First Nations circus launches new development program

Na Djinang Circus's Making Space program will offer two First Nations artists six weeks of paid professional development.

Two First Nations circus artists will receive six weeks of paid professional development with Na Djinang Circus thanks to the new Making Tracks development program.   

The First Nations-led program aims to help a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists learn about and create contemporary circus work, and is designed to fill the gap in the arts ecology left by the demise of the Circus Oz BLAKflip program.

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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