Lab:time

Experiments in circus

Lab:time is our programme for innovation and experimentation in the Circus Arts, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Through Lab:time individual artists and companies are able to secure research and development time in the Creation Studio at the National Centre for Circus Arts, as well as small but significant amounts of seed funding to support the first stages of exploration.

By offering artists the means to explore their ideas at the very beginning of the creative process it is our aim to generate a critical mass of creative development that will, over time, generate an increase in the quality and quantity of new circus-based performance across the UK.

Although the space we offer is at the National Centre in London, we welcome applications for Lab:time Funding from artists across the UK.

Lab:time applications are now closed

Applications for the next round of Lab:time are now closed. 

All applicants will receive email confirmation. If you do not receive this confirmation, please email ben@nationalcircus.org.uk.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme or the application procedure, or would like to volunteer for the Lab:time panel please send an email to labtime@nationalcircus.org.uk

Lab:time experiments featured on our blog:

Stefano Di Renzo – Lab:timeStefano Di Renzo was awarded Lab:time in December to find ways that clothes could be

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Stefano Di Renzo –
Lab:timeStefano Di Renzo was awarded
Lab:time in December to find ways
that clothes could be

Lab:time - Tamzen Moulding Tamzen Moulding was awarded Lab:time in September to commission a large puppet – named

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Lab:time - Tamzen Moulding Tamzen Moulding was awarded Lab:time in September to commission
a large puppet – named