The Associate Program offers artists the use of our circus centre in a process of purposeful and accidental collaboration. Recognising the creative process is rarely linear, artists can access in-kind support for their practice including: 

  • Hot desking 
  • Rehearsal space 
  • Advice, feedback & support – production, marketing, etc. 
  • Access to apparatus, retired props or other on-hand resources 
  • Staging a viewing & presentation support including access to our networks 
  • Something we haven’t thought of yet that will evolve through open dialogue 

Over 100 artists have been selected to be part of the Associate program. 

Collectives, companies and artists in alphabetical order are:

Groups and companies 

  • 5AM  
  • A Good Catch  
  • Circus Trick Tease
  • Dislocate  
  • Dummies Corp 
  • Get Well Circus
  • Gravity Dolls
  • Head First Acrobatics  
  • Highwire  
  • Niow 
  • One Fell Swoop  
  • Stunned Mullet  
  • Throw Catch Collective
  • Variation Three  

Individual circus artists  

  • Amy Nightingale-Olsen  
  • Anna Lumb  
  • Ben Cooper  
  • Bridie Hooper  
  • Cameron Taylor  
  • Ciara Thorburn  
  • Gabriel Fenwick  
  • Jake Silvestro  
  • James Bartlett  
  • Lucy Tan  
  • Natalie Frijia  
  • Winter Chapman  




Not at all  let us know what you need. For example, if that is 2 hours in the morning on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for 3 weeks then we can make that work. Be as specific as you can about what you need and when as this helps us shape the program. However, we do ask you to respect shared resources and to show up when you have space allocated. 

Absolutely you can, the Associate program is open to individuals and groups. 

No, there is no stipend available to Associates – this is an in-kind support program. 

Not completelyThe allocation of studios, rehearsal spaces and hotdesking is arranged in advance, and access will be available when we have staff in the building. We also have that pesky COVID numbers requirement tmanage now and possibly into the future. So, allocating specific times is essential for the best use of resources and safe practicesIf you need access outside of business hours for something specific, we will do our best to accommodate. The Incubator program will also likely have collective moments for fostering a sense of community that all Associates will be welcome to participate in outside of allocated space times. 

We need to have a sense of numbers for managing resources, equitable share and COVID requirements. If you don’t know who, a sense of potential numbers is useful. When we curatthe Associate program, if we have more demand than we can support we are committed to providing access to artists and practitioners who may not accessed our support previously. Our curatorial approach will also consider the opportunity to spark new artistic connections that may have never had the chance to develop before. The ‘who’ can help us make informed choices across these different priorities. 


Program details

Number on offer:
Start Date:
Location: Circus Oz – 50 Perry Street, Collingwood VIC
Applications close: 12 July 2021
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