The Sexual Health Circus has been funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, through their Ideas and Pioneers Fund, and the Arts Council. SHC received funding from the Community Quartet Foundation to make the video accessible.
The aim of the focus groups was to:
- Involve young people in the creation process
- Hear what young people have to say about sex education and what it should and should not contain
- Consult with young people through the creation of the show to check that we were on track in making a show designed for a youth audience
Brook Bristol offered the Sexual Health Circus support in kind by allowing us to use their space to train up the circus performers in Sexual Health Education before we started making the show. We heavily promote Brook Bristol to young people, as their sexual health services in Bristol are specialised for young people.
Brook are now offically partnering with us and have supported us by quality assuring our Relationship and Sex Education Lessons.
SHC are now members of the Sex Education Forum.
The video was filmed at the Invisible Circus training space - Unit 15. They have offered us support in kind for rehearsal & filming space.
ArtSpace LifeSpace offered Sexual Health Circus a residency at the Island which included access to the circus training space for our rehearsals as in-kind support and a reduced rate venue for our public show at Ashton Court Arts Mansion in March 2019.
Lavrak Circus, as a circus company with expertise in circus production, provided Sexual Health Circus with support producing the show.