THE DUST PALACE YOUTH CIRCUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2016 – 2017
The Dust Palace Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for young people aged 10-25 years with limited resources to access training in the Circus Arts. The scholarship covers fees for one years’ tuition at the Dust Palace School from July 2016 – June 2017, and culminates in a showcase at Mangere Arts Centre.
As a patron, your contribution to the program will enable a student to receive a year's worth of free tuition in circus arts and become a mini super-human!
But it goes beyond that, as evidenced by the success of the first two years (2014-15 and 2015-16) of the program. Past recipients have developed exponentially in their skills, knowledge and confidence in circus aerials over their one year of training. They have gained skills in performance and performance creation. They have all pushed their boundaries both physically and psychologically. They have gained friends and become part of a strong community group.
Becoming a patron and funding tuition for a young person is not only a win for the student themself, but is also a win for the entire circus community of Auckland - by supporting and enabling the dedication and passion of these students, circus in Auckland is invigorated and growing!