INAC-Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo is a meeting point for professional artists and circus students.

For INAC, it is important to promote and share creative processes, communicate and disseminate the various artistic manifestations within the contemporary circus. Opening the doors to national and international creators in a quest to share reflections around the circus arts.

Each residency program pursues its own objectives and duration. Some focus on just one artistic language while others encourage all disciplines and even interaction between them. Periods can vary from two weeks to six months.


To offer a place of research or creation destined to one or more specific projects with all the conditions for the circus practice.

To offer input for an exhibition or event devoted to the works. created during the artist's stay in the residence.

To generate interaction with the public. Create a flow of sharing between students, teachers and artists.

To encourage national and international artistic creation.


The conditions for the selection of artists vary according to the project and the residency they propose. For more information send us an email:

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