The Circus Village 2023: APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for The Circus Village 2023 are now open!

Applications for The Circus Village 2023 are now open!

The Circus Village is a living, learning, and working environment, allowing circus artists to explore what we do, how we learn, and test new ways of doing things. We hope to address the void of accessible professional development opportunities for circus artists in the UK.

Applications are now open to all professional circus and cross-artform makers, artists, technicians, thinkers; and to the curious creative circus collaborators of the future, based in Wales or Scotland.

We are also welcoming applications from artists in England, with places available pending the outcome of a funding application.

From the response so far, we anticipate that we will be oversubscribed for places at The Circus Village 2023. We will host as many artists as we can, but we need to remind applicants that we will be prioritising places to:

• Those who will benefit the most from this opportunity, or artists at critically important development or transition within their career
• Artists from diverse and underrepresented communities of identity and situation who face specific and additional barriers within the sector

As the host country for the village, and with thanks to support from the Arts Council of Wales, the launch of the 2023 Village will be geared specifically towards young people and community participants within the Welsh Circus community. We encourage applications from both individuals and organisations for the Youth focus of the programme. Although in the same application, the Youth and Community focuses will be separate strands with different programmes orientated to each group.


To Apply for The Circus Village:

The Circus Village (English Version)
Y Pentref Syrcas (Welsh Version)

To Apply for the Welsh Youth and Community Focus:

Welsh Youth and Community Circus (English Version)
Welsh Youth and Community Circus (Welsh Version)


Please get in touch if you require any additional formats or support for the application. 


For more information on The Circus Village, please head over to our website or Facebook event 

Please get in touch if you require any additional formats or support for the application process or further information by email or on 07576 392025

You can contact us on [email protected] with any additional questions.

The project is supported by funding from Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland.


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