Tours and Residencies

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Tours and residencies

Flipside has delivered community circus programs in 56 regional & remote communities over the last 5 years. These programs have strong support from local communities, venues and funding bodies, representing the company’s commitment to regional Australia – particularly in small & isolated communities. 

Our workshops and residencies bring some of the world’s best circus artists and trainers to your community to work with local children and young people.

Flipside’s workshop programs culminate in show-and-tell performances which bring community members together. These residencies evolve as programs return over a number of visits, creating a legacy that empowers participants to tell their own stories for their own communities.

 


From 32 days on the road in 2017, to 86 in 2021 and 85 scheduled for Sep 2022- Apr 2023.

 


Program includes

The programs are fun and challenging and focus on, building self-confidence, physical skills and fitness, trust, and teamwork. They can be tailored for individual communities and include:

• Short one-off fun introduction to circus workshops,

• Week-long residencies culminating in performance,

• Community activations, festivals, and events.

Flipside’s different programs can cater for children and young people aged 2 to 18 years (as well as offering tailored programs for adults and community groups.

2022 Supporters

Flipside Circus 2022 touring program is supported by Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Touring Queensland Fund.

2021 Supporters

Flipside Circus 2021 touring program is supported by Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Touring Queensland Fund and Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund, The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, ArTour, The Queensland Community Foundation through The Gulf Area Community Social Development Trust 2020 Grant Program, and Creative to Go, Youth and Arts Pathways through The Arts and Cultural Recovery Package initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

             

 


Case study – North Queensland Residency Tour

Bajool, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Ayr, Rockhampton

1,014 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS
1,041 TOTAL AUDIENCES
51 WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITIES
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS who rated the residencies good or excellent = 99%

The tour was tailored to meet the needs of each of these communities and was put together through a patchwork of relationships with local presenters/venues, schools, community groups, and councils.

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WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS

TESTIMONIALS

I had an excellent, memory-making, wonderful, awesome time. Thanks!

Anonymous participant, 13 yo

We have been unable to keep up with the demand and community members wanting to see more workshops. (And) received overwhelming positive feedback from the community.

Ayr Library

ATYP has been closely following the community engagement and workshop model used by Flipside to deliver programs in regional Queensland and forge ongoing relationships with regional towns and centres. This program reflects best practice nationally and is something that many leading professional companies are scrambling to replicate.

Fraser Corfield – ATYP