TNA works with the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre community to contribute to the development of a diverse, thriving, and sustainable sector. Our aspiration for the sector is for it to be recognised and supported by three tiers of government, presenters, programmers, and audiences alike.
The strategy overview is available as a PDF or Word document. For the full strategy or for further information please email Steph or call (03) 9947 1015.
TNA’s CaPT strategy has nine Priority Areas:
First Nations First
Access & Inclusion
Promoting Equity & Justice
Membership & Engagement
Informing & Supporting
Gathering in & Connecting Out
Developing a Sustainable Sector
Advocating for Recognition & CaPT specific needs
Analysing Sector Trends, Realities and Evolutions
How TNA Supports CAPT
Deliver awards, mentorships & observership programs for targeted emerging artists to develop relationships and connections within the sector.
Promote and provide opportunities for knowledge development on topics including; diversity, access and inclusion, and also employment standards.
Facilitate peer working groups to drive discussion, professional development, and support these groups with administration, promotion, and networks.
Advocate to state and federal funding bodies for increased support of Circus and Physical companies and projects.
Provide access to policies, procedures, documents, and case studies that support and promote TNA’s CaPT strategy priorities.
Held every second month at the TNA salon (in Melbourne) / online, CaPT Producers Club give circus & physical theatre producers a chance to meet, have a tea and biscuit, work through challenges and share successes with a bunch of like-minded and experienced folk.
Sessions are bespoke to the most urgent needs, skills, and conversations that participants have identified for their producing practice, and are partly facilitated and partly driven by the participants - blending conversation with dedicated work sessions.
MELBOURNE FRINGE AWARD for BEST EMERGING CIRCUS PERFORMER
TNA sponsors this award as part of the Melbourne Fringe Awards each year (not awarded in 2020-21).
The recipient of the 2019 award was Georgia Deguara- YUCK Circus.
Emerging AUSTRALIAN First NationS ARTIST - INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT BURSARY
This bursary supports an emerging Australian First Nations artist to engage with the Circus and Physical Theatre sector, and includes attendance at a national sector gathering as well as informal mentorship, industry connections and invitations to sector events throughout the year. The recipient of the 2021-22 bursary is Maggie Church-Kopp.
The 2022-23 recipient will be announced in September 2022.
Maggie Church-Kopp is a 19 year old Arrernte woman who was born and raised in Mbantua (Alice Springs). She has been hanging off trapezes since before she could walk and has a lifelong love of all things circus. Maggie has performed at a variety of festivals including Woodford Folk fest, Wide Open Spaces and Karnidale, and has had the privilege of training with some of the best circus companies in Australia including Circus Oz (Blakflip 2018) and The Flying Fruit Fly Circus (NTP 2019).
Maggie is currently an ensemble member of Arterial with Na Djinang Circus.
This position is offered annually to an outstanding student from National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). The emerging artist is supported to attend regular meetings of the Circus and Physical Theatre Advisory Committee, developing their skills in sector leadership and connecting them to artists and practitioners across the country.
The recipient of the 2022 observership is Linda Corazza.
Past CaPT INITIATIVES
ONLINE PANEL: International Touring - PAST
Realities & Expectations for Independent Circus Companies
Online panel held on Wednesday 10 November, 2021.
TNA invited a panel of those in the know and on the ground to share the current complexities and joys of international touring. The panel included Aisling Galligan, Festival Programmer for Underbelly Festival; Wolfgang Hoffmann, Booking Agent & Consultant at Aurora Nova; Danielle Kellie, Executive Producer at Circa; Marty Evans, Acrobat at Circa, and; Jake Randell, Director, Acrobat and Founder at Gravity & Other Myths.
sector forum: AusCo capt funding update (vic) - PAST
TNA hosted an in-person industry forum at NICA on Tuesday 28 June, 2022.
In response to Australia Council funding announcements for the Victorian sector, NICA and TNA teamed up to host a Circus and Physical Theatre Sector Forum. The community came together to chat about collaborative opportunities and discuss sector-wide needs.
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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