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Associate Circus Director Awards

Circelation is proud to announce three new Associate Circus Director Awards have now been made.

The three awardees will be placed at a producing venue for a rolling period of 6 months developing their work, building audiences for circus arts, and developing the infrastructure for circus arts locally and regionally.

The awardees are…
Helen Crocker
– York Theatre Royal
Gavin Marshall – Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Wendy Hesketh – Contact, Manchester

Each awardee will receive a bursary of £10,000 and will collaborate closely with the Artistic, Technical and Management teams in their venue to create a programme of work in the coming months which aims to :

  • provide career growth for three mid career circus directors to break into mainstream theatre practise
  • develop knowledge of and confidence in programming and presenting circus within three venues
  • advocate for the value of circus arts across the three host regions
  • create three programmes of visiting circus work and three new productions
  • build audiences for new circus within the host venues and potentially on national tour

The programme has been supported by Arts Council England.

Any queries please contact info@circelation.co.uk

Circelation 2006
Photo: Paul Floyd Blake
'Brings performers together, so that more inspiration is found and tools to develop performances were explored in a variety of ways making it refreshing and stimulating'
Participant 2006