VOLT Logo (Black)The first of its kind in Bristol, VOLT Circus Lab has been created by Ausform and Circomedia to develop artist’s ideas and help elevate circus as an art form in the U.K. The pilot of the lab ran from 4-15th of August 2014.

VOLT Circus LAB is produced by Lina B. Frank for Ausform in collaboration with Circomedia funded by Bristol City Council and the Arts Council England.

Sideshow Circus Magazine published an excellent article about VOLT Lab the pilot. It describes really well what the aims were and what happend during the 2 weeks.  You can find here:



“Lina B. Frank, Ausform’s director and executive producer and the driving force behind the LAB, stresses this point most of all when talking about the scheme: each artist has their own project and their own path, no two alike, and so they receive support tailored to their particular needs. In some cases this will mean practical tasks – a workshop on writing marketing copy, or a production surgery on how to apply for funding. In others, it will mean the artists being challenged in their creative process – often with the input of outside mentors.”

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Grounded Aerial (Willow Vidal-Hall & Grania Pickard) explore lighting for their piece The Glass Ceiling with Tom Richmond in VOLT Circus LAB 2014

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