About circusnext's selections
Within “circusnext Platform”, project co-funded by the European Union, circusnext association in Paris along with 24 members (creation & diffusion venues, festivals) in 15 countries carry out an annual selection process to identify and support across Europe emerging authors who create original circus forms.
“Author” is understood as an artist who has authority over their work, who can defend their artistic vision and choices and position their work in the circus and performing arts fields.
“Emergence” is understood as a level of professional recognition and should not be confused with youth as there is no age limit for applicants at circusnext.
“Original circus” is related to idea of bold creations and artistic risk-taking.
All types of circus creations are admissible except acts: all types of forms, aesthetics, formats, subject, target audience, all circus disciplines including l interdisciplinary endeavours between circus and other art forms.