Call for projects – Research & Creation paths 2023


Support program – call for projects

(Application deadline: November  27th 2022, 23:59)

This annual call for projects divides the stays and residencies of La Central del Circ in different categories around two central concepts:

    • RESEARCH: Stays and residencies for research and experimentation (Stay for “Essential” research and Contamination Residency in the frame of the current call, but also includes Residency “Incubadora” and Collective Experimentation Labs);
    • CREATION:residencies for companies who are starting, in the middle or at the end of a creation process (Residency of Dramaturgical Accompaniment, En Estudi / En Fabricació and T.E.S.T.!).


Each category is facing a specific moment of the creative process and replies to the needs of the path in which the artistic project currently is.

The stays and residencies will take place between February and December 2023. The dates will be fixed depending on company needs and studios availability.

BE CAREFUL! Please remember that La Central del Circ unfortunately does not provide any accommodation and you may be asked to find it by yourself.

[Informative session (in Spanish): Friday November 11th at 10am via Zoom. You’ll find the link on the full bases document]

We open a call for the following paths:


        • ESSENTIAL RESEARCHThis format is open to individual artists who wish to engage with a research process, or while presenting other existing shows, wish to stop and take a breath.
        • CONTAMINATION RESIDENCY (before called “Dinàmic”): These residencies are a place for experimenting and researching with some other non-circus discipline. It requires the presence of an external person to the ongoing creation or research process, who comes to put the work in tension.


        • EN ESTUDI & EN FABRICACIÓ RESIDENCIES: The En Estudi / En Fabricació residencies are designed for circus artists and companies that are starting or are already working on a new middle or long-format creation (more than 20 min). These residencies are promptly addressed to national companies, although the door remains open to companies from other parts of Europe.
        • RESIDENCY OF DRAMATURGICAL ACCOMPANIMENT (before called “Estructural”): This category aims to respond to the need of defining an artistic universe or a dramaturgical approach for WIP pieces. It’s characterized by the presence during the residence of a dramaturgical accompaniment that comes to refine the own authorship, to define a way of writing and/or give an artistic colour to the creation.
        • RESIDENCY T.E.S.T.! (Scenic Path for Technical Feeling)This category proposes to the selected artistic team to have a first staging opportunity in the Posada En Escena Room.