Congratulations to all of the successful Circus and Physical Theatre companies who received multi-year funding in Arts Victoria’s recently announced Organisations Investment Program [OIP]. For a full list of recipients, head to the Arts Victoria website.


Developing (A) Organisations

Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association, NORTH MELBOURNE $40,000

The Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (ACAPTA) provides networking, advocacy, resources and information to the Australian circus arts sector.

Total Organisations Supported in Developing (A) Category: 18
Total Funding offered: $855,000


Established Organisations

Flying Fruit Fly Foundation, WODONGA $101,700

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is a full-time circus training institution for young people aged 8-18. The organisation also presents and tours an annual program of contemporary circus performances.

Snuff Puppets, FOOTSCRAY $107,100

Snuff Puppets is an experimental puppet theatre company that produces performances using large scale puppets that tour locally, nationally and internationally.

Westside Circus, BRUNSWICK $50,000

Westside Circus is a community arts organisation that aspires to make a positive difference to the lives of young people aged 3–25 years from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds through a range of circus art workshops and development programs.

Women’s Circus, FOOTSCRAY $69,600

The Women’s Circus is a community arts and physical theatre company based in Footscray with members aged between 18 and 70. The organisation teaches circus skills and provides performance opportunities for women from a range of backgrounds.

Total Organisations Supported in Established Organisations category: 58
Total Funding offered: $8,061,800