Artistic Residency at Zip Zap Circus School, Cape Town

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.

For more information and for application forms,

please contact Lotte on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .