TENT house for contemporary circus

During this course, circus makers are able to spend a week working on a short-term piece in a rehearsal space in Amsterdam. This could be used to go deeper into your artistic process, to try out new material or investigate theoretical or audience-related matters. The only condition is that the research relates in some way to the circus. During this week, we will provide you with support in relation to your production, artistic and technical requirements, supplemented by a modest production budget.

The research week can have a range of outcomes: a first sketch for a new production; a complete new act; or the conclusion that it was a good attempt and that's it. A small presentation of your research, to a modest audience, during the research week is part of the course.

This course is suitable for all circus makers. Whether you are a recent graduate or have already enjoyed a long career. As long as you have a concrete idea of the research you wish to carry out. There are six places available each year. Selection takes place through an open call put out once a year. In the selection process, we look at the originality and feasibility of your research idea and how well it is supported. Read more about TENT's vision to get an idea of our working method.

Would you like to apply for an open call? Keep an eye on our social media or visit OUR TENT page.

MAKER OR A WEEK 2024 • Jakob Jacobsson • Insurgentes Company • If Circus • Michael zandl • Erik Berkey • Profondo Rosso

MAKER FOR A WEEK 2023 • Saar Rombout & Sianna Bruce • Fenja Barteldres • Samuel Rhyner • Susanna Paavola • Hanna de Vletter Lily&Janick


MAKER FOR A WEEK 2021 • Liza van Brakel • Sinking Sideways • Jessica Hellmuth • Marth & Jan De Kinder • Luuk Brantjes • House of Circus 

MAKER FOR A WEEK 2020 • Joris de Jong • Eva van Boxtel • Emilie Weisse • Kolja Huneck • Paul van der Waterlaat • Maria & Hendrik

PHOTOGRAPHY 2023 Anahi Clemens 2022 Will Blenkin 2021 • Luuk Brantjes ©Manon Verplancke • Jessica Hellmuth ©Anahí Clemens Ramírez • Marth & Jan De Kinder ©Elliot Dehaspe • House of Circus, Liza van Brakel ©Jona Harnischmacher