New Membership Fees
- Receive quarterly email newsletters
- Receive performance/event special offers
- Get 10% off birthdays (contact office for promo code)
- Be eligible for election to the board of directors
- Have one vote at the Annual General Meeting
Become a Friend of the Freo Big Top
By becoming one of our ‘Friends’ you’ll be supporting CircusWA to offer a truly unique and fully-equipped Big Top from which we can help local circus talent strive and thrive in Fremantle.
As a Freo Big Top friend, you will also enjoy a range of benefits and help CircusWA inspire and encourage children and young adults to be part of a supportive circus arts community.
Call out for 2019/20 Board Members
Do you have governance skills, and/or skills in any of the following?
Opportunities are available for participation in joining us at the helm of CircusWA. If you are interested and you would like to hear more about the organisation and the board, please EMAIL JO SMITH, our artistic director, to organise a time to meet and discuss.
Term 3 is Now Open for Enrolment
To learn more visit Term Classes or book now below.
A message from the Chair
Belonging to Circus WA
Thank you to everyone who has enrolled for Term three. I was keen to share with you some information about how CircusWA works.
CircusWA is run as a not-for-profit community organisation under the guidance of a volunteer Board. I would like to acknowledge the many passionate performers, participants and parents who have supported the board and our admin team to keeping the circus dream alive in Fremantle for over thirty years.
Changes to State legislation governing associations necessitated a complete review of the CircusWA constitution to ensure compliance. This work was carried out by members of the Board over several months and the new constitution was adopted at a Special Meeting of members on 19th June.
Students (and their parents) are the backbone of our community and must be clearly identified as members of CircusWA in order to be compliant with the new provisions. This is why you are now asked to become a member when you make a class booking. The Board has chosen to keep the fee minimal and the money from this will be forwarded directly to our Scholarship program for students who could not afford circus otherwise to attend classes. We currently have four full scholarship students and one partial scholarship.
We look forward to seeing all of our members at the upcoming Friends of the Freo Big Top event this Saturday (4th August) and at our upcoming AGM (October -date TBC). At the next AGM we will be recruiting new Board members. Please think about what you can contribute to CircusWA and consider joining our governance team. We are particularly in need of people with skills in finance, volunteer development and fundraising/campaigning.
I invite you all to join the mentally healthy WA journey …..
ACT – Enrol now and become a member
BELONG – Join our events as a performer or audience
COMMIT – Nominate for the board or offer volunteer hours
Gavin Corfield, Chair
On behalf of the CircusWA Board
Being active, having a sense of belonging, having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health and wellbeing. Joining the circus will keep you active, and give you purpose as well