Spotlight UK Circus was launched last night at the Southbank by NoFit State Circus and Crying Out Loud.
A joint initiative between the two companies, Spotlight UK Circus is an unprecedented opportunity for the very best UK contemporary circus artists to showcase at CIRCa festival du cirque actuel and Subcase Circus Fair in 2017 and Festival OFF d’Avignon in 2018.
‘Spotlight UK Circus is an excellent new opportunity for UK based circus artists to develop professionally by performing their work overseas on new platforms, to access new audiences and to improve their financial resilience. Crying Out Loud has been forging international partnerships for 14 years and is delighted to join forces with NoFit State Circus to drive this initiative forwards. We are hugely grateful to Arts Council England who have funded Spotlight UK Circus through their International Showcasing fund.’ Rachel Clare, Artistic Director Crying Out Loud