Circus Around and About 2 - Info Session at Artist Residence, Portland Square
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A event on Friday 13th October. The event starts at 18:00.

Date: Friday 13th October 2023
Times: 6pm - 6.45pm

Location: Artist Residence, 28 Portland Square. BS2 8SA
Cost: Free

On Friday 13th October Ralph Lister from Take Art will be running an info session at Artist Residence, Portland Square between 6-7pm to talk about the current national call out for Circus Around and About 2.

Circus Around And About 2 (CAAA2) are seeking circus artists to take part in the project touring from June to December 2024.

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to tour existing work to rural locations, with the support from the CAAA2 team.

Some of the things accepted artists will receive:

- guaranteed fees of up to £1500 per performance day based on your all-inclusive day rate (including the performance, travel, subsistence (food etc) and VAT)
- a paid, residential artist lab in which we will explore and explain circus touring in community venues in rural and urban areas
- the opportunity to apply for an artist bursary of up to £3000 to adapt your show for touring
- Support with applying for an Access to Work Grant
- information about venues’ accessible facilities

Circus Around and About 2 gives you the opportunity to tour your existing work across rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset and in urban community venues in Cinderford, Gloucester, Stroud and Weston Super Mare.

Four companies will be selected for touring. If you’re among them, we’ll aim to offer you at least 5 performances out of a total of about 30.

"We want to create a menu of circus artists that’s inclusive of people from all backgrounds, including those who are underrepresented in rural cultural life. In particular, we’d like to include people from the Global Majority and those with D/deaf and disabled identities. We are starting to work with a selection of venues to help them to be more inclusive and accessible".

For more info visit Take Art's Website:

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