Conference 'Circus - a safe(r) space for danger', 10-12 April 2024

10-12 April 2024, Antwerp

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We invite you to exchange, inspire and be inspired by taking part in our conference ‘Circus – a safe(r) space for danger’, Antwerp, 10-12 April 2024.

Throughout their careers, circus practitioners move from one role to another. From informal to formal scenarios, taking up roles as educators, artists or organisers; creating or performing, both on-stage and behind the scenes. While moving between these worlds, safety is key. Because life in the circus is all about questioning boundaries, bending rules and changing perspectives, often while in close interaction with others. How can we provide a safe environment and take care of ourselves and others? Join the conference on technical, physical and psycho-social safety within the circus sector. The conference runs parallel to MAD festival (11-14 April 2024) and MAD convention (12-14 April 2024).

Would you like to stay informed about the conference?  Leave your name and contact here so we can keep you updated on the programme and let you know when enrollment starts.

CALL for POSTERS on safety in CIRCUS

Are you active in the circus sector and do you have an interesting practice or research to share on safety? We are looking for you! Whether you are more into innovative rigging techniques, have developed a new approach in preventing injuries or are (becoming) an expert in creating spaces where sexism and harassment don’t stand a chance: we invite you to share your views, approaches and learnings.


Send us your proposal by 30 December.

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