It is not easy to make change happen. Changing belief systems takes time and we cannot do it alone. But if we don’t move forward with this change, injustice, inequality and exclusion will always be with us. And we will all be poorer for that. You can help us to make work that is with, for and about our communities. You can help us to represent the diverse makeup of our society, onstage and off it and in the audience. If you like us believe that we can transform understanding and our relationships to create a fairer, richer world, join us.
From 2016 to 2018, Extraordinary Bodies was funded through investment from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence strategic fund. 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, Rayne Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and our brilliant and groundbreaking partners: