Zip Zap Circus School is one of Africa’s largest and most progressive circuses. With five youth training programmes and a year-long event calendar, Zip Zap circus is a growing, busy organisation. Our full-time, three-year professional development course develops circus skills of young South Africans to advanced and professional levels in certain disciplines, whilst ensuring their holistic growth and employability.
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We are opening applications to an Artistic Residency, whereby professional artists can develop their acts and skills in a supportive, resourced space, in return for assistance with our students’ development.
Zip Zap Offers
An artistic residency at Zip Zap Circus School would benefit participants in the following ways:
- A fully resourced venue to train in, including aerial and ground equipment, sound and lighting, and a 17m x 9m stage
- The opportunity to join ongoing classes at Zip Zap, including dance, acrobatics, aerial disciplines,
- shifting, conditioning, stretching with professional teachers
- The presentation of your ongoing work and feedback from professional performers
- Subsidised accommodation in our student residence, where rent, electricity, water, and food are completely covered
- Subsidised local transport, to transport from Zip Zap to the student residence.
Zip Zap is searching for:
Zip Zap Circus School is looking for applicants to the artistic residency who, in return for the benefits listed above:
- Can teach a minimum of ten hours of classes per week
- Can assist in general events at Zip Zap Circus School
- Can assist in spreading the word about Zip Zap Circus School
We ask for a minimum of two months for the artistic residency.
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