Resources to Support Youth Circuses through Covid-19
UK Government advice- checklist and risk assessments for reopening businesses
Circomedia summer school parents info– excellent short video to reassure parents of the steps taken to keep summer school attendees covid secure
Practical Resources for Reopening from the Circus and Aerial Rigging group
Videos from the Phoenix Room
Over the nine weeks of the CircusWorks Unconference, we invited experts into the Phoenix room to discuss all aspects of the Covid-19 crisis. Here’s a selection of them
Jono Ayres- How we Ran our Summer School
Circomedia reopened this summer with two weeks of summer school teaching 60 children per week. Here’s the process they went through to achieve this
Emily Scherb – Going back to Training after Covid
Emily Sherb aka The Circus Doc and author of bestselling book ‘Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts’ discusses the journey back to aerial fitness aftr the break imposed by Covid-19.
Steven Santos- Reopening Studios
Steven Santos is a world renowned expert in aerial safety, a prolific author on the subject and an expert witness for insurance disputes in the US. As founder of the Circus and Aerial Safety group on Facebook he brought together experts from all over the world to advise studios on preparing for reopening.
Nicolas Young- Reopening Buildings
Nic is CEO of Circomedia, Bristol. Here he descibes the processes the management team have gone through to prepare to reopen.
Tina Carter- Teaching Aerial Outdoors
Tina runs Airhedz in Whitstable, and is an academic as well as an aerial performer and trainer. Soon after lockdown eased, she began teaching aerial on the rig in her garden. Here she discusses her experience and gives some tips on teaching while social distancing
FEDEC International Circus school map
Useful map with info on circus schools around the world- current activity, strategies for reopening, status of courses, auditions etc
In March we asked youth circuses across the UK to tell us about the impact the crisis is having on their organisations, their lives and the lives of the young people they usually teach. We sent this report to Arts Councils, Equity and other organisations working on behalf of artists and the self employed.
We repeated the exercise in May and you can read the results here. They have been sent to Arts Councils, and DCMS to advocate for the UK youth circus sector
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information about the survey or the work we are doing
Follow the links below for our initial survey report and supplement