Welcome to the inaugural Richard Award for Circus Arts.

We hope this will be a biennial event (every 2 years) aiming to honour Richard Ward, founder of Britain’s first professional circus school and to celebrate the depth and breadth of circus creativity emerging from Bristol’s rich circus training heritage.

Applications for 2018 are now closed

Thank you to everyone who has applied for the inaugural award. Shortlisting is now in progress and we will announce the final acts mid September.

The seven shortlisted acts will perform in a live final at Circomedia on Sat 10th November at 7.30pm. 

Tickets are £9 / £5.50 and will be available shortly from the box office at Circomedia.com

You can contact us at info@therichardaward.org.uk


The Richard Award

We have been running a crowdfunding campaign with a target of £2,000 to launch the award. This covers all the set up costs of the association and the first year’s prize.

With grateful thanks to all the people who have donated to the inaugural award, we can announce the first award winner will be given £750.

Our crowdfunding page is still live until the end of September. All donations over the target will be carried forward to the next award in 2020.  Please join our wonderful donors to build up the fund. www.fundsurfer.com/crowdfund/the-richard-award

Thank you.

Audrey, Helen, Janine and Gavin

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