Resources and networks

CIRCa collaborates with a lot of other entities and networks beyond the French borders. Are you looking for educational documentation? For the contact details of a company? Do you want to see an extract of a show? Do you want to know more about professional networks? Are you looking for a circus school? Do you want to read about previous European projects? The information is this way!

Circus arts resources

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We own documentary resources on circus arts : reference works, posters of the previous Festivals of Contemporary Circus, posters of many shows, as well as videos of the shows performed at the last CIRCa festivals made by the audiovisual unit of the CNAC (national centre for circus arts).

For any consultation or loan, please contact us +33562616581.

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Library of Grand Auch

The library owns a collection about circus (documentary or educational works, books for young readers…). The catalogue is available online (write “cirque” on the search page or the website).
Contact : +33562616470 

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Canopé Auch

The Centre Départemental de Documentation Pédagogique du Gers (educational documentation centre of Gers County) provides teachers and trainers with documentary resources about circus arts.

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Artcena, National Centre for Circus, Street and Theatre Arts, was born out of the alliance of the National Centre for Theatre and HorsLesMurs in 2016.
Created by the French Ministry of Culture, Artcena is a national rallying point that aims to strengthen the foundation and growth of circus, street and theatre arts. Keeping an open attitude and lively outlook, it works closely with sector professionals while also addressing the needs of teachers, students and researchers.


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A catalogue of documentary resources on street and circus arts online. It holds thousands of documents: companies' contacts, details of venues or places for residences, shows information, photos, videos, articles, records.

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Resource Centre of the National Centre for Circus Arts (CNAC)

The CNAC holds a rich collection works about circus and performing arts. Associated with the Bibliothèque nationale de France / BnF (French National Library), the centre is dedicated to students, trainees, researchers and the wider public. It also aims to collaborate with foreign high schools.

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The Resource Centre of the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (National Centre for Circus Arts) has an audio-visual production unit that develops an online collection of more than 300 videos (end of term shows, students works, shows performed at the festivals of CIRCa, Furies, CircusNext...)


En Scènes – performing arts on video

A selection of shows' extracts sorted by topics like “circus” or “clown” proposed by the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel.




Professional networks

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Currently, 30 entities encouraging contemporary circus production and programming are members of this organisation created in 2004.

The members do not have the same mission or operating system but they all work in the areas of programming, co-production, cultural activities and professional training in circus arts.

They constitute a structured national network dealing with different aspects of a rich and passionate but economically fragile sector. It consists in enabling the existence, in different regions of entities dedicated to circus arts, with the aim to develop the discipline.

The organisation aims to:

  • To create a space for consultation and professional ventures dedicated to circus arts and open to those with artistic project by providing artists with residency and programming opportunities.
  • To take part in the national and international debate around supporting and developing circus arts.
  • To be an active and influential partner when working with public authorities, field partners and other professionals for the implementation of political decisions in favour of circus arts.

The members of the organisation Territoires de Cirque regularly meet during events organised in each entity to share and expand the reflection on issues around the discipline. CIRCa takes great pleasure in hosting these meetings in the midst of its festival.

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Since 2003, Circostrada Network works to develop and structure the fields of Circus and Street Arts in Europe and beyond

With more than 80 members from 25 countries, it contributes to build a sustainable future for these sectors by empowering cultural players through the production of resources and actions of observation and research, professional exchanges, advocacy, capacity-building and information.

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Since 2004, the SCC offers tailored support to artistic teams for the implementation of their creation process, production and organisation. Solidarity, creativity, diversity and transmission, strong circus values, form the basis of each action undertaken by the SCC. The SCC is proud to implement economical solidarity, where employees are fully actors of their enterprises and the first to contribute to its success.

European project : PYRENART

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Nine cultural establishments on both sides of the Pyrenees have joined forces to design PYRENART a project selected within the framework of the European program Interreg Poctefa (2014-2020), whose ambition is to develop and strengthen internationally the performing arts sector of the Pyrenean cross-border area.

This project of nearly 2 million euros is co-financed by the European Union under the FEDER (European Fund for Economic and Regional Development) for 1.3 million euros until 2020, and brings together:

  • Réseau en scène (leader),
  • Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées,
  • CIRCa – Pôle National Cirque Auch Gers Occitanie,
  • L’Estive – Scène Nationale de Foix et de l’Ariège,
  • l’OARA Nouvelle-Aquitaine,
  • BitÒ Productions S.L.,
  • el Patronato municipal de artes escénicas y de la imagen de Zaragoza,
  • la Escuela navarra de teatro
  • la Ville de Bilbao.

For more information : www.pyrenart.eu

>>> Read the 1st PYRENART newsletter

>>> Read the 2nd PYRENART newsletter (informations about the seminar in SARAGOSSE - 11 and 12 april 2019)

>>> More informations (in spanish) about the seminar in SARAGOSSE - 11 and 12 april 2019

Partners and co-financers :

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logo pyrenees orientales     logo drac occitanie      logo region occitanie     logo grand auch     logo cohesion territoires    logo gobierno navarra

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Circus schools and federations