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TNA CaPT Bulletin – May 2020

Dear Colleagues,

It has been a challenging time for the performing arts sector. Whilst the fallout of the COVID-19 Crisis was immediately felt, the situation is continually evolving and unfolding. Here at TNA, we continue to adapt, listen and respond accordingly with our ongoing advocacy efforts. 

Read on to find out more about the TNA CaPT Advisory Group 2020-2021, the TNA Circus /  Entertainment Rigging Report 2019/2020 and 1000 x 1000: Crisis Cash for Artists

The next edition of our sector-wide Enews will be arriving in your mailbox soon with more COVID-19 specific information, resources and opportunities.

In the meantime, please take care and get in touch if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need support navigating the sector through these times. 

Jamie Lewis and the TNA Team: Nicole, Simone, Tessa, Rani and Yuhui
Theatre Network Australia

Theatre Network Australia’s CaPT Advisory Group 
We are happy to announce the CaPT Advisory Group for 2020-2021: Jascha Boyce, Alice Cadwell, Steph Cox, Natano Fa’anana, Harley Mann, Lisa McCready, Jo Smith, and Devon Taylor. Read more.

The advisory group had our first 2020 meeting in April. Our conversations focused on the fallout of COVID-19 on the CaPT sector and the ways in which artists and companies are responding; the broader sector impact of the Australia Council for the Arts’ Four Year Funding results; and TNA’s advocacy and programming work moving forward. 

TNA Circus / Entertainment Rigging Report 2019/2020
In 2019, TNA conducted the Circus / Entertainment Rigging Survey in response to sector feedback. Designed in collaboration with the CaPT Advisory Group, this survey gauges the need for Circus-specific rigging accreditation, and was open to responses from riggers, circus artists, programmers, presenters and venue managers. Read the report here.

Crisis Cash for Artists
This campaign provides one-off emergency payments of $1,000 to support independent artists in the performing arts who have been significantly affected by COVID-19 and do not have access to a financial safety net. Creative Partnerships Australia has recently pledged matched funding of up to $110,000. Support this initiative by donating or becoming a champion companyRequest support as an artist.

The Circus Arts Hub
Join in a series of online panel discussions over a wide range of topics with national and international artists, practitioners, producers and presenters. More information here.  

COVID-19 Information, Resources and Opportunities
TNA’s April and May Enews focus on COVID-19 information, resources and opportunities. | Australian Arts Amidst COVID-19 and Australian Circus and COVID-19 are places to ask questions and share ideas.

We hope you are staying well, staying home and looking out for one another. We are mindful that being home isn’t safe for everyone and that many people of Asian appearance are experiencing racism. We acknowledge the pronounced impact that this crisis has on those with a disability, and on communities already affected by the recent bushfires. Please seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed.

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