The Circus Asia Network (CAN) was initiated by Seoul Street Arts Creation Center (SSACC) in 2017 and actualized by 13 organizations and institutions from seven Asian-Pacific countries in 2018 to develop contemporary circus in the region through long-term exchange and fostering programs.
Fro... [more]The Circus Asia Network (CAN) was initiated by Seoul Street Arts Creation Center (SSACC) in 2017 and actualized by 13 organizations and institutions from seven Asian-Pacific countries in 2018 to develop contemporary circus in the region through long-term exchange and fostering programs.
From 2018 to 2019, the network members held conferences and annual meetings in Seoul, Takamatsu, and Kaohsiung to map out the blueprint and possibilities of Asian circus jointly. In 2019, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and SSACC co-produced the Circus Asia Residency (CAR), a dual residency program to support the creative development of young artists. The network also comprises Producer DOT Group (Korea), FOCA (Taiwan), and Hsingho Co., Ltd (Taiwan), the Setouchi Circus Factory (Japan), Phare-the Cambodia Circus, Phare Ponleu Selapak (Cambodia), Association of Mongolian Circus, Angels Center of Acrobatic & Contortion (Mongolia); Komunitas Salihara Arts Center (Indonesia); National Institute of Circus Art (Australia) and Circus OZ (Australia).
CAN aims to develop Contemporary Circus in Asia through a nurturing and cultivating environment.
through information and knowledge sharing and mutual assistance amongst peers.
through professional development and exchange opportunities
through stakeholder and network mapping of needs, activities and opportunities
CAN founding members consist of
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【2021 Weiwuying Circus Platform】Circus・Life Short Film Festival
Amid a global pandemic, the Weiwuying Circus Platform, now in its sixth year, has launched the first international short film festival in Taiwan to feature circus art.
A total of 16 sh...
The Road of Companionship in Asian Circus Production and Curatorship ft. CAN and Friends
Time：23rd Nov. (Tue)｜20:00-21:30 (GMT+8)
Since the establishment of the Circus Asia Network (CAN) in 2018, circus has received more attention and formed a new w...