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The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia's Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training.NICA is a national not-for-profit arts training organisation registered as a cultural organisation and primarily funded by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts. Auspiced by Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, NICA is the only training institute of its kind in Australia.As well as providing professional training through a three year Bachelor of Circus Arts course, NICA also offers a wide range of fun and safe recreational courses for children, teenagers and adults, and supports the circus industry with professional development and master classes.
Short courses and holiday programs run outside of school and business hours. NICA Performances take place in the evenings (Wednesday to Saturday) at 7:30pm and matinees on Saturdays at 1:30pm. Short course and performance times may vary.