TNA is pleased to announce Natano Fa’anana as winner of the 2020 TNA SMASH Bursary!
Natano is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Casus Circus. Natano’s unique style of performance draws inspiration from his Samoan roots, creating artistry unique to his values: accessibility, culture, quality and diversity. His commitment to campaign for greater diversity on the contemporary circus stage is a driving force and well reflected in his works to date.
Awarded annually to one recipient per year from 2018 to 2022, the bursary recognises both the existing and potential contribution of an outstanding Australian-based Independent Artist or Producer to the performing arts sector. It is a small gesture to acknowledge that these vital contributions are often a result of many unpaid hours.