NoFit State brings the world to Wales and takes Wales to the world – and we are equally proud of both journeys in both directions.
We are rooted in Wales, embedded within the communities we serve, and proud to showcase our part of Welsh culture across the world.
We are an international touring company that attracts world class artists from many countries and through our Youth Circus and trainee programmes we provide a springboard for local young people to realise their dreams.
We work in schools, prisons, and residential homes. We work with the probation service and community first teams and housing associations. We create touring productions that are critically acclaimed and are enjoyed by over 100,000 people a year all over the world.
And all of this is possible because of the sponsorship we get from Welsh businesses, the funding we receive from Welsh and English funders, and the profits we generate from touring across Europe. All three elements are essential to the success of the company. Without all three areas of financial support we could not employ over 100 people a year, deliver our Cardiff community programme to over 15,000 people a year, perform throughout Wales, or make a significant contribution to the Welsh economy.
We have been fortunate to perform both inside and outside Europe – and we know just how complicated and expensive it is to work outside the European Union. As soon as we leave the EU the extra costs, the extra bureaucracy, the extra red tape is extraordinary. The value of the single market is real and has real impact on our success.
We are incredibly proud of our multi cultural and international focus – and are proud to celebrate this in Wales with everything we do.
So what has the EU ever done for NoFit State? It has helped build a world in which we can thrive. It has brought us:
Hope, friends, colleagues, freedom, success, ideas, inspiration, jobs, opportunities, great coffee, hard work, learning new languages, training, protection, stability, women’s rights, travel, paid holidays, the freedom to bring international artists into Wales, free health care abroad, free movement for touring productions, international creative collaborations, youth exchange programmes, access to international training programmes and study visits, bringing international conferences to Wales, financial sustainability, and the joy of travelling, working, visiting and learning freely across Europe.