Circa Cairns is a proudly First Nations-led contemporary circus ensemble, based in regional Queensland, dedicated to creating bold art from the nexus of place and culture.
Fuelled by values of thrilling, challenging and connecting its diverse team which features a majority of First Nations artists, creates, presents and tours new circus productions and innovative engagement programs.
Circa Cairns is a Circa initiative supported by the Queensland Government and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Circa Cairns received support in 2022 by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
Circa Cairns is based in Gimuy (Cairns) on the lands of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji people.
We acknowledge that art has been practiced here over many millennia, and that it remains a fundamental way of life for the traditional caretakers and custodians of the lands on which we work, create and perform today. We acknowledge that we are here as visitors, and accept the responsibility to respect and care for these lands and tread lightly.
Always was. Always will be.
Image by Cristina Bevilacqua.