Circus Artspace run an internship programme, 4 times a year we will advertise for one intern post. Interns will work as part of the Circus collective gaining first hand experience in all the activities carried out by an artist-run collective.


Successful applicants will develop their professional practice through actively taking part in all aspects of our projects including day-to-day running of contemporary art exhibitions, administrative tasks and marketing. We are looking for reliable candidates who can work independently and flexibly for one day a week and 3 days a week during exhibitions - over a period of three months.


Interns will receive a £300 stipend to cover any out of pocket expenses i.e. travel, lunch. This will be paid in £100 instalments at the start of each month.


Interns will take part in weekly team meetings (currently held on Tuesdays over Zoom) as well as have the opportunity to be part of peer review sessions. The internship culminates in a project, new work or an event to be developed by the intern under the mentorship of the Circus collective. 

Circus Sideshow

We are delighted that all our former interns have developed their own collective - Circus Sideshow. All past interns will have the opportunity to join this growing network after their 3 month internship.  Sideshow members are currently supporting each other's practices through different learning and sharing opportunities, along with peer review sessions, while continuing to be part of the wider Circus family.

Find them on Instagram @circus.sideshow

Open Call Autumn/Winter 2020

Circus are delighted to announce a call out to all artists who have graduated from an arts degree within the last three years and are based in the Highlands or Moray. Whilst we hope to be able to meet in person next year, this internship will start on the 27th October over Zoom and we are particularly interested to hear from recent graduates who’ve got a strong proposal which can be delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic. This internship will run from 27th October 2020 - Tuesday 23rd February 2021 with a two week break for Christmas and New Year.

To Apply

Please include an artist CV, examples of recent work (6 jpgs or film links) and a letter of interest (max. 400 words) which should include: a brief artist's statement; how Circus can support you during your internship (ie. advice on funding, skills sharing, space to make work); and what you would like to achieve by the end (ie. develop a remote project/workshop, create new work, curate an event, work towards realising a current project).


Applications should be emailed to:

Please use the subject line: “Internship Programme Autumn/Winter 2020” in your email.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5th October, 5pm.

Successful candidates should be available for a short informal interview.

Artwork/images courtesy of Sadie Stoddart, 2019