Coinciding with its year-long 40th birthday celebrations, Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) has received $300,000 in funding from the Turnbull Government to help with border-based school development accommodation options for visiting artists, directors and trainers.
Local MP Sussan Ley said: ‘This money will allow the “Fruities” to acquire fit-for-purpose short-term accommodation, ready for the 2019 academic year when the Circus will be celebrating this milestone anniversary.’
The FFFC is a leading youth arts organisation that is dedicated to advancing the art form of contemporary circus. Open to young people ages eight through to 18 years, FFFC offers a wide range of programs that includes a two-week intensive course held at its headquarters in South Albury.
Minister for the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield lauded FFFC’s ability to attract interest from across the country and around the world.
‘Approaching their 40th year, this is a milestone achievement for a unique training school, with this funding helping it to continue thriving and playing an important artistic role in regional Australia,’ Senator Fifield said.
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