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Women's Circus

Support Women's Circus Future

Women's Circus have spent 32 years creating and training circus in Melbourne’s West, empowering women and people of marginalised genders. We create impact that is memorable and enduring whether from a momentary encounter as an audience member or a lifetime of commitment through membership. Women's Circus is an internationally recognised leader in the field of social circus, and our innovative programs offer individuals and communities the opportunity to develop skills, confidence and creativity while fostering a sense of belonging and connection.  
The work we do creates real impact. In 2022 alone: 

  • We premiered a new large-scale site-specific work with our Inclusive Ensemble at Art Centre Melbourne.  
  • We collaborated with and supported 48 talented artists, fostering an environment that nurtures their artistic growth and expression.
  • We provided 44 hours of professional childcare, allowing artists and participants to fully engage in our programs without barriers.
  • We dedicated 850 hours of space, creating opportunities for artists to create, collaborate, and receive valuable support within our vibrant community.
  • A total of 730 individuals participated in our workshops and term programs, embracing the joy of circus while developing new skills and building confidence.

But we cannot keep the lights on, the doors open and our programs running without the support of our valued donors. 
What impact will your donation have?  

  • $2000 will cover our insurance for one month.  
  • $1500 will cover a years' worth of venue hire for our Performing Older Women’s Circus.  
  • $750 will provide our Trainers with professional development opportunities.
  • $500 will support the purchase of new circus equipment
  • $300 pays for a month of utilities
  • $100 support equipment maintenance

Your support is crucial for us to ensure Women’s Circus continues to support and empower people of marginalsed genders for another 30 years and more.  
We truly appreciate your support and are so grateful for any donation you are able to provide.    

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


Contact Details

395 Barkly Street


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

Women’s Circus acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, train and create and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, communities and culture. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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