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Circus Exchange 2022

    Circus Exchange 2022

    Partnering with Multicultural Australia, Hurricane Stars and Reclink Australia, Vulcana presented Circus Exchange for Young Muslim Women in 2022. Delivered in Logan, this project created a young leadership group to guide its development and assist with supporting participants to feel comfortable with the processes and activities of the program. It fostered friendships, deeper cultural understandings and created a safe place to explore new physical activities.     

    Key info

    When: 10th September – 26th November

    Where: Crestmead Community Centre, Crestmead Park, Gimlet St

    “Vulcana is such a fun place to be involved in. I loved every session and was always looking forward to the next. Thank you so much for making them so incredibly fun. I learnt something new every week!”
    – Workshop Participant

    The non-competitive nature of circus brought the group together to share their new experiences, supported by artsworkers, trainees and the young leaders.

    “I believe the value of this project for young women participating is that it helps get them out of their comfort zone, try something new in a safe environment for them and meet new people.” – Samira, Young Leader
    “This program changed my mind set. I thought it (would be) so hard for Muslim girls to join circus…They can share their experience with others and make connections…I wish we have this sort of training more, especially in school holidays.” – Anita, Young Leader

    This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.