NoFit State Launches Associate Artists Program to Encourage Growth of Circus Sector - CircusTalk

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NoFit State Launches Associate Artists Program to Encourage Growth of Circus Sector

In a recent press release,NoFit State made a big announcement about an initiative they have created to support up-and-coming circus artists and companies.Building on the momentum of sold out performances of their latest show LEXICON at the Biennale International des Arts du Cirque in Marseille, the Cardiff-based team are giving their support to developing the UK circus sector with their new Associate Artists program. This is a bold and much needed move in the circus world, and no surprise that it would be undertaken by a company whose mantra since 1986 has been: We celebrate the contradictions within ourselves and our work–Creating beautiful carnage–And organised anarchy–We embrace the human condition in all its dirtiness.
A representative of NoFit State who spoke with CircusTalk explained,“It’s not quite a residency as such, but more of a close relationship tailored very specifically to what each individual needs to develop- almost like a company-wide mentorship. Whilst we won’t be providing our Associates with actual cash help, we aim to alleviate some of the financial obstacles to producing their art by providing use of rehearsal space where possible and providing access to and the opportunity to borrow things such as equipment, tents or vehicles. Alongside this we can offer things such as advice and direction with regards to the more administrative side of things such as strategising, marketing and working with venues. Lastly, we aim to act as advocates for all of our Associate Artists and promote them and their work as best as we can, whilst also giving them the opportunity to...
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