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Inequality isn’t inevitable, it’s engineered. As we emerge from the pandemic, this is clearer than ever. Our purpose is to inspire a world where everybody is equally valued. We challenge the social norms that force people to be marginalised, excluded and forgotten. Our fearless performances are a reminder of everyone’s value and everyone’s right to play a part in society.  

Extraordinary Bodies depends on public investment, charitable giving*, trusts, and foundations and individual giving.

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From 2016 to 2018, Extraordinary Bodies was funded through investment from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence strategic fund. Later in 2018, Diverse City became a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England, including core support for Extraordinary Bodies. In 2019, Extraordinary Bodies received a strategic touring grant to tour diverse-led circus between 2020 and 2024 via Diverse City. Additional support comes from Diverse City and Cirque Bijou, Bristol City Council’s Key Arts Provider funding, Jerwood Arts, Arts Council England, The National Lottery, Paul Hamlyn Foundation.