Nofit State Community Circus

Nofit State Community Circus

Charity information

Nofit State Community Circus

Nofit State is the UK's leading contemporary circus company.

We tour nationally and internationally, run an extensive community outreach and education programme and deliver professional training.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Mission Statement - to be the circus everyone wants to join.

    Nofit State is driven by the desire to create powerful performances that explore and push the boundaries of accepted forms in new and revelatory ways. The company aspires to create work that is sensuous, immediate and enthralling, that challenges preconceptions and raises questions, that breaks down the barriers created by empty virtuosity, and builds a company in which ordinary people do extraordinary things.

    Nofit State Circus works in three areas:

    • Medium and large scale professional touring productions
    • An extensive participatory arts programme including community workshops and residencies and both medium and large scale mixed media community productions
    • A professional development programme to support the transition from community participation to professional training and from professional training to employment through a range of educational workshops, mentoring, apprenticeship, and trainee schemes

    Five years ago Nofit State was a small organisation working in South Wales. Today Nofit State is a critically acclaimed company with a truly international reputation. Nofit State is universally recognised as the UK’s leading contemporary circus and is one of the largest performing companies in Wales.

  • Aims

    Nofit State Community Circus aims to:

    • To undertake action based research and develop the artform through creative exploration and multi- disciplinary collaboration
    • To present an integrated practice in which community participation and professional employment are a continuum, creating strong development pathways for people of all ages and levels of ability
    • To develop and deliver innovative contemporary circus productions of the highest artistic quality that are critically acclaimed and attract the widest possible audiences
  • Overview

    Established: April 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1102850

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 11

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 02920 221340

    Address: Nofit State Circus John Street Cardiff. CF10 5PE

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