CircusNext is a European platform for new, artistic young authors in the field of contemporary circus. It is the only circus project selected for the Creative Europe Platform 2017-2021. With 22 members from 14 European countries, the ambition to identify unique creators and the desire to program them in Europe and beyond – CircusNext is much more than a project. It is a way to imagine and support together the growth of the European contemporary circus.

A European applications process will be conducted twice during the 2017-2021 period, with the number of artistic projects selected. Those selected are provided with financial support, residency programs, coaching and workshops, extensive marketing assistance and partnerships in international networks. Cirkusfera is a member of the platform and part of the selection committee. The committee consists of representatives from key circus centers and circus festivals in Europe, as well as experienced artists from circus field.

 The new CircusNext Platform 2019-2021 now launches its second call for new projects!

The selection is done in three phases:

  1. Each country sets up its own national selection process, meaning a first selection will be held per region. For the region of Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Alabania, Northern Macedonia and Serbia), the Cirkusfera from Belgrade is responsible for the implementation of the project along with ROOM 100 from Split and Cirkoram from Zagreb. A selection committee consisting of Jadranka Žinić Mijatović, Antonia Kuzmanić, Milan Manić, Johny Torres and Molly Saudek, will select maximum four regional projects. These projects are thereby eligible to apply for the European selection.
  2. The European selection committee will evaluate around 30 projects, of which 12 will be selected on “pre-selection week” in Belgium in order to present their projects.
  3. Six projects (“laureates”) will be selected for support.


Deadline for applications: June 7th at 12h.


 Read carefully the eligibility criteria, application criteria, and application form at

CircusNext is co-financed through the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. Jeunes Talent Cirque (project leader) is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the City of Paris, the regional council of Ile de France, the SACD and the French Institute. In Serbia, the program is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.

Contacts for the region of Southeast Europe:

Jadranka Žinić Mijatović (Cirkorama/Zagreb)

Antonia Kuzmanić (ROOM 100/Split)

Milan Manić (Cirkusfera/Beograd)

For more information on selected projects in the 2018-2019 edition, please visit


Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe (FR)
Circus Futures (UK & ROI)
Circuscentrum (BE)
Espace Catastrophe (BE)
Cirqueon (CZ)
Perspectives (DE)
La Brèche (FR)
La Cascade (FR)
La Grainerie (FR)
Cirko (FI)
Room 100 (HR)
Cirkorama (HR)
Sarabanda (IT)
Festival Circolo (NL)
Centro Cultural Vila Flor (PT)
Cirkusfera (RS)
Subtopia (SE)