Call out for Circus Artists

02 October 2023

Circus Around And About 2 (CAAA2) are seeking circus artists to take part in the project touring from June to December 2024.

This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to tour existing work to rural locations, with the support from the CAAA2 team.

Some of the things accepted artists will receive: 

  • guaranteed fees of up to £1500 per performance day based on your all-inclusive day rate (including the performance, travel, subsistence (food etc) and VAT) 
  • a paid, residential artist lab in which we will explore and explain circus touring in community venues in rural and urban areas
  • the opportunity to apply for an artist bursary of up to £3000 to adapt your show for touring
  • Support with applying for an Access to Work Grant 
  • information about venues’ accessible facilities

Circus Around and About 2 gives you the opportunity to tour your existing work across rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset and in urban community venues in Cinderford, Gloucester, Stroud and Weston Super Mare. 

Four companies will be selected for touring. If you’re among them, we’ll aim to offer you at least 5 performances out of a total of about 30.

We want to create a menu of circus artists that’s inclusive of people from all backgrounds, including those who are underrepresented in rural cultural life. In particular, we’d like to include people from the Global Majority and those with D/deaf and disabled identities. We are starting to work with a selection of venues to help them to be more inclusive and accessible.

How to apply 

To apply, please fill in the application form, which you can find here, by noon on 27 October 2023. 

If you need any support with your application, or if another format (for example, audio or video) would be more accessible for you, please contact and we’ll arrange this.