Photo: Kathrin Wagner performing I Was Told. Photo by Cosmin Cirstea

Open call – Autumn 2023

We are now receiving applications for an upcoming 4-weeks residency in Autumn 2023 dedicated to contemporary circus artists.

Professional contemporary circus artists and companies, based anywhere in the world, including Denmark are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from artists/companies who plan to premiere their performance within a year from the residency. 

The theme for the residency is CIRCUS AND MESSAGE: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES IN CIRCUS CREATION. We welcome submissions from artists who use circus as a medium to express, reflect, or question social and/or political problematics. We interpret the theme broadly and submitted projects can deal with, but are not limited to: issues of gender and identity, borders and conflicts, climate and environmental issues, minority representation and access, etc.
The residency is open to artists working in any circus discipline.

Through the residency programme, DYNAMO aims to support the circus environment to its fullest extent by also providing artists with the opportunity to do unrestricted creative work and contribute to the development of contemporary circus in the Nordic region and Europe

What we offer

Space: As a group/artist in residency at DYNAMO you are provided with your own workspace in our Studio –  approx 6m x 10m. You get access to basic circus rigging equipment, crash mats and such. (Our max height for rigging in ceiling is 5,5 metres.) Basic lights and sound. Access to a backstage area, for meeting, rest, or showers.
NB: Other artists might be working in other spaces in our building at the same time. Our space is divided with theatre curtain walls, so there is no soundproofing.

Economy: For this residency, provide  950 EUR production fee (per company) and we cover travel costs (up to 670 EUR). We also provide accommodation in a shared apartment with separate rooms during your residency (limits may apply for big companies), as well as bikes for local transit. You can see pictures of the apartment here.  

Documentation & PR: We offer PR through our digital media and print programme; the work in progress presentation will be shot by our photographer.

Lunch: We provide lunch Monday-Friday and access to the kitchen on weekends and evenings. No other meals are provided.

What we expect

A public work in progress showing is part of the residency agreement. The showing will also be included in the program for our audience. As a selected artist/company you provide materials for PR and promotion. In this residency you will share documentation of your process and credit DYNAMO on digital media during your stay.

Who can apply

Any professional artist or group/company based anywhere in the world, including Denmark. You can apply with an already started production, we encourage applications for performances that are within a year from premiering. Please note that a work in progress presentation is part of the residency agreement.

When and where

The residency period is from 2nd October 2023 to 26th October  2023 and takes place at DYNAMO, Finlandkaj 6, in Odense, Denmark. The work in progress presentation will take place on 25th October 2023.

Read more about how you can arrive to DYNAMO on our website.Further questions can be addressed to

How to apply

Fill in and submit the form below. Application deadline is 18th June 2023 and you can expect an answer from us no later than 1st July 2023.

The residency is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and Odense Municipality

About you

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*Write country(ies) you will be travelling from to Denmark on the occasion of this residency. Please indicate for all artists who plan to travel.
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About your practice

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* How long have you been working professionally? Where did you study? Where have you performed etc.
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* What will you be working on? Please include: what circus disciplines are you using, and the stage of your creation.
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* Why is this residency important for you at this time in your carreer?
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