Verena Cornwall is overseeing a study for the circus industry in the EU, the result of which will affect the funding the industry receives in the future. As a commissioner and programmer of contemporary circus, through her company Circus Futures UK & ROI and as developer of street and circus arts across Europe for years, she is the certainly the right person for the job.
Cornwall has been commissioned to undertake a number of pieces of country-wide and EU-wide research focused on circus and has spoken at conferences around the world on arts and science topics. She is a founding member of CircusNext, an EU judge and co-organiser for the EU Foundation. CircusNext has invested more than €5m in talent development for the next generation of contemporary circus authors in Europe and is now the platform for Circus in Europe. The CircusNext European Season in 2017 alone included over 306 performances across Europe by 49 laureate companies. Cornwall was also a founding partner for the UK in the Circus and Street Arts Come and See (CASCAS) Creative Europe funded project, along with Sweden, Finland and Belgium. Cornwall has sat on a number of EU and country-wide boards in the not-for-profit sector for th...
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