Arts Council Funding
In an important further step toward institutional recognition, Arts Council England includes circus companies for the first time in its portfolio of Regularly Funded Organisations. Company FZ, Mimbre, Ockham’s Razor and Upswing are all selected for three years funding.
City Circ Network
A network of venues (pictured) is drawn across London with the goal of putting more contemporary circus in (and outside) theatres. Production house Crying Out Loud coordinate the project, and in 2009 help to draw together the first City Circ season, with work shown across the capital throughout the summer. A second City Circ season takes place in 2010 before the network refocuses its activities.