Showzam 2015 Programmer Commission

LeftCoast in partnership with Visit Blackpool are developing an exciting programme of contemporary circus activity and outdoor street arts for the already established Showzam Festival for 2015 and beyond. Showzam’s “Circus Town” will take place between the 14-18 February and is targeted both at a family and adult audience.? We would like to focus activity on the Blackpool Tower, specifically the amazing Victorian Blackpool Tower Circus but we are also interested in exploring developing the programme with a range of partners including the Winter Gardens and the Pleasure Beach as well as smaller venues and unusual spaces around the town.

We are looking for a dynamic and specialist individual or organisation to bring some of the world’s very best circus artists and companies to Blackpool. There are two distinct strands of programming:

  • A family focused programme involving high quality performance, participatory work and outdoor street arts activity
  • A more adult focused cross art form programme of circus, new variety and cabaret

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2014.

To download the full brief click here.