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TNA CaPT Bulletin – December 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to those who joined us and the Sidesault artists and colleagues at the CaPT Sector Gathering in November. Wrap-up and resources below.

We look forward to releasing the CaPT Rigging Survey Report in 2020, and continuing our engagement with the CaPT sector.

We will be appointing a new CaPT Advisory Group in 2020, seeking representation across First Nations, people of colour, people with disability and gender; and with lenses across regional, national and international, organisational and independents; and across a range of practice within the sector (artists, arts workers, producers, riggers, tech etc.) If you would like to be considered, or want to nominate a representative, please email Jamie by 20 Jan 2020.

TNA office is closed 20 Dec – 6 Jan 2020. Wishing you a safe and restful summer break!

Jamie, Nicole, Simone, Bethany and Rani
Theatre Network Australia

TNA Stuff –  Strategic Plan; Video; S2M Salary Survey; Gov. Department Title Change
Our new Strategic Plan is now available. Find out TNA’s plans for strengthening the sector from 2020 – 2024. | Check out our member feedback video.​ | The Small to Medium Salary Survey report will be shared with TNA company members this week. (Not a financial member? Join here). | TNA is disappointed that ‘Arts’ has been cut during the recent departmental merge and title change. Read our response here.

TNA CaPT Sector Gathering 2019
The 2019 CaPT Sector Gathering held on 14 Nov as part of Sidesault at The Melba centred around TNA’s Safe Theatres Workshop model – working to promote a safe and healthy CaPT sector. Event wrap-up here (includes images, handy resources and more).

6 Jan – The international training project and Lunar Circus classes in WA
Classes in every discipline will be taught by Trainers from all over the world in Karridale, WA. Open to kids and adults, training is for two weeks: 6 -10 Jan and 12 – 16 Jan, 2020. More info.

10 Jan – ASSITEJ National Advisory Group
In 2020, TNA is building a pool of TYA and Youth Arts representatives from across the country to provide advocacy leadership for the ASSITEJ Australia Network (those making work by, with and for young people). We are keen to include Youth Circus reps! To be considered, please complete this short survey by 10 Jan 2020.

Spin Circus Festival and Australian Partner Acrobatic Convention (APAC)
APAC (11 – 14 Jan) and Spin Circus Festival (17 – 19 Jan) will be held in Wensleydale, Victoria at the start of 2020. Read more.

15 Jan – Open Call –  3rd Next Generation Program Pakistan 2020
Next Generation brings 30 young international artists together for one week to learn from each other and co-create short performances. The 2020 Next Generation Program will be held from 26 Mar – 4 Apr in Lahore, Pakistan. Application Deadline: 15th January, 2020. (TNA is able to provide letters of support for funding applications to attend Next Gen).

20 Jan – TNA’s CaPT Advisory Group – Call Out
TNA’s CaPT Advisory Group was established in 2017. Meeting quarterly, the five members are on a two-year tenure. A new Advisory Group will be appointed in 2020. If you would like to be considered, or want to nominate a representative, please email Jamie by 20 Jan 2020.

22 & 24 Jan – VIPI Meet and Greet sessions for Producer Mentorship Program
TNA is facilitating two Meet and Greet sessions for those interested in the VIPI Producers Mentorship Program. Attend one of the following: 12pm – 2pm Wed 22 Jan or 5.30pm – 7.30pm Fri 24 Jan. Email Rani Pramesti – VIPI Program Producer, to register your interest.

Call for Teachers – SA Circus centre and Cirkidz, Adelaide
Teachers and makers with vision, rigour and passion, get in touch email AD Josh Hoare to start a conversation and receive more info about joining the team.

Casting Call – Circa Ensemble 2020
Based in Brisbane QLD, Circa has 3 ensemble positions available from early/mid 2020. Employment is full-time, year-round and involves extensive touring. Read more.

Circus Oz to explore new artistic director model
In 2020, Circus Oz will introduce a new guest director program that will explore the artistic potential of the company and enable a range of artistic leaders to experiment with different forms and formats. Read more.

9 – 13 Mar – From the Neutral Mask to the Red Nosefive-day clown workshop
Giovanni Fusetti will be running a From the Neutral Mask to the Red Nose, a five-day clown workshop from March 9th – 13th, 2020. Places are limited to 12. More info. See other 2020 summer workshops here.

14 – 18 April – Final Catapult Festival in Bathurst, NSW
Catapult will be delivered on a much smaller scale in 2020, with a condensed skill-sharing program and workshops with Gravity and Other Myths who will be touring their show Backbone. It will be the last Catapult Festival. Registration info.

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