The Lancaster Arts TEST Residency: On Circus #2

Are you based in the North of England?  Does your practice incorporate circus, and are you in interested in testing the form and some new ideas in a residency this September 2024?

After a brilliant residency with Tom Cassani last year, we wish to extend our support for circus artists working in the North of England.

The Lancaster Arts TEST residency is an opportunity to experiment with your practice or test new ideas through a supported residency in the Nuffield Theatre, rather than develop a new show or piece of work. In September 2024, this will be our second residency for artists or collectives who include contemporary circus in their practice; this may include circus, theatre, dance or live artists and may involve taking your practice in a new direction influenced by new artforms.  We are seeking to support practice that is innovative, contemporary, and cross artform, and requires a large theatre space for its development. The residency will include technical and producer support and an opportunity to engage with the full Lancaster Arts team and may engage directly with research and academics at the University, if this is relevant to the development of your work.

Key Dates:

Application Deadline: Midnight Sunday, 30 June 2024

  • Interview shortlisted applicants (online) 17/18 July 2024
  • Site visit to Lancaster: Week of 5 Aug 2024
  • Nuffield Residency: 16 – 20 September 2024 (with a sharing on 20 Sept)

Full information and application form are here.