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You will be contributing towards making sure all our interns receive a fee for their time with CiRCUS ARTSPACE. For a donation of £100 you will receive a certificate of adoption and thank you letter from your intern at the end of their placement.

Over our first year we've had four highly successful internships who have all engaged in the full range of professional workload associated with exhibitions and events: planning, curating, installing, marketing and documenting and administrative tasks. Read more about their achievements below.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported our interns to date: Micky Johnson, Jill Meighan, Jim Mooney, Graeme Roger, Andrew Tognarelli and the Highland Society of London.


If you'd like to adopt a Circus intern you make a donation via our safe online Paypal portal.

Sadie Stoddart: June - September 2019

BA (hons) Fine Art at Moray College UHI, 2019

  • Art in Action Campaign: Sadie led involvement in SCAN’s #ArtinAction campaign ‘ champion the valuable role visual art plays within communities across Scotland….’ and worked to actively engage MSPs in understanding the work of Circus Artspace.

  • Wake Up Fingal: Sadie is developing a multi artform project to be presented outdoors in May 2020, based on stories of Tomnahurich hill and related highland culture, working with other artists, musicians, poets, storytellers and performers to interpret these stories in a new way.


“Opportunities in the Highlands are often hard to come by but thanks to the new Inverness Creative Academy and collectives like Circus Artspace it means that my desire and the desire of many new graduates and creatives to remain in Inverness and the Highlands is more hopeful.” 

Holly Osborne: October - December 2019

BA (hons) Painting & Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, 2018

  • Workshop: Holly planned, marketed and facilitated a drawing and mono-printing workshop for local residents over 50 with the aim of gaining experience in tutoring and to try out some new ideas. 

  • Exhibition planning and curation: Holly has risen to the challenge of leading the exhibition ‘Above the Belt’. She has invited a cohort of her GSoA graduate contemporaries who are all finding their way in the world of creative work, and is showing great initiative in planning and organising the show. 


“Moving forward, the internship has given me an expanse of skills to add to my CV which will aid in me finding a job role within the arts sector and more confidence in my own abilities. The experience and connections I have made have been invaluable.” 

Jack Kay: October - December 2019

BA (hons) Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice at Inverness College UHI, 2018

  • Socials: Jack has helped to deliver and host the monthly Lonely Arts Club meetings as well as Circus' presence in the Wasps' Open Studio & Market Day.

  • Protest/Memorial: Jack has a collaborative project in-development aiming to highlight and challenge the purpose and status of public monuments as artworks. Jack has opened dialogue from a number of directions to explore and research his proposal.


“As part of my internship, I was given the opportunity to develop new work in under the mentorship of Circus Artspace…… the initial intention of being a solo effort has now developed to be a collaboration between myself and Wasps tenant and glass artist Catherine Carr, with the potential to include more artists.” 

Hester Grant: January - May 2020

BA (hons) Fine Art at Moray College UHI, 2016

  • Inversesh: In response to the Covid-19 threat we postponed the Circus Zine Fest, instead Hester curated a series of online zines and managed our social media throughout April and May 2020.

  • Circus Zine Fest 2021: Hester had been developing this project for 2020 but she'll be back in Spring 2021 to deliver it then.

"I believe Circus has been extremely valuable in pushing forward and showcasing contemporary art in Inverness and the Highlands. Getting involved in exhibitions and working with artists was incredibly inspiring and led to me apply for a masters at Glasgow School of Art and getting accepted into the MLitt Fine Art Practice programme." 

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