New Horizons Leadership

We are pleased to announce New Horizons Leadership Programme – a new European project, led in partnership with Cirkus Syd and Rigas Cirks. 

New Horizons Leadership Programme (NHLP) is a Baltic-Nordic collaboration with European dimension which will take place in 2023-2024.


The vision for NHLP-EU is to strengthen the position of the circus field in Europe by supporting future leaders to acquire and develop skills and competencies for strong leadership. NHLP-EU responds to a strong demand for the development of cultural managers, producers and artistic as well as executive directors as strong leaders and will bring together 10 visionary fellows and 10 experts as well as the wider open cultural field open to all, to engage in exchanges and events related to leadership.

The 10-month programme of events includes two national-level live forums, 10 digital online seminars, as well as 3-week transnational shadow experiences and peer learning through a purpose-built digital platform. The programme is open to emergent leaders in the circus sector, based in a Nordic, Baltic, or European country.

The application process is now open – find the Open Call and application form on the project website: Deadline to apply is 19th May.


NHLP-EU is aimed at emerging leadership specialised in circus arts. The project brings together national level organisations across the Baltic, Nordic and European countries to invest in the future capacity, provide open access innovative and forward-thinking experiences for cultural operators and citizens, whilst connecting to learn, share best practices and be inspired.


The 2023/2024 NHLP-EU fellows are Elise Missall (DE/IE), Sophie Zoletnik (HU), Jakob Jacobsson (SE/NL), Théo Dussauzet (FR), Hazel Lam (GB/BE), Majo Cázares Godoy (MX/BE), Gaia Vimercati (IT), Hedda Liukkala (FI), Armas Lintusaaru (FI), Georgina Cassels (GB/HU)


Project partners: Cirkus Syd, DYNAMO, Rigas Cirks 
Project timeframe: April 2023 – November 2024
Open call & application form:
Funders: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union 
Contact and press: Elena Stanciu, Communications Officer 
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