Youth circus sector launches national manifesto

The manifesto’s key principles and strategies have grown out of a two-year, sector-wide discussion.

Image supplied by Warehouse Circus. Photo by Katy Barr

Targeted conversations at the last two National Youth Circus Symposia, hosted by Canberra’s Warehouse Circus in 2013 and Adelaide’s Cirkidz in 2014, in conjunction with the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA), have resulted in the publication of a new manifesto for the youth circus sector.

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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