$10,000 fund for Gold Coast circus artists

The creative development fund is the latest initiative from the City of Gold Coast in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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The City of Gold Coast and the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA) are calling for applications from the region’s circus and physical theatre artists for a new creative development grant of up to $10,000.

Announced on Friday, the new initiative is designed to strengthen Queensland’s burgeoning circus sector and inspire new collaborations and creative projects. It will also celebrate the unique cultural identity of the Gold Coast, one of the fastest growing cities in Australia and the location for a forthcoming one-day conference for members of the Queensland circus and physical theatre sector in late March. 

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts