CIRKLABO is the Leuven laboratory which will explore circus arts in all forms. Artists are given physical and mental space to experiment, create and produce.

CIRKLABO will start as a new circus workspace as of January 1st, 2021. It will continue and rework the current residency program, as well as the CIRKL festival.

Open Call

Apply for one of two brand-new OPEN CALLS in the CIRKLABO residency program:

  • Blank Space in 2021
    supporting the non-result-driven research and experiment, as well as creation and training in the realms of the development of an artist and/or the circus arts.
  • Coproductions in 2022
    supporting residency and co-production for the creation of performances, as well as artistic research.

Circus workspace

The artist and the development of the circus arts are central to CIRKLABO.
It is based on non-product-driven experiment, exchange and reflection.

Absorbing evolutions in the circus arts, in Leuven or in society, the workspace stimulates the artistic deepening of circus, mainly on the following themes:

  • interdisciplinarity inside and outside the arts
  • new urbanity, and
  • digital technology

CIRKLABO is an initiative of cultural centre 30CC, in close and active collaboration with the circus sector and the cultural department of the city of Leuven.