Taustakuva

Circus Art

The circus is really fun and exciting.

- Miklos

© Antti Luostarinen / Hahmo
Last modified: 27.08.2016

Circus Art

Contemporary circus is in a very dynamic stage in Finland. The rapid development of this artform demonstrates its vitality, as a result of which the demand for resources is growing. The National Council for Dance helps support the artistic and productive development of contemporary circus and continues to work towards increasing the funds available to circus art.

Unlike with many other artforms, the majority of circus artists do not live in Helsinki Region; circus art is exceptionally active throughout Finland. There are many performances, and audience numbers are growing. As a recreational activity, circus has become one of the most popular forms of the performing arts among children and young people. Over 30 circus schools are active in Finland, fostering a new generation of talented circus artists.

Currently nearly all performances are freelance productions. The National Council for Dance awards grants and subsidies to support performances. In addition to project grants, operational subsidies are allocated to support the activities of circus groups. This year 17 groups are being funded. 

Last modified: 26.01.2012
State prizes awarded to 16 artists

The national arts councils of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) have awarded state prizes in the fields of architecture, cinema, the performing arts, literature, the visual arts, media art,...

Read More

Central Arts Council appoints new members to arts councils for the next two-year term

The Central Arts Council of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) has appointed 74 art experts for the seven national arts councils for the 2019-20 term. In addition, 107 members have been...

Read More

Mobility survey for artists

Barometer to shed light on the mobility of art and artists and related needs.

Read More

Application period for Taike grants and subsidies begins on 1 October

Changes have been made to this autumn’s calls for applications. For the first time, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) will award three-year operational subsidies for the performing arts....

Read More

Taike awards 304 artist grants, of which one in six to young artists

The arts councils of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) have awarded 304 artist grants. Most of these grants were allocated to professional artists in the fields of the visual arts,...

Read More

Central Arts Council supports multidisciplinary “good speech” project

The Central Arts Council was awarded a 30,000-euro subsidy to RASMUS ry, which promotes “good speech” in social media and public spaces.

Read More

Nomination of candidates for arts councils underway

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland requests candidates for national and regional arts councils to be nominated by 31 May. The Central Arts Council shall appoint the members for the 2019-20 term in...

Read More

Taike’s online services operating at reduced capacity – submit your application before the deadline

Taike’s online services continue to be affected by the disruption that we reported on 4 April. Our online services are operating, but at reduced capacity. If you are applying for an artist grant,...

Read More

Disruption in online services – application period for artist grants extended

Taike’s online services are currently unavailable due to a technical issue. The application period for state artist grants has been extended until 4:00pm on Monday 9 April.

Read More

Taike’s online services functioning normally again – technical issue resolved

The fault in our online services has been fixed. Our online services now function normally.

Read More

Contact

National Council for the Performing Arts
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki
Map

Tel. +358 295330900
asiakaspalvelu@taike.fi



Staff search