Noel Tovey Scholarship Fund

The Noel Tovey Scholarship Fund helps to ensure there is no financial barrier to enrolment at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

Supporting Students

Being a young artist at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus is a full-time job. Our students attend school for 30 hours a week and train between 9 and 20 hours per week, rehearsing and performing shows on top of this.

It takes the commitment of a whole family to see a student through each year at the Fruities, and we know that the reality of attending is harder for some. That’s why since 2004 we have partnered with Uncle Noel Tovey AM to grow a scholarship fund to support our students.

Uncle Noel played the lead in our 25th anniversary production Skipping on Stars, based on the life of First Nations tightwire walker Con Colleano. He was so moved by the experience that he was driven to set up a scholarship fund in his name to help reduce the financial barrier families face in sending their child to the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

A gift to the Noel Tovey Scholarship Fund supports students to attend a unique creative learning environment. It removes the financial barrier so that children of all backgrounds can join the circus and aspire to bright, creative futures.

Thanks to many generous donors, over 30 students have so far received a Noel Tovey Scholarship, allowing them to learn and flourish with one of the world’s leading youth arts companies.

Any donation of $2 or more is tax deductible.

Find out more about Uncle Noel in the video filmed in 2018, below.

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