Developing community circus

This Lotteries funded research programme explores what community circus involves, its reported benefits, good practice in delivering progammes, tools to evaluate community circus activities and how to grow community circus in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Read the Community Circus Research Summary Report [PDF].

Five interrelated research strands were involved.

  1. An international literature review.
    Community Circus Literature Review April 2012.pdf
  2. A nationwide survey of community circus related organisations and individuals.
    CC National Survey Report August 2011.pdf
  3. Stakeholder interviews with 20 key national and international players.
    Stakeholder interview report 9 May 2013
  4. A workshop at the fifth national community circus convention in 2011/2012.
  5. Four case study evaluations of programmes; three in Dargaville and one in Auckland:

The research began in April 2011 and was completed in May 2013.