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Circus Futures is a UK-based organisation that works on projects relating to talent development for circus artists. Opportunities to enable artists to make work of quality and present to current and new circus audiences are of particular interest. Circus Futures works with traditional and contemporary circus.


Circus Futures is one of the founding partners of the circusnext, which is the European circus label. From 2006 to 2022, Circus Futures was the UK & ROI Co-organiser for circusnext. Post Brexit, Circus Futures is keen to continue working with UK and EU companies, with partner creation centres, festivals and venues and is currently developing projects with partners.

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Circus Futures has been running conferences, labs, partnership projects and hosting mentoring since 2005.


Circus Futures created a series of podcasts by traditional and contemporary circus artists here. Transcripts of the podcasts in different languages are available.


Notes from the England Circus Conversation held in 2021 during lockdown can be found here


Notes from the European Circus Conversations held online in 2021 can be found here.

These activities were funded by Arts Council England.



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