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Women's Circus

Help us future proof


We are proud to be one of the leading intersectional-feminist arts organisations in Australia supporting women, trans and non-binary people through employment, training, community programs, and artistic opportunities engaging 5000+ people annually. We know from decades of first hand experience the power circus has to transform and inspire.

However as you may already be aware the Arts industry is one of the hardest financially hit by Covid-19...

While we know that the Arts and artists are resilient - always leaders of creative solutions in times of crisis - organisations such as ours face an uncertain future, having to completely re-invent programs and performances that rely on close physical contact and engaged in-person audiences. It's a worrying future with some reports predicting people working in the creative and performing arts are set to face up to 75% unemployment over the next year. Women's Circus each year employs 50+ staff, trainers and professional artists.

We are positive we will find a way through, but to continue delivering these vital creative and employment opportunities we need your support.

Help us to future-proof and weather the storm of these uncertain times.


Your donation will support:

Just to name a few! Head to our website to find out more about our community.


"The accessibility of the Women’s Circus facilities and the expert support and ingenuity enables me to take more risks and forge new connections between my body and brain." - Melinda Smith (Mel) Visual Artist/Dancer who lives with cerebral palsy and ongoing Artist in Residence.


Thank you for your generosity.


Image below: Melinda Smith (Mel) working with Resident Trainer & Head Rigger Franca Stadler.


Video below: Hear from trainers, staff, artists and mentees about how Women's Circus has shaped and supported their creative practices and careers. 


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Contact Details

395 Barkly Street

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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.