The Brewarrina Circus is a CCD strategy employed to address some significant issues in Brewarrina, a remote town in the north of NSW. The Project employs a number of circus artists who conduct intensive residencies over approx. 6-8 weeks per session.
In a town where there are very few activities for young people, this project is engaging with approximately half of the youth population. 95% of the participants are Aboriginal young people.
The project aims to provide a focus for the young people of Brewarrina, working together in a creative environment to explore issues pertaining to healthy lifestyles, access to education and living in a remote community.
The Project Will:
§ Provide A Creative Outlet Focusing On
Young People In Brewarrina
§ Develop Circus And Other Performance
§ Develop Communication, Teamwork And
§ Promote Positive And Healthy Lifestyles
§ Establish An Understanding Of Career
Pathways In The Arts In Order To Develop
An Understanding Of Life Beyond
§ Develop Partnerships With Local
§ Be Respectful Of Local People,
Traditions And Organisations By Using A
Fully Consultative Approach To All Work
By 2005, the Brewarrina Circus Project aims to have established itself as a key player in young people's performing arts and aims to establish partnerships and networks with other circus arts projects/organisations for young people.