Outreach & Gigs
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The Women’s Circus Outreach Program takes Circus to the World!
The Outreach Program caters for all ages and genders
WORKSHOPS: One-off & long-term workshops for schools, community organisations & workplaces
ROVING & STATIC PERFORMERS: Who can provide entertainment for corporate events, festivals, school fairs, community and industry events.
SPEAKERS: Interesting speakers can provide a range of talks & information on issues such as the Women’s Circus, Social Circus, and the benefits of the arts to mental health and well-being.
Workshops & Longer Term Outreach Programs
The Outreach Program works to build relationships with external organisations and deliver programs to a diverse group of participants. Workshops are taught by highly skilled and experienced members of the Circus. The Outreach Program provides professional pathways and employment opportunities for our members.
To contact the Women’s Circus about an Outreach Project, roving or static performers, or presenting at a conference or forum, please contact Tara Prowse on (03) 9687 3665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
While all workshops focus on having fun, learning new skills, physical confidence and responsible risk-taking, building trust, co-operationin pairs and small groups, and challenging gender stereotypes, we realise that different groups have different needs and tailor workshops accordingly.
Workshops can take place in our training space at West Footscray, at your space or elsewhere.
Women’s Circus delivers workshops with primary, high school, special needs and at-risk students. Schools we have worked with include Footscray Primary School, Rosamond Secondary College, Gilmore Girls, Thornbury High School, Caroline Chisolm High School, Sacred Heart School, and Northland Secondary College.Community Groups and Organisations
We have delivered workshop programs with a range of diverse groups, communitites and organisations that include Homeground, Child Protection Society, Youth Substance Abuse Service, CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assult), Orgyen Youth Health, Spectrum, Eating Disorder Unit, Yarraville Community Centre, Maribrynong City Council.Workplaces
The Women’s Circus is approached by a wide range of Organisations and Businesses to develop and deliver Professional Development and Team-building Programs.
The Circus workshps are based on a model of cooperation, non-competition and fun. This produces a number of positive key outcomes and measurable benefits for the organisations and participants involved.Festivals
Women’s Circus participates in festivals in a workshop and performance capacity, and has appeared at Midsumma Festival, Big West Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival @ the Famous Spegiel Tent, Adelaide Festival, Pride March, Moonee Valley and Laverton Festivals.Forums
Women’s Circus has spoken about our work at various forums, conferences and events such as Feminist Futures Conference, Reconnexion’s Annual National Anxiety and Depression Conference, Kengsington Women’s Group International Women’s Day Celebration, Preventing Violence Against Women community conference, UNESCO conference. Our presentations often include performance and workshop elements.