Flipside held our annual general meeting earlier this month – normally this is a chance to catch up with our community and share what we’ve been up to. COVID-19 meant our 2020 meeting was a Zoom affair, but we still want to share our 2019 Annual Report, please find a copy here.
2019 was a coming of age for Flipside. We built on 20 years of amazing training, performance, community engagement, and support for Queensland’s circus sector to position ourselves for the future.
We reached record numbers of participants in 2019, spending 120 days on the road (99 of them in regional and remote communities). We created bold new performances, collaborated with artists across forms, and won two Matilda Awards. Our performances were seen at the Brisbane Festival, QPAC, Brisbane Powerhouse, Horizon Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, and events all over the state. We expanded our education programs, as well as our regular training programs. We partnered with three different companies to create new works. And, we supported artists by providing space for new work, training, and rehearsal.
We developed our vision for a new home – the Brisbane Circus Centre – and secured a $1 million commitment from the Federal Government towards its establishment. Flipside is a company with a bright future and inspiring energy. It connects communities and supports participants and artists to take risks and grow. Impossible without the tireless support of our community, our staff, artists and trainers, and our board.
We hope you enjoy reading the Annual Report. Although 2020 is proving to be a pretty tough year, with our community’s support we look forward to breaking ground on the Brisbane Circus Centre in the next couple of months. We also look forward to welcoming you to our new pop-up circus that will be our temporary home while the Brisbane Circus Centre is under construction.