THE Flying Fruit Fly Circus and HotHouse Theatre have been widely recognised for the quality of their circus and theatre productions.
Both have education programs focused on the training of young people in the performing arts.
Some go on to build full-time careers in the sector.
The Victorian government’s decision to maintain funding for the next three years provides a security of tenure for both the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and HotHouse Theatre.
It not only supports existing programs, but allows the companies to explore new ideas for expanding the repertoire of shows and creating new works.
Such companies are in the not-for-profit sector.
The future of their programs and subsequent success is reliant not only on audiences but most significantly on government support within a highly competitive sector.
Winning that ongoing support is imperative in ensuring audiences in Albury-Wodonga and smaller communities across the region continue to have access to a wide choice of programs, while at the same time helping to build arts training opportunities for those who would build careers at home and abroad.