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Circus City consultation at Futur Ville 1st June

Our first consultation of 2019 will be on 1st June at the Arts Mansion, Bristol

In conjunction with the Futur Ville event Equity is holding a meeting for circus performers as part of its Circus Network meeting programme. As well as Equity members working in circus, the meeting is also open to circus students and non-members.

The event consists of 4 sessions with provisional timings as follows:-

14:00-14.30 Circus City Consultation

14:30-16:00 Equity Circus Network Meeting

16:30-17:15 Circus Futures

17:15-17:30 The Richard Award

Circus City:

Bristol’s Circus City festival 2019 is currently being programmed and will launch early July. This short session will introduce some of the thinking around the festival and start the process of setting up its advisory group. It’s also a chance to talk to us about whether any plans you have for October might benefit from being part of the festival.

Equity Circus Network:

This session will introduce artists to the work of Equity’s Circus Network which is covering: Health and Safety with rigging; Mental Health; Insurance and contracts and rates; Guidance for Emerging Artists. The Network was launched in London in September 2018 and this is the first of a series of regional meetings to meet with artists in other parts of the UK to report on progress and get feedback.

Circus Futures:

Are you an emerging circus artist thinking of applying to CircusNext Platform for support to create a new show? Verena Cornwall from Circus Futures, the UK & ROI CircusNext Platform Partner, will take you through the application process, share examples from previous applicants and be available to answer questions. Application details can be found here:

The Richard Award:

The Richard Award acknowledges and celebrates the legacy of Richard Ward, founder of the first professional circus training school, Fool Time, in Bristol in the UK. This section is to launch the second year of that award.

This is a FREE event. You need to register in advance to come to the Equity Circus Network meeting but not for the Futur Ville event as a whole. If you are coming to the Equity meeting then you are welcome to attend the whole event.