Open call now open for Digital Leap Modules 3 & 4
The Digital Leap learning modules are 5-day events consisting of theory about and hands-on training in digital platforms from different perspectives.
- Module 3: Expanding your practice at your computer desktop, Distribution strategies on the Internet 3.0.
- Module 4: Reaching and engaging with audiences through digital means
4–8 october 2022 in Terrassa & Manresa, Catalunya, Spain – Hosted by Institut Ramon Llull
There are no magic tricks when talking about the distribution of dance and circus performances digitally, but there are hidden ways still to be discovered.
In this module we invite you to reflect on the infinite possibilities that the internet has to offer in the realm of distribution. A selection of experts will provoke you to think outside the box, reach new targets and get new communities online to broaden your engagement.
We will also offer you a closer look at the complexities of international taxation and some platforms that can ease your work. Legal experts will guide the group through the development of digital rights and explore how it could support the dance and circus scene.
As part of this module you will also be invited to see curated performances at Teatro Principal of Terrasa and at Fira Mediterranea, an international dance festival in Manresa.
Beginning of February 2023, dates to be confirmed. Aix-en-Provence / Marseille, France – Hosted by ARTCENA.
This module focuses on the key topic of audience engagement and development work, while exploring cutting-edge digital formats. Circus and dance workers (artists and producers alike) will discover how to e-meet and engage with their audience, how to better target them, and how to adapt to emerging participative and immersive practices by looking at examples from other artistic fields. The module, which will take place in the frame of BIAC (Biennale internationale des arts du cirque), will also address the topic of audiences from an ethical perspective, by touching upon various aspects of diversity and inclusion.
Who can apply?
- Professional* circus and dance artists based in Czech Republic, France, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, Spain or Sweden. For Module 4 (Aix-en-Provence/Marseille) we also welcome applications from producers working with circus or dance.
- We expect you to be interested in gaining new digital skills and having learning goals for the module and that you are also interested in networking opportunities with the international dance and circus scene.
- We expect the applicants to have an existing online presence, eg. a website and/or social media profiles and to be familiar with working with computers and mobile devices.
- No previous international working experience is required, but we expect you to have a clear vision of how you want to work internationally in the future.
- The learning modules will be carried out in English, therefore we expect the applicants to have working proficiency in English.
- We encourage artists from all career stages to apply.
- There are no age limits.
- Also previous module participants are encouraged to apply
* Circus and dance artists who either have a formal education in their art form, artistic working experience in a professional context or have received public funding for their artistic work.
How to apply?
- Please send in your application by filling out the application form on the project website. Be prepared to tell a bit about your experience with digital platforms and your future plans for both working with digital tools and international networking.
- You can apply for and be selected to participate in both of the modules, but you may also be chosen for only one of them.
- Four to six artists representing circus and/or dance from each participating country will be chosen for each of the modules.
- Participants must be present for the full five days of the learning module(s).
- Participants must bring their own laptop to the learning module.
- Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Digital Leap. Meals, local transportation and other costs will be at participants’ own expense. Accompanying program will be offered by the local coordinator (visits to performances, networking activities etc.).
- Participants need to take care of their own travelers’ insurance and other related certificates needed for travel to the relevant country.
- Participants will be asked to give feedback in a survey after the module.
- The application must be written in English.
- Participants will be asked to do some preparatory tasks in the weeks prior to the module.
- By attending the modules you agree to be photographed and recorded for the learning materials produced and communication activities related to Digital Leap
The call closes on Monday 13.6.2022 at 17:00 EET / 16:00 CET.
The selections will be made by Digital Leap partner organisations based on the quality of the applications, paying attention to the diversity among participants. The applicants will be informed about the selection at the end of June. If selected, the participants will receive more detailed information and some pre-tasks to prepare 2-3 weeks before the learning module.
The learning modules are free of charge for all selected participants. Digital Leap will cover the travel and accommodation costs of the participants. Meals, local transportation and other costs will be at participants’ own expense. Please note that you will need to travel to Terrassa / Aix-en-Provence-Marseille the day before and depart the day after the module dates.
Digital Leap – Capacity building for circus and dance professionals
Digital Leap is an international two-year project that offers dance and circus professionals learning opportunities for deepening their understanding of digital environments and their possibilities in performing arts. How do we promote and distribute performances digitally and virtually, without compromising the essential live experience? Read more at Digital-Leap.eu
Digital Leap is a collaboration between eight expert organisations from seven European countries: ARTCENA (FR), Arts and Theatre Institute (CZ), CircusInfo Finland (FI), Dance Info Finland (FI), Danscentrum Sverige (SE), Institut Ramon Llull IRL (ES), Lithuanian Dance Information Centre (LT) and Performing Arts Hub Norway (NO). Dance Info Finland coordinates the project.
Digital Leap has received funding from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme. The European Commission is not responsible for the contents of this website.
With support from the Swedish Arts Council.