On behalf of their integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies, Diverse City is to receive £69,940 from the third round of the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). With this grant,Diverse City is among 925 recipients to benefit from the Recovery Fund. This award secures the 2022 extension of a digital and live tour of “Human” from Extraordinary Bodies, the company’s partnership with Cirque Bijou. This restaging of “Human” allows Extraordinary Bodies to reach more people in more places nationally and support the livelihoods of freelance and diverse performers.
In the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, more than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organizations across the UK, including Extraordinary Bodies, the Culture Secretary announced today. Extraordinary Bodies, a national organization led by the partnership of Diverse City and Cirque Bijou, has been awarded a grant of £69,940 by Arts Council England. Cirque Bijou was previously awarded £201,261 in the 2nd round of CRF funding to support Extraordinary Bodies. The award will be used to develop the digital and live tour of Human, an integrated circus show, into 2022. Without the CRF award, Human would not be able to reach a diversity of audiences, especially those that are clinically vulnerable, all of whom are critical to England’s cultural recovery. The restaging of Human supports the livelihoods of freelance disabled and diverse performers through things such as access ...
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