about the area they feel lacking in.

We want to empower the sector to help itself learn, to teach its teachers what they wish to know. WHAT DO YOU GET / SPECIFICS: - You will travel to a Nordic circus school (outside of Sweden) - You will shadow and visit teachers at that school - 5 day trip including travel. - Bursary of 5000SEK for participating

- Travel, accommodation and per diem for the trip. - Trip will take place some time during spring 2024. To apply send an email to and tell us:

- where you teach - what ages and disciplines you teach/briefly about your circus teaching

- if there is anything in particular you are interested in gaining knowledge about DEADLINE TO APPLY 19th of November 2023 - don't delay applying til the last day. If we find suitable contenders we may close the call early. This activity is funded by Nordic Culture Point and Nordplus.


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