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Circus Oz was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1978. For 40 years the company has been putting up extraordinary shows and successfully touring them both nationally and internationally. From New York to South American rainforests, Madrid to outback Australia, Circus Oz has taken its self-crafted performances of wit, grace and spectacle to 27 countries across five continents, to critical acclaim. The Circus Oz show is a rock-n-roll, animal free circus that adults and children can enjoy together. Celebrating breathtaking stunts, irreverent humour, cracking live music and an all human ensemble, Circus Oz promotes the best of the Australian spirit: generosity, diversity, death-defying bravery, and a fair go for all.


Aside from our shows, Circus Oz also delivers a public classes program, community and education workshops and corporate offerings; facilitates art form development programs, such as BLAKflip, Strong Women and Sidesault; manages the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent.


Circus Oz has a strong belief in tolerance, diversity and human kindness. For many years the company has engaged in issues associated with social justice and a good time for all, including work each year with many charities, Indigenous communities and the raising of over $392,000 in donations to support refugees and asylum seekers.

The Literacies in Second Languages Project is a research initiative at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB-Medellín) in Medellín, Colombia. Chartered in 2012 as a student research group, LSLP has grown as a research unit leading the field of literacies research in Colombia. Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora, associate professor at the School of Education and Pedagogy at his university, is the current LSLP Chair. LSLP’s research explores the use of alternative literacy paradigms and alternative qualitative inquiry methods to study the emerging literacy practices in second languages in urban, virtual, and schooling spaces converging in today’s cities. LSLP’s current body of work includes 55 papers (including peer-reviewed articles, proceedings papers, academic blog posts, and undergraduate and master’s theses) and 95 presentations (including presentations at AERA, LRA, ICQI, and other local, national, and international events), in addition to a web-based publication, the LSLP Micro-Papers, featuring 51 original brief conceptual documents so far.

Outer Urban Projects is a bold performing arts company that creates new forms

of contemporary performance imagined from the life experiences of young

emerging artists from the outer northern suburbs. We give voice to the

unexpressed aspirations and creative potential of ghettoized, culturally diverse emerging artists whose origins span five continents.

See more at


Grand Divisions - A Moved Urban Cantata.

Arts Centre Melbourne - Fairfax Studio -

Melbourne Festival 2015-

2013 Melbourne Festival TV: Urban

Chamber - Beyond -

Alyson Cambell


School Drama is a professional learning program with a difference - we bring the learning to you, pairing each teacher with a Teaching Artist to embark on a unique co-mentoring partnership.

School Drama has a dual focus. The primary focus is on the individual teacher's professional learning. With this in mind, a Teaching Artist will model how to use process drama-based strategies with quality children's literature to improve teaching and learning. The secondary focus is on improving student literacy and engagement.

School Drama was developed by STC over a four-year pilot program, in partnership with The University of Sydney and leading academic Professor Robyn Ewing AM. Since 2009, over 30,000 students and teachers have participated in the program.

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Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S.

We create an engaging classroom environment unlike any other. PLTW empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges. Through our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.

The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI) fosters innovative qualitative research that places the relational at its heart. Key to the vision for the Centre is that it develop the ‘creative-relational’ as a dynamic conceptual frame for vibrant, incisive research.

The centre is a home for qualitative research that:

  • is situated, positioned, context-sensitive, personal, experience-near, and embodied;

  • embraces the performative and the aesthetic;

  • engages with the political, the social, and the ethical;

  • problematizes agency, autonomy, and representation;

  • cherishes its relationship with theory, creating concepts as it goes;

  • is dialogical and collaborative;

  • is explicit and curious about the inquiry process itself.


The CREATE Centre is a vibrant hub of innovation in research making creativity and arts education a critical part of the education of all Australians at every age and stage of education.

We foster innovative, arts-informed and creative research methods, integrated with more traditional methods across the University of Sydney. We are developing multidisciplinary research that engages experts throughout the University’s faculties and schools to enable the pursuit of new pedagogical and methodological directions in research, and to build:

  • new knowledge in the arts, education and creativity

  • new possibilities for professional practice for the education sector and beyond

  • deeper partnerships with schools, arts organisations and other stakeholders

  • continued focus on collecting evidence and representing research findings through various art forms (including narrative, drama, song, artworks, film and dance) to reach a wide audience inside and beyond the academy and thus create a significant impact on the community and society more generally.

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