We are delighted to announce that alongside DV8 Physical Theatre we are one of 62 recipients of the Arts Council England funded Catalyst award.
The building fundraising capacity scheme is designed to help organisations with little or no experience of fundraising to:
build capacity to address both shared and individual fundraising development needs of consortia members
identify and develop effective fundraising methods that have a long-term impact on the business plan of each organisation
Consortia were able to apply to the fund for grants of between £60,000 and £150,000 for activity over two years. The scheme was open to applications exclusively from consortia so that learning and skills can reach more organisations.
You can read more about the award and the other recipients, including our neighbours Artsadmin, here
Flown from Pirates of the Carabina kicked off the UK tour on 27 & 28 April in Cardiff – next stop Eden Court 5 & 6 May – and you can catch this great family show at these other venues too – don’t miss out!
We’re starting to upload to our YouTube site the final footage of all our acts from last summer’s Piccadilly Circus Circus event. The first few show Marawa the Amazing hula-hooping like crazy and France’s Colporteurs defying gravity on their tightropes.
Were you there? What was your best bit?
NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ALL YOUR APPLICATIONS
Crying Out Loud are recruiting a Marketing and Audience Development Manager.
In February 2013, Crying Out Loud was successful in its bid for funding to support a three-year strategic programme of activity touring contemporary circus to ten venues called Circus Evolution. A key aspect of the project is a programme of audience development, marketing support and training/upskilling for venue partners. It aims to build audiences as well as venue confidence and artform knowledge in order to support cross venue partnerships and expand the touring network for circus.
The successful applicant will be pivotal to the delivery of the marketing and audience plans of Circus Evolution.
Circus Evolution is a project that works with ten UK venues and the Marketing Manager will collaborate closely with these venues. Responsibility for delivering the marketing and audience development plan for Circus Evolution will be a major part of the role, but is not seen in isolation, and the Manager will also be responsible for leading on all marketing and audience development for Crying Out Loud.
We are of the view that marketing and audience development are integral to the presentation of work and the postholder will be supported by the Artistic Director and other producers/project managers on the team. Additionally, the Administrator is currently responsible for the generic company marketing including the website, newsletters and other social marketing and the new postholder will work closely with them. This is the first marketing specialist post within the team so the role will also develop our ways of working.
Daring to be different at a time when work for the young was seen as secondary, in 2002 Crying Out Loud set out to trail blaze a new way of thinking about contemporary performance for audiences of all ages. This has led to the creation of work that, far from being secondary, is seminal, serious and something to write home about.
For more information and an application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications due by 15 April.
We’ve had a visit from Belgian artist Inne Goris who is auditioning artists to take part in her piece ZigZagZigZag a world première for the 2013 Manchester International Festival. One of 4 shows for children and adults ZigZagZigZag explores friendships and letting go.
Once Upon a Story – created within Manchester Town Hall, is a treasure trove of 4 stories of, and about childhood, where anything is possible and audiences find themselves at the heart of the action.
Book early for these family shows as they will sell quickly…
Circus Maximus UK has now launched – the UK’s first circus competition. Is your act original, creative and of a high standard? Then you could win £5,000, 2 weeks free rehearsal at London’s Circus Space and a first look agreement with Underbelly Productions to produce a live show of your work. More details and how to apply here.
We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of 12 projects in the sixth funding round of Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme 2012-13
We will tour contemporary circus to 10 venues across six English regions over three years. We will also provide audience development and marketing support and training for venue partners to build and increase knowledge of contemporary circus and programming. Our project will help develop cross venue partnerships to expand touring networks for circus.
We’d like to offer our congratulations to all the other successful applicants.
More news on Circus Evolution soon.
THIS IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ALL YOUR APPLICATIONS
Crying Out Loud and French company L’Insomnante are looking for a Workshop Facilitator, with experience of working with children with an autistic spectrum disorder.
Freelance Workshop Facilitator (needs experience of working with children with an autistic spectrum disorder)
Dormez-Vous? is a performance specifically created for children on the autistic spectrum, supported by an interactive, multi-arts residency, taking place in special schools. We are also touring a production entitled L’Insomnante to venues, with some Autism Friendly performances. The research period will take place in France followed by the UK tour.
We are looking for an experienced and creative workshop facilitator, with knowledge & experience of autism, to help support our work in Special Schools and our Autism Friendly performances in venues. The brief will include:
- working on the Research & Development period in France, with the company, to create an autism specific show entitled Dormez-Vous? and the associated in-schools residency
- working with the performers to create and lead an introductory and conclusive session to performances of the production L’Insomnante taking place in venues
- to support the performers, when necessary, during both performances
- to plan, create and lead familiarisation sessions and workshops with a group of children with ASD and their parents
- to liaise with schools to ensure that the project meets their needs and that information flows well between the school, the company and the children and families
Essential experience and skills
- experience facilitating and leading theatre, performance, dance or creative arts workshops with children with an autism spectrum disorder
- experience of working with children with challenging behaviour
- able to work as a team with the creative team to create a safe and engaging performance environment
- ability to respond instinctively and creatively in a performance environment
- a commitment to safeguarding children and a recent CRB check
- contribute to the evaluation process
- must be self employed
- must be able to speak French
- available on the following dates:
21 March 2013 (preferred but not essential)
18-29 November 2013 (R&D in France)
January/ February 2014 (dates TBC)
May 2014 (dates TBC)
September 2014 (dates TBC)
This is a fabulous project for anyone interested in supporting the development of exciting performance and participatory work for children on the autistic spectrum.
Please send a CV and a short covering letter stating your availability and previous relevant experience to:
Slavka Jovanovic – email@example.com
Apologies for the tight deadline! Wednesday 20 February at 6pm. Interviews Monday 25 February in London.
This is a freelance contract offered at £120 per day for workshop time.
The team has returned to London after a trip to Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013. The Cirque En Capitales programme included Camille Boitel’s Cabaret Calamiteux.
Discussions around the development of circus arts took place all over the Marseille region, from Arles to Aix-en-Provence. Strategies are being put in place for the improved integration of circus arts in the future European capitals, Umeå 2014, Mons 2015, Wroclaw 2016, Arhus 2017 and Valetta 2018.
We last saw Camille during the Farnham Maltings residency with Little Bulb Theatre.
Pro Helvetia are giving artists the chance to gain an insight into a different cultural environment – helping you to find inspiration, establish networks and contemplate new projects.
In addition to work and accommodation, Pro Helvetia will provide travel costs, insurance and per diem expenses. You will also receive specialist support around your chosen field.
Apply here by 1 March for the 2014 residency
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