The open call

Hand to hand is a European cooperation project which aims to explore the issue of sustainability through learning and experiential spaces of innovation and research for circus artists, especially emerging artists in their artistic practice in public space, and give them new capacities of initiating such a transition.

Through a journey of four exploration times and immersion residencies, Hand to hand offers experimentation spaces through a cross-sectoral collaboration, including cultural and creative industries, researchers in ecology and art, as well as private firms : Joseph Perrier, champagne house; Fila Arches, paper mill of art in France ; Solana, salt marshes in Croatia ; a maritime workshop for the renovation of wooden boats and a professional fisherman in Denmark ; Codfish Harbor of Ílhavo, distant water fishing in Portugal.
The process and the whole activities will take place in Croatia, Denmark, France and Portugal from March 2023 to July 2025.

The artists participating in the project will be selected by open call.
16 circus artists will be selected by folder to participate in an introduction workshop in Châlons en Champagne (FR) the 4 -5 - 6th of July 2023. 8 circus artists will then follow the whole process of the project.

Application open call is open until 30th May 2023.

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