Artist Opportunities


Backflip into the opportunity of a lifetime with Springboard –  a new program by Melbourne Fringe and Circus Oz aimed at supporting innovation in contemporary circus.

Springboard will support the development of four new small-budget circus works – one of which will grow into a mid-budget commissioned work in 2021.

Four artists or companies will receive 7,500 dollarydoos and expert mentorship to self-produce a new work  for Melbourne Fringe Festival or Sidesault-at-the-Melba in 2020.

One of the four works presented in 2020 will be selected to receive an additional $35,000 and mentorship to develop into a mid-scale circus work. This show will be performed at the 2021 Melbourne Fringe Festival and ready to take Australia by storm.

Applications for Springboard have now closed.