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Airborne: mapping of youth circus activity in the UK

Date:11 July 2007
Subject:Audience development, Children and young people, Supporting the arts sector

This research was commissioned by Arts Council England to inform the development of the Young People's Participatory Theatre project (YPPT), a three-year initiative (2005/06 - 2008/09) funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and to inform the youth circus sector on required action. The YPPT project aims to work with young people aged 11- 25 years, with a view to increasing opportunities and broadening the range of theatre-related activity in which young people can participate. The initiative is a priority within Arts Council England's national policy for theatre. The definition of theatre includes circus, street arts and experimental theatre. This research captures a snapshot of current youth circus activity and provision and makes recommendations to support the development and co-ordination of Youth Circus in the UK and its relationship to the YPPT project aims and objectives. It provides a focused study of current activity within Youth Circus itself, and through consultation with practitioners, aims to identify its particular development needs.


Author:Produced by Leila Jancovich