You are a foreign professional: Erasmus + In-Coming

The CNAC offers foreign professionals and artists immersion or observation courses as part of its Lifelong Learning service.


For more information about Erasmus + professional mobility:
General information Erasmus +: Isabelle Funes Isabelle Funes, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne
Professional mobility and training: Barbara Appert Raulin Barbara Appert Raulin, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne

Catalogue of training courses and services accepting mobility

Click here for available traineeships and training courses.

The various CNAC departments also accept foreign professionals for immersion.

- The École nationale supérieure des arts du cirque - ENSAC
- Technical service
- Lifelong Learning Service – FTLV
- Resources and research centre
- Administrative service

Admission Procedure

1 - Eligibility criteria

To take advantage of Erasmus + professional mobility (traineeship or training):

-  A good level of French is required. All departments work in French and courses are taught in French,

- You must prove that your mobility has been supported by a training establishment or a training body in your country (1- providers of vocational education and training, initial or continuing; 2- local and regional public authorities, coordination bodies and other organisations active in the field of professional education and training; 3- companies and other public and private organisations that host, train or otherwise interact with learners and apprentices as part of professional education or training),

- Your intended mobility must aim to develop your educational, administrative and technical skills at the highest level or share experiences, methods and tools based around challenges and developments in higher education in the circus, on an international level.

2 - Application procedures

Applications should be sent by email Formation tout au long de la vie, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne
Or by post to Service Formation Tout au Long de la Vie, 1 Rue du Cirque, 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne, France.

Your application should include:

- cover letter
- CV
- ID photo
- evidence of Erasmus support from your home institution or a training organisation in your country.

3 - Application assessment

Once your request has been considered by the leadership at the CNAC and the relevant department, you will receive a written response to your application.

The CNAC will also confirm that the exchange is possible administratively by contacting your home institution. The exchange is only confirmed once an Inter-Institutional Agreement between the CNAC and your home institution has been signed.

4 - Establishing your mobility agreement

Once your mobility has been accepted by the CNAC, your Erasmus adviser in your country must provide the CNAC with a mobility agreement. The mobility agreement must be signed by the three parties (the CNAC, Erasmus structure and you) before the mobility begins.

Arrival and Accommodation

Information on living in Châlons-en-Champagne is available, on request, from the CNAC Erasmus + adviser: Isabelle Funes Isabelle Funes, Centre national des arts du cirque / CNAC de Châlons-en-Champagne

Required Language Level

All departments and training courses at the CNAC use French. A good level of French is therefore necessary for the mobility to be useful to you.

Depending on the results of your language tests taken before your departure, it may be possible to follow language courses at the CNAC’s partner universities.