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. As a new circus workspace, it will continue and rework the current residency program, as well as the CIRKL festival.

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. CIRKLABO will start as a new circus workspace as of January 1st, 2021, and will be supported for five years by the Flemish Government under the Circus decree.

CIRKLABO is an artist-centred workspace, where the development of the circus arts is central. It is based on non-product-driven experiment, exchange and reflection at several locations in the Leuven region. Absorbing evolutions in the circus arts, in Leuven or in society, CIRKLABO stimulates the artistic deepening of circus, mainly on the following themes: interdisciplinarity inside and outside the arts new urbanity and digital technology.

CIRKLABO will launch its residency program in the form of an OPEN CALL.