AB JOY is an association created in Brussels in 2007 with the purpose of endorsing different forms of performing arts, especially circus and theater in the public space.
Originally functioning as a legal and administrative structure for various artistic projects, since 2013 Ab Joy asbl also includes the booking and production bureau AB JOY – Circus and Street Arts with the aim of promoting Belgian companies locally, in Europe and beyond. AB JOY is currently supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Cocof, WBI and WBTD.
→ to support companies in production and administration
→ to support projects in their strategic development and communication
→ networking, promotion and distribution of shows in Belgium, Europe and beyond
→ coordination, touring and logistics
Founder of ‘Ab Joy diffusion’, Veera Kaukoranta has been living in Belgium since 2012. After completing studies in languages, cultural anthropology and human geography in the universities of Turku, Helsinki, Perugia and Roma La Sapienza and after obtaining the resulting Master’s degree in Human Sciences, she gained experience in the communication sector at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. She began her career in cultural production in Helsinki with the production company Motel Royal Finland. In 2013 she created Ab Joy diffusion, a Brussels based production and booking agency, with the aim of promoting Circus and Street Arts.
Originally from the south of France, Camille studied political science, history and the humanities between Toulouse, Albi and Albacete in Spain and finished with a Master’s degree in international relations in the cultural sector. It was then that she discovered Brussels for a first production experience in cultural events with the Pastoo federation. At the same time, rich in associative experiences in the world of performing arts, Camille joined Ab Joy at the end of 2021 by a happy coincidence.
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