Fellowships are a paid opportunity to support circus artists to develop their artistic practice and leadership.
Five Fellowship valued at $40,000 each have been awarded to the following artists (in alphabetical order).
Harley Mann, a Wakka Wakka man from Queensland who grew up Gadigal country, Mann is interested in the value of land and how it holds memory and the relationships to country. His driving ambition is to establish a First Nations physical movement and circus company.
Award winning Jarred Dewy hails from Adelaide, is a NICA graduate and spent 9 years as part of the Circa ensemble. Jarred’s fellowship will focus on the identity of all things “queer, raw, subversive and surreal through a hybrid of acrobatics and drag”.
Acclaimed artist, Jess Love, will focus the fellowship on stories told through beautiful images and physical feats. Jess wants to challenge the status quo on gender, sexuality, lifestyle and “make work that is different and exciting, teaching that difference is exciting”.
Mitch Jones is a physical performer with over a decade of experience creating thought provoking and playful shows that experiment with genre and style. He wants to explore dynamic ideas about greed and altruism, social inclusion and exclusion, beauty and ugliness, crime and obedience, within a unique style that is absurd, darkly comical, and visually surreal.
Roya the Destroya is a strong believer that every day is an adventure. She is a passionate street performing artist who plays with her abilities to shock and disrupt the stranger into a soulful and joyful exchange. Roya has performed in events and festivals around the world from busking in the Middle East and performing at the White House. The Fellowship for Roya is driven by an ambition to create works that amplify representation and experiences for disability artists and audiences.