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CONTACT

Coordination office:

Current coordinator – Giedrė Putramentaitė. 
info[at]balticnordiccircus.com

Office:

c/o Teatronas
Siltadarzis street 6,

01124

Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Hosting Organisations

Between 2023-2025 BNCN is hosted by Teatronas (LT) and the co-hosted by various members.

Hosting organisations 2020-2022 Rigas Cirks in Latvia & Cirkus Syd in Sweden


Hosting organisation 2017-2019 – Manegen in Sweden


Hosting organisation 2014-2016 – CircusInfo Finland

MEMBERSHIP

If you are interested in becoming a member:

  • Read the short mission statement and membership criteria below

  • Email info(a)balticnordiccircus.com and talk to our coordinator 

  • Fill in Application form

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The role of the BNCN is to offer opportunities for:

  • ADVOCACY – on a regional level 

  • SHARING – of ideas and practice

  • EDUCATION/LEARNING – including professional development

In order to:

  • BRING ABOUT GREATER VISIBILITY & RECOGNITION FOR CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS IN THE NORDIC AND BALTIC REGION

  • STRENGTHEN THE CIRCUS COMMUNITY ACROSS THE REGION

 The networks 4 core values are: Trust, strength, openness and passion/joy

There are two types of membership: 

  • Organisational members (incorporated registered organisations)

  • Communities members (unincorporated groups)

Types of eligible organisations/members:

  • Circus Organisation/Institution (including Festival, Schools, Association etc) 

  • Community and network group

Limits: 

  • Currently no set limits in numbers/amounts of any type of member. 

  • Striving for equal representation from each country

  • Limit of intake is relative to capacity of coordinator

Conditions of organisations/groups and those individuals representing: 

  • Not-for-profit mentality – shared values which new members expected to commit to

  • Feel invested in circus as an art form 

  • Based in one of the 8 Baltic-Nordic countries 

  • Organisation and individual works towards the development of contemporary circus beyond own interest (to avoid conflict of interest)


Members are expected to…

  • Attend minimum one of two regular meetings per year 

  • Share information of your activities at the meetings and in between 

  • Participate in the slack member platform and facebook group

  • Participate in a working group

  • Sharing resources (give and take)

Membership fees:

  • Starting from 2023 the network has decided to install a membership fee for more sustainability. 

Can you lose your membership?

  • Yes, if you are not active

  • Yes, if you intentionally directly work against the networks aims

How do you become member? 

  • Fill in the application form as well as contact the coordinator of your interest to join.

  • If you are eligible and there is capacity to take your organisation/group into the network you will be contacted by the coordinator to discuss further. The steering committee has the mandate from the members to approve new memberships. Intake of new members is relative to the capacity of the hosting organisations capacity to facilitate membership. Meaning sometimes it can take time for the network to have space due to more or less heavy workload for the coordination office.

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