The Future of Spain’s Figueres International Circus Festival Is Up in the Air - CircusTalk

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The Future of Spain’s Figueres International Circus Festival Is Up in the Air

One of the world’s top circus festivals, the International Circus Festival of Figueres has just finished its sixth successful run on Sunday, but its future is up in the air. The festival organizer’s contract with the city of Figueres has expired this year. While the organizer, the Circus Arts Foundation, is working on a contract extension, they are aiming to accomplish an even bigger circus project. “We are working hard on the plans to build a European Circus Museum,” said Genis Matabosch, director of the festival. The circus museum project expects the city hall of Figueres to invest 1.5 million euros over a period of three years to transform a manor house from 1895,which the municipality bought for 3.8 million euros, to be used for social services. At this point, there is no guarantee that the European Circus Museum will be built and therefore, there are no new editions...
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