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#CIRCAECONOMY

We believe talent lives everywhere and deserves to be supported from the ground up. Our main purpose at CIRCA is to circulate ideas and life-changing opportunities in support of the wider public and creative community: we mobilise those who can help and circulate back to invest in the future of art and culture.

With the #CIRCAECONOMY initiative we strive to create win-win situations that serve all. The opportunity we create from this comes in different forms. From direct-to-creator cash grants to scholarships, and commissions – CIRCA is committed to breaking down barriers and exponentially increasing everyone’s chances of being seen and heard on a global platform.

“Goldsmiths Department of Art is delighted to be working with CIRCA – one of the most dynamic and innovative companies currently working in the field of contemporary art – to offer two new #CIRCAECONOMY scholarships to students on our MFA Curating and MA Art and Ecology courses, starting in the academic year 2022/23.”

Professor Richard Noble, Head of the Department of Art at Goldsmiths

Through print sales in our first year, the #CIRCAECONOMY has circulated £200,000 back into the community with original commissions, scholarships, donations and grants:



#CIRCAECONOMY DONATIONS

£5,000 donation to Chisenhale Gallery
£5,000 donation to The Showroom
£5,000 donation to Culture Art Society
£5,000 donation to QueerCircle


#CIRCAECONOMY COMMISSIONS

£120,000 allocated towards commissioning 20 hours of free art and culture
(70% emerging, 30% established artists)


#CIRCAECONOMY SCHOLARSHIPS

£15,000 Scholarship: MFA Curating at Goldsmiths University of London
£15,000 Scholarship: MFA Art & Ecology at Goldsmiths University of London


#CIRCAECONOMY CASH GRANTS

£30,000 Cash Grant Awarded by Marina Abramović to Joseph Wilson,
Winner of the CIRCA X Dazed Class of 2021