TENT house for contemporary circus

During this course, circus makers are able to spend a week working on a short-term piece in a rehearsal space in Amsterdam. This could be used to go deeper into your artistic process, to try out new material or investigate theoretical or audience-related matters. The only condition is that the research relates in some way to the circus. During this week, we will provide you with support in relation to your production, artistic and technical requirements, supplemented by a modest production budget.

The research week can have a range of outcomes: a first sketch for a new production; a complete new act; or the conclusion that it was a good attempt and that's it. A small presentation of your research, to a modest audience, during the research week is part of the course.

This course is suitable for all circus makers. Whether you are a recent graduate or have already enjoyed a long career. As long as you have a concrete idea of the research you wish to carry out. There are six places available each year. Selection takes place through an open call put out once a year. In the selection process, we look at the originality and feasibility of your research idea and how well it is supported. Read more about TENT's vision to get an idea of our working method.

Do you want to become a Maker for a week in 2021? Register now via this form. The open call will close on 6th December. At 14th December we will make the selection and before 18th December you will receive an answer from us.

Hendrik Van Maele • Joris de Jong • Eva van Boxtel • Emilie Weisse • Kolja Huneck • Paul van der Waterlaat • Maria & Hendrik