Circus Next (formerly known as Jeunes Talents Cirque) is a European support programme for innovative and artistic circus projects conducted in partnership between 23 European organisations. The project has received a grant from the EU Culture Programme extending over 2013-2017.
A European application process is conducted every other year under the auspices of the programme, with a number of promising performance projects selected from among the applicants. Those selected are then provided with financial support, residency programmes, coaching and workshops, along with extensive marketing assistance and partnerships in international networks.
Subtopia is a partner in the programme and Kiki Muukkonen, Subtopia’s Circus Coordinator, is serving on the selection committee. The committee includes representatives from 15 key circus centres and circus festivals in Europe. Three troops that are affiliated with and have received support from Subtopia were selected for Circus Next 2013, something we are very proud of. They were: Sisters, Cie Nuua and Iona Kewney. See the project website for more info about Circus Next.