Call out for early #circus works



It’s the time of year again when we call out for early works by circus practitioners to show at our scratch night VOLT.

We look for work-in-progress, ie not finished work or near finished work. We look for work which you are working on and really would benefit from feedback from peer artists and the public to take further in development.

You can propose to present max 10mins at the amazing space that is Circomedia Portland Square. You will get very limited set up time on the day, so please bare this in mind. You need to be able to rig/check basic lighting and music in around 45mins. The focus on these presentations is not on the technical aspects but the luxury of a caring, interested and engaged audience.

The next VOLT Scratch Night takes place at 7.30pm on the 31st of March 2017

If you are interested to present please send:

250 words explaining what you would like to do:
idea, discipline, where in the process you are at, why show this now and what do you want to get out of the experience and length proposed?

250 words about who you are?
brief biography and links to work previous work. website/youtube videos/facebook/twitter/image gallery etc
also let us know where you are at in your career. VOLT is open to ALL levels of circus and we embrace a mixture of levels. The important thing is you know why you are doing this scratch night as articulated in the first question.

Details if you need any rigging?
We can facilitate pretty much all circus disciplines, knowing rigging requirements from the get go helps us plan for the evening.

Contact details:
Phone number

To: by 3rd of March


We try to ensure accessibility in the application process, please feel free to send audio clips (not video). Send a downloadable file (not shared via dropbox) to

We aim figure out line-up by 13 the of March. 


Image credit: Photo taken by Tilly May Photography of Laura Murphy’s new work, shown at VOLT in 2016.


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