Professional Forum

Since the very first edition of the Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque, the Professional Forum has been held to bring together programmers, artistic teams, cultural institutions, funding organizations, educators, and journalists so they can exchange ideas, co-create projects, and discuss the challenges facing the contemporary circus and the broader performing arts sector. 

Whether participants are sharing experiences, meeting after a show, debating current issues, envisioning the future of the circus, or seeing new circus creations, this dynamic professional event fosters movement, inspiration, and cooperation.

The various programs that participants can choose from include round tables and conferences focused on issues and challenges that concern everybody in the contemporary circus community. Artists from the region, France, and abroad will also present new and original works they have created with performances under the big top, outdoors, on stage, and in both intimate and large venues.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas after a circus show or during one of the impassioned debates.


Guy Carrara, Raquel Rache de Andrade and Simon Carrara
Archaos national circus center and BIAC management team





Please send your registration requests to

We moderate the registrations to welcome as many programmers, artists, producers, tour managers, and other cultural professionals as possible during the Professional Forum week. When your registration request is approved, the link to the registration platform will be sent to you.