The Circus Arts Forum has been set up by a working group of people with a professional involvement in circus. The group includes representatives from both the traditional and contemporary circus community; from the major UK promoters and circus training centres; from touring circus companies and community circus schools; from venue-based circuses and other circus arts projects. This working group is currently chaired by Verena Cornwall.
The Circus Arts Forum is hosted by Total Theatre Network, which celebrates and promotes physical and visual performance. Total Theatre Network's director, Annabel Arndt, was instrumental in bringing the group together, and continues to work in support of the Circus Arts Forum.
The Circus Arts Forum and Total Theatre Network
have appointed a project co-ordinator, Dorothy Max Prior, who works to
further the aims of the Forum.
To promote training and sharing of skills
To ensure that circus is a viable industry offering secure and worthwhile employment
To provide a forum between the different facets of the industry
The ways in which we are currently working include -