Open call Cirque Numerique 2024



On 26, 27 and 28 July 2024, the Grootseminarie (Major Seminary) in Bruges will open its doors to Cirque Plus. For 3 full days, artists from both home and abroad will take over the most welcoming garden in Bruges, bringing with them the best of what circus has to offer today. Cirque Plus is an open-air circus festival and a springboard for new circus talent. Our ‘Cirque Numerique’ event offers short, complete “numbers” (short circus acts) a place of their own within the festival programme.

These artists have made their way onto our Cirque Numerique stage: Aurelie Tercier (FR), Batist Van Baekel (BE), Duo n’Joy (BE), Trio Fullfa (BE), Fleur Perneel (BE), Duo Hopscotsch (UK), Meike Schnapper (DE), Amélie Degrande (FR), Cie. Faisca (IT/FI), Duo-NU (BE), Hannah Finn (US), Manon Verplancke (BE) and Cie. ‘waarom nie?’ (BE).

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For whom?

  • Artists who have completed training at a circus college, those who have received training at a circus workshop or those who are self-taught.
  • All circus arts are welcome: (aerial) acrobatics, balancing arts, juggling, clowning arts, magic and circus theatre.
  • Cirque Plus continues to focus on open-air performances for a wide audience.
  • This open call only applies to new or recent, short (max 15 min!) and complete “acts”. Soloists are also welcome.

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What does Cirque Plus offer?

  • A daily allowance of € 300 per artist per performance day and a fixed transport allowance of € 50 for artists travelling in Belgium or max € 100 for those travelling from abroad. Healthy catering is provided.
  • If really necessary, an overnight stay can be provided.
  • A professional organization and facilities.
  • A (10 x 10 m) performance area and a sound system.
  • The performances take place during the day and in the open air, so lighting is not provided. We do consider specific technical requests wherever possible.
  • The performer brings all other equipment (scenery, props, costumes ... / aerial acts provide their own equipment) needed to perform the act.
  • The performances are included in the festival programme and presented on the ‘Cirque Numerique’ performance area between or during the other performances at the festival.
  • There is a prize for the best act. A (professional) jury will judge the acts during the festival. The winner will get to perform as a supporting act for the circus tour of "Uitwijken Brugge" (July 2025 –
  • We have an enthusiastic and varied audience and offer networking opportunities with artists and professionals from the circus industry.

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How to apply?

  • Deadline for application: March 15, 2024
  • You fill in this Google Form
  • We expect a video recording of the entire act, in other words, no teasers or flashy promo materials. The video can be DIY, as long as the act is clearly visible.
  • Candidates must be available to perform twice on Friday 26 July 2024. The final performance schedule however will be determined based on the number of candidates selected.
  • The submissions will be reviewed by the Cirque Plus Programming Team.
  • The selection will be announced on April 1, 2024.

Any more questions before you apply?

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