Great news! We have been successful in our bid for National Portfolio funding. We appreciate this continued support from Arts Council England which enables us to keep making innovative, exciting circus theatre. A huge thank you to Turtle Key Arts for all their support and hard work. We can now move forward together in realising our plans over the next three years: making our ground breaking new show Tipping Point, piloting our wonderfully ambitious education plan “The Ockademies” and at last creating a tailor made outdoor show for all our festival friends.
Warm congratulations to our partner venues artsdepot, Lincoln Drill Hall and Dance City who were also successful alongside many other supporters and creators of circus The Albany, LIVE at Lica, Jacksons Lane, Roundhouse, London International Mime Festival, The New Wolsey and Stratford Circus, Mimbre, Upswing, Wired Aerial Theatre, The National Centre for Circus Arts and Circomedia.
We are very conscious that other arts organisations will not have been successful in their applications and their livelihoods will now be in jeopardy. ACE has had their hands tied by continued cuts to the arts and has had some very difficult decisions to make. As one of the companies afforded funding we take our responsibility seriously to use this money to feed into the wider arts ecology and to continue to make and tour accessible, pioneering art.