The circus community is in a state of turmoil due to repercussions from the COVID-19 virus. There are layoffs, circus schools on hiatus right before graduation season, shows and festivals canceled just before the spring season launch, and corporate gigs drying up as events are canceled and venues are closed all around the world. And yet, deeper problems plague us as the world is in the grip of this illness and governments take drastic measures to try to slow its advance. The situation is changing daily, and as we learn more about the virus, we also hear more about closings, and the amount of time we might need to be in quarantine.
With so much uncertainty in all of our lives right now, we feel the need to be a source for you to communicate and to commiserate, to update on information about health and safety and travel, but also to convey–to make sure everyone is informed of changes that are important to our sector and to know that you can reach out to each to other and to us through our platform. We care about the circus community–the educators, the students, the artists, the vendors, the schools, the venues, the festivals, the crew, the companies, all of you–and we are taking measures to help you, whatever your role is in our community, to find the information you need now. This is the beginning–please help us by sharing all of your resources with us so we can add them too. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]
Here are the steps we are tak...
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