Who are we?  
Ko wai mātou?

We are an association of circus practitioners representing professionals, company directors, teachers, enthusiasts and ....clowns.

ANZCA was formed with the vision of fostering circus in Aotearoa at all levels. We want to raise the standards of professional and community circus, advocate for the rights of community groups and artists, grow opportunities for funding and increase the recognition of circus as a distinct and vibrant art form. ANZCA intends to connect community groups and professional artists around the country through a regular newsletter, online circus directory and public events.


We live, breathe and love circus. We want to encourage the sector to flourish and produce high quality art, entertainment and to continue to enrich the lives of people around Aotearoa.

We have formed a community driven organisation - consulting with community as widely as possible to find out what YOU want YOUR circus association to work on. Please email us with any thoughts, suggestions or things you want to see happen in circus in Aotearoa.

Why do we need a circus association?
Te take me whai tōpū tākihi?

Circus in Aotearoa is growing rapidly, with community circuses spread across the nation and professional artists in every city.

There is a need for an organisation to connect, support and advocate for all forms of circus in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ellie Marshall performing Aerial Chair for The Dust Palace.

What do we offer?  
Ngā painga kai a mātou?

ANZCA Services  

Ngā ratonga a ANZCA:

  • Health and Safety Documents for guidance

  • Marketing for upcoming events 

  • Performers' Aid (documents to help performers)

  • Directory of services such as photographers, videographer, light and sound engineers, costume designers, circus equipment shops..

  • Discounts on partner services

  • Organisations Directory

  • Your studio/ school feature on our page

Coming soon  

Ngā āhuatanga:

  • Artists / group insurance - negotiating a collective agreement for public liability and personal injury insurance in NZ

  • ANZCA events to promote the Association and members

  • Performers Directory