American Circus Alliance Launches Nationwide

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American Circus Alliance Launches Nationwide

What happens when the trapezes stop swinging, popcorn stops popping, and acrobats, jugglers and clowns have no audience to delight and entertain? 
One year ago, in the spring of 2020, a small group of American circus practitioners began convening virtually to connect about how the COVID-19 crisis was adversely affecting their livelihood. Over the next few months, this group grew, and the scope of the conversation expanded to include many issues including building a national coalition for the circus industry; recognition of circus as an art form; addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion within circus; response to the COVID-19 crisis; bridging the gap between circus students and the profession. These topics evolved into separate committees to envision potential services for the field such as regular advocacy activities and calls to action; an economic impact study for American circus; workshops and professional development; a group insurance plan; a North American touring network for circus; a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative; and a grant program for new circus productions....
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American Circus Alliance

The American Circus Alliance is a service and advocacy organization dedicated to circus performance and production in the United States. The ACA began as an informal Task Force responding to the COVID-19 crisis. A collective group of founders composed of circus artists, directors, educators, and producers came together to confront the challenges brought on by the pandemic, and quickly broadened their mission to include a wide scope of issues facing the industry.This eclectic group represents a national spectrum of like-minded individuals brought together to help unify and give a national voice to the needs of the American Circus Arts.