International Showcase Fund Announcement

By Admin

We are thrilled to announce that with the support of Arts Council England International Showcasing Fund, NoFit State, in partnership with Crying Out Loud, will work to provide an unrivalled showcase opportunity for a diverse cohort of England’s best contemporary circus companies across three high profile international festivals:

  • Circa in Auch (2017)
  • Subcase Subtopia Circus Fair (2017)
  • Off Avignon as part of the Festival d’Avignon (2018)

Subcase, Circa and Festival d’Avignon are considered the key festivals for discovering the most exciting developments within circus and physical theatre and each has its own unique identity and appetite for work. This three-year project aims to provide the English contemporary circus sector with exceptional presence on the international circus scene.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: “We’re delighted to be investing in NoFit State’s plans to help build the profile of England’s vibrant circus scene in overseas markets. Arts and culture are one of the top reasons tourists choose to visit the UK and this funding will help more of our nation’s circus companies grow their international reputation, attracting interest from new audiences, programmers and producers.”

Over the next couple of months NoFit State and Crying Out Loud will work together to define the programme plan and selection processes for the participating companies. For updates on the project, sign up to our sector newsletter below.

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