Circollaborative tools


Using new digital tools to imporve the artistic creation

In a context of strong development of the contemporary circus art sector at European and international level, the cultural structures have in common to experience major changes in terms of work organisation. Because of overall cuts in public funds for culture, we note a steady shift from the traditional hierarchical and pyramidal structuring of the salaried teams towards the development of project-teams organisation integrating several salaried members from different teams together with persons working on an independent basis. Project-team is becoming more popular from the local level to the international one.This phenomenon is challenging our teams to adapt by adopting new methods of work in common. The strategic partnership made up of 8 active structures in the contemporary circus sector (venues for creation, dissemination, accompanying, training centers) and of a technological innovation structure, identifies 3 emblematic fields for which this transition is fundamental :

  • the management of cooperation projects for distant or local project teams,

  • the management of venues and ressources for creation and dissemination venues,

  • the stimulation of creativity and artistic research for the artists and the professionals.

Noting that the project methodology and the ICT innovation have poorly penetrated the professional practices of the artistic sector, the partnership has been established around the need to solve this organisational issue together with the hindrance to this transition. It is assumed that a more intense and appropriate mobilisation of the collaborative tools on line will be a powerful impetus to the improvement of the exposed situation.