Circus sector to meet in Melbourne

ACAPTA is holding the first in a series of national sector meetings in Melbourne with follow-up events in other cities next year.

The Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA) is holding a series of industry forms across Australia over the next 12 months, with the first meeting to be held in Melbourne on Friday 8 November at Abbotsford Convent.

The Melbourne meeting will feature updates from key industry representatives discussing the major issues facing the circus and physical theatre sector nationally, a series of provocations and discussions, and an opportunity to identify and discuss issues particular to those attending the event.

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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