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.

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 Performing Artsawards grants and subsidies to support performances. In addition to project grants, operational subsidies are allocated to support the activities of circus groups.

Last modified: 05.07.2019
Taike distributes 34 million euros in seventh round of COVID-19 support

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) distributed 30.4 million euros in COVID-19 grants and 3.6 million euros in COVID-19 subsidies in the seventh round of COVID-19 support at the beginning of...

Read More

Artists believe in the future – optimism created by a strong belief in their own work, artistry and ability to influence their own future as artists

According to the latest Arts and Culture Barometer, artists have an optimistic view of the future, but concerns about their livelihoods and ability to cope are undermining their wellbeing. The...

Read More

State prizes awarded to 13 distinguished artists and art communities

The national arts councils of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) have awarded state prizes to distinguished artists, artist groups and art communities.

Read More

Application period for Taike grants begins on 1 October

Changes have been made to calls for applications for grants. Grants for mobility are being offered for the last time; in future, support for internationalisation and foreign travel can be applied...

Read More

Taike announces new call for applications beginning 1 May for COVID-19 grants for professionals in the creative industries affected by the coronavirus

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) is providing emergency funding to professionals in the fields of the arts and culture whose livelihoods have been weakened due to the coronavirus pandemic....

Read More

State prizes awarded to 14 artists

The national arts councils have awarded state prizes in the fields of architecture, cinema, the performing arts, literature, the visual arts, children’s culture, media art, multidisciplinary art,...

Read More

Survey on Livelihood of Artists

The theme of this year’s Arts and Culture Barometer is the livelihood of artists. Data for the barometer is gathered by means of an online survey that is open to artists working in all fields of...

Read More

Finland’s first regional artist for outsider art begins work

Ethnomusicologist Esa Vienamo (MA) has been appointed regional artist for outsider art. The role of the regional artist for outsider art is to promote the artistic work opportunities of outsider...

Read More

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

Contact

Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki
Map

Tel. +358 295 330 900
asiakaspalvelu@taike.fi

Staff search