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Discover the BNCN members below. 



DYNAMO is a workspace for contemporary workspace, with main focus on co-production and residencies, and on top of that, we present guest performances and an annual circus festival in Odense, Denmark.



Culture Association for kids and youngsters with financial support from the municipality of Copenhagen.


Helsingør Teater - Passage festival

Helsingør Teater organises PASSAGE Festival, the biggest street theatre festival in the Nordic countries. The festival takes place annually at the end of July/ beginning of August. Activities take place centrally in Helsingør as well as in the periphery of the municipalities, in natural as well as urban settings. The PASSAGE programme consists of traditional street theatre performance but also challenges the concept of street theatre by programming more exclusive performances and other activities like poetry readings and philosophical talks. Especially non-language based disciplines as circus, street theatre and contemporary dance are of great interest of the festival, as they have proven very efficient in including a diverse audience.

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Circus Studie Folie

Circus Studio Folie is a circus organisation that is running a youth circus and developing contemporary circus in Estonia.

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Center for New Circus. Cirko is a contemporary circus venue, presenter and artistic development situated in Helsinki with national and international reach.

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Circus & Dance Info Finland

Circus & Dance info is an independent expert organisation representing the circus and dance sectors in Finland. They produce and disseminate information about the circus and dance sectors’ activities and actors, conditions, results and impacts, and aim to develop these arts in our country. They also facilitate international cooperation and exports in these fields.


Tapanilan Sirkussali brings together circus professionals, circus enthusiasts and a circus school for the next generation of artists. Activities include artist residencies, demos, workshops, open stages, performances and classes for all leves and ages. Tapanilan Sirkussali was officially founded in November 2021 and opened in May 2022 by the Race Horse Company, Agit-Cirk and Linnanmäki Circus School. It occupies a former 600m2 sports hall, and collaborates with the Tapanila Sports Center.

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Riga Cirks

Riga Cirks is a multifunctional and traditional art center that ensures the development and availability of professional circus art. The goals of Riga Circus are the development, updating and popularisation of professional circus art 
as well as ensuring its accessibility to all members of society.

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Arts Printing House 

Performing arts venue that also has contemporary circus, street theatre and children and youth theatre festivals, residency programme and emerging artists programme.


Cirkuliacija is a platform that breaks stereotypes about the circus and becomes a meeting point to discuss, share experiences and learn from each other. It also  aims to bring cultural events of the highest quality to different post-soviet neighbourhoods with no cultural events.

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Acting for Climate

The aim of contemporary circus company Acting for Climate (NO) is to use art to inspire people to act for a more sustainable future. They create and tour their own performances, and are a growing international network of people, artists and activists that nurture collaboration for sustainability. Fueled by the a drive to change the world, they always aim to choose the most sustainable way, and to “walk the talk”. Acting for Climate believes that both the process and the product are political.

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Cirkus Cirkör

Cirkus Cirkör is a politically independent non-profit association that was founded in 1995 with the vision to change the world through contemporary circus.


JONK! Performing Arts

JONK! Performing Arts presents national and international guest performances of contemporary circus, dance, and theatre in Jönköping County. We want to create creative platforms for artists to come to and for the audience to feel included in. We want to work where the people are but where they may not expect performing arts to be. From markets and city festivals to schools and various stage rooms – the expected and unexpected. 



Karavan is a stage, a company and a platform for contemporary circus that was started in 2009 in Malmö, Sweden. Our organisation includes performances and a circus festival as well as artistic and educational projects. Karavan also hosts daily training for professional artists together with Manegen 5 days a week.

Kulturhuset Stadsteatern is one of Northern Europe’s largest cultural institutions. We aim to be of interest to all the people of Stockholm, both resident and visiting. With freedom of expression and artistic freedom as our foundational values, we strive to be a meeting place that offers a wide range of culture events every day, all year round. We present theatre, exhibitions, circus and concerts. We host debates, four libraries, a cinema and lots of culture and activities for children and younger people. Kulturhuset stadsteatern has 9 stages on the central venue at Sergels Torg in the center of Stockholm. All these stages have been presenting guest performing circus acts on since Josefin Rosales took over the artistic leadership for circus in May 2021. We are now working for greater visibility and recognition for contemporary circus. We want Kulturhuset Stadsteatern to be a natural platform and stage for Swedish- as well as international acts. A stage where the public can expect excellent and varied circus acts of all disciplines.



Hringleikur is a new Icelandic circus company that aims to promote Icelandic circus culture. Our members are circus artists and those who work in the field of circus in Iceland.

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