Training and social circus are working tools of the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris since the beginning of the project, in the late 1970s. It is a proposal for artistic training and education in values aimed at the transformation of the person and their immediate environment.

Project Details

Activity, Art and Social

  • Activity : Circus workshops
  • Artistic product : Artistic residence, Theater play, Books
  • Technical product : Video, Pictures
  • Executive product : Communication

The Ateneu Popular 9 Barris is a public socio-cultural center that operates according to the community management model; which was born from the neighborhood occupation in 1977 of an asphalt plant that was built between the neighborhoods of Roquetes and Trinitat Nova. Recovering the idea of culture, intervention and linkage with the territory, it aims to be a project that contributes to social transformation.

Circus, education and social transformation. The pedagogical project of the Ateneu Popular 9 Barris.
This book is the result of community work through the circus as a pedagogical and transformative tool within the educational project of the Ateneu Popular 9Barris. It gathers the collective experience of the whole community that in one way or another participates in the project.

Services Offered to the Artist

  • Services Offered : Meals, Materials and equipment, Location to work, Network with the community and government

This is a project aimed at adolescents and young people in the district of Nou Barris , giving them to know the circus as a practice that promotes healthy habits at physical and social level. It is coordinated with the Mesa de Franja Jove and is funded by the Public Health Agency of Barcelona.