We are delighted to hear that Diverse City has been awarded Arts Council England’s NPO funding! This investment means that our integrated circus company Extraordinary Bodies, in partnership with Diverse City, will receive support over the next 4 years, helping them to make ‘Circus for Every Body’.

“It is very rare as an artist that you get an opportunity to reinvent an art form, but that is what Extraordinary Bodies is doing with Diverse City. We are not only making a fundamental change to circus, we are making impact that goes beyond art, placing on stage the positive, inclusive world we want to see in society.” Billy Alwen, Co-Artistic Director, Cirque Bijou

“This investment means that we join the Arts Council’s ‘National Portfolio’ and that more people will get to take part in extraordinary, high quality performance: more people from different backgrounds; more people with different identities. We want live performance to show our society as it actually is – diverse, fascinating and full of talent” Claire Hodgson, Co-Artistic director, Diverse City