CaPT Gatherings and Networks


TNA works to keep the CaPT sector connected by hosting sector gatherings and by partnering with industry events to facilitate CaPT conversations and provide access for CaPT delegates. 


TNA hosts gatherings across Australia for the wider performing arts, as well as more targeted gatherings for the Circus & Physical Theatre sector.

These events aim to connect practitioners with one another to promote sharing, collaboration, support and learning. They are also an opportunity for sector to hear updates from funders and from TNA, and to discuss the ever-changing landscape of challenges and opportunities facing the performing arts.

Check out TNA's upcoming events and gatherings.

CaPT Sector Forums
TNA provides opportunities for the CaPT community to gather, connect and discuss the most urgent issues at hand. Sign up below to the CaPT Bulletin to stay in the loop about CaPT sector forums.

Next CaPT Forum: TBC

Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023
This September, Brisbane Powerhouse will host the three-day national forum alongside Brisbane Festival. This year's event will feature an afternoon of artform streams, including a dedicated program of Circus & Physical Theatre discussions and networking.

Read more about APAF 2023 here.

State Performing Arts Forums
In 2022, TNA hosted gatherings in metro and regional Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and Western Australia. This year TNA will host gatherings in the ACT and in South Australia. Sign up below to the TNA e-news and CaPT Bulletin to stay in the loop about state forums.

Next state forum: TBC

sector events

Delegate Bursaries
In 2022 TNA were able to secure funding to support over a dozen Circus & Physical Theatre practitioners to attend sector gatherings across the country.

TNA at Sector Events
Members from our CaPT team and Advisory Committee make every effort to be present at important sector gatherings and events. Last year we were able to attend CircFest Meanjin in QLD, National Circus Festival and Youth Circus Symposium in NSW and Melbourne Fringe in Victoria. In 2023 we hope to have a presence at Adelaide Fringe in and Canberra Circus Festival.

If you'd like to know more please contact Steph Speirs, or sign up for the CaPT Bulletin to stay up to date.


TNA works to support and connect practitioners from across the country.

Youth Circus Australia Network (YCAN)
The Youth Circus Australia Network is a national network of youth circus organisations who come together regularly to connect, share and collaborate. YCAN members also coordinate the National Youth Circus Symposium every second year. TNA provides support and advice to YCAN in their activities.

View the most recent Youth Circus in Australia Manifesto (2014-2020).


TNA hosts a number of live, opt-in databases that help people from the Circus and Physical Theatre community find one another and connect.