A worldwide platform for circus arts research is online

A worldwide platform for circus arts research is online Circus Arts Research Platform (CARP) is a free resource website for academic research and studies related to the circus arts. Published online at www.CircusArtsResearchPlatform.com, the platform stimulates and strengthens collaboration between scholars and professionals interested in circus arts studies across all academic disciplines. It offers to the academic community an international directory of researchers and an international, accessible bibliography of academic publications related to circus arts studies. It also gives information on current academic research in circus arts to a wider public. The platform collects and maps universities and research institutions with circus-related research programs or research chairs; institutions offering residencies to scholars, as well as relevant collections in circus art. At the time of the launch in August 2018, the platform contains more than 120 profiles of researchers, references to 2000 academic publications in all languages and a world-wide map of more than 200 significant circus collections in archives, museums, libraries and resource centres. The references in the bibliography have been collected from the library collections of the Centre national des arts du Cirque (France), the École Nationale de Cirque (Canada) and from more than 100 academic databases all over the world. The international bibliography and its thematic bibliographies will be updated on regular bases. In addition, CARP offers an overview of links to institutions, networks and other information resources in circus arts. The News & Events page gives information on the latest activities, conference calls and publications. The Circus Arts Research Platform is an initiative of Centre national des arts du Cirque (FR), Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer of the National Circus School in Montreal (CA), Circuscentrum (BE) and CircusInfo Finland (FI) in collaboration with researchers all over the world, for widening the reachability of knowledge regarding academic research in circus arts. Get Hooked on CARP at circusartsresearchplatform.com/...

Research on gender distribution in the Flemish performing arts sector

Four years ago Kaaitheater and the VTi, the institute for the performing arts, carried out a small-scale study: is the performing arts sector as feminine as it is generally assumed? Well, the results were disappointing! To give just one figure: of the 32 directors of civic theatres and arts centres only seven were women. Four of them worked in youth theatres. Together with the VTi and the Performing Arts Social Fund we have now carried out more thorough gender research, ranging from the 1992-93 season to the 2012-13 season. In addition, we have examined performing arts education. The complete research report can be found here...

Database on Finnish circus

CircusInfo Finland maintains an online database (Sirkka) containing data on Finnish circus companies, artists and shows. You can search the database looking for e.g. jugglers or circus teachers listed. The Sirkka database was opened on the website of CircusInfo Finland in 2008. Circus professionals can update the data themselves, both in Finnish and in English. The database is linked with the performance calendar and the Shows and Artsis section on CircusInfo Finland’s site. The database is available at sirkusinfo.fi/en/circus-in-finland/sirkka-database/...

Czech Theatre Directory

A regularly updated directory of theatres, festivals, theatre institutions, schools, periodicals and organisations is available at: http://www.theatre.cz/czech-theatre-directory....

Festivals in the Czech Republic

The Arts and Theatre Institute maintains a regularly updated database of theatre festivals in the Czech Republic (http://www.theatre.cz/festivals-in-czech-republic). Via Virtual Study it provides access to information on festivals in the Czech Republic since 1945 (http://vis.idu.cz/Events.aspx)....

Tanka – the Finnish Dance Database

Tanka – the Finnish Dance Database contains information about Finnish dance works, artists and companies. The database was published in 2000. It is updated regularly and contains thousands of entries. http://www.danceinfo.fi/tanka-en-US/  ...

TIN catalogus

Welcome to the new TIN catalog which provides an overview of what TIN have in the media library, library, and museum. Link to TIN catalogus...

Sceneweb

Sceneweb is a Norwegian performing arts database with registers of some of what is now performing and an historical archive. The aim of Sceneweb is to document and convey Norwegian cultural heritage, past and present, and to increase the knowledge to Norwegian performing arts. Link to Sceneweb...