CircusTalk added a new feature this week, and it is likely to be a very useful one for individuals as well as organizations. “We are proud to announce the release of EVENTS. Since Circus Talk launched in June of 2017 we have been experiencing exponential growth and with that comes the demand for nuanced features such as events,” explained co-founder Andrea Honis. She added, “There is a whole suite of additional features that will be unfolding in 2018, but the arrival of EVENTS in 2017 kicks it all off and is highly anticipated as a tool for getting the word out about one’s festivals, auditions, workshops, conferences and not the least, shows!”
EVENTS are not limited to any region but are open to the entire globe, allowing for the user to search by region. The handiness of this becomes clearer when you do an event search and see that you can also search by keyword, category (conference, grant application, show, festival and workshop –to name a few), and type (upcoming, past, shows). Also important to note is that the EVENTS feature is community driven, meaning that events are posted by the individuals and organizations that host these events and are shared by the wider circus community, which puts the power of its success squarely in each member’s hands.
EVENTS will be an indispensable tool for circus companies, whose shows will be featured on it automatically (once the company creates a show page and adds the show dates to the show’s profile page). But it is also a useful tool for individual members who may be looking for events when they travel, or who are seeking grant opportunities, and for academics who wish to send out a call for papers, or for organizations that wish to spread the word about school auditions, grant application deadlines, festivals, workshops and more.
How to list your event
Once you have registered as a Circus Talk member, you can post events by clicking on the POST AN EVENT button in the EVENTS menu.
You can choose from events, such as; conferences, conventions, grant applications, intensive and master classes, school applications, webinars,and workshops. It’s as simple as that–once you hone in on what category your event is, you will be prompted to supply additional information about it that includes a description, a location, dates, and URL for further details. Then it will be shared with the whole Circus Talk community and often promoted via our social media outlets as well.
Circus Talk’s editor Kim Campbell is happy about the new EVENTS feature because of the power it has to connect individuals with their local and international community, which is part of the mission of Circus Talk. Kim says “I am also excited because I will personally learn about even more circus industry events and have the opportunity to dig deeper into what each event offers our members and perhaps write about it in CircusTalk News!”
If there is an event category Circus Talk hasn’t defined/included in EVENTS, please contact CircusTalk at [email protected] In their efforts to create an online resource center that best serves the community’s needs, CircusTalk encourages you to use this new feature and to send your suggestions and feedback.
To learn about more details how event posting works by member types, visit the FAQ section. For more information about the EVENTS feature on Circus Talk, read the press release, or visit Circus Talk and become a member. Membership is always free.