Each year, circusnext organises an artistic selection in 3 steps, at the end of which 4 Laureates’ projects are selected.
Step 1 - National Pre-Selections
The pre-selections is made on a written dossier and a video. Applications are discussed by national committees across Europe, composed of: circusnext Platform members, professionals and local artists. Each committee can chose up to 5 projects (excluding France).
Step 2 - European Selection of Finalists
The applications are discussed again by the 24 Platform members who gather in Paris. 12 Finalists projects are selected.
Step 3 - Selection of Laureates
The 12 Finalists' projects present a work in progress on stage in Paris in front of circusnext Platform members and invited professionals. Based on this presentation and an individual interview, the artistic jury chose the 4 Laureates' projects.