Professional Online Resource and Employment Tool for the International Circus Community
WE DREAM OF A WORLD
WE FOSTER COMMUNICATION
Circus performers spend too much time sending out information that never gets seen and hunting down job leads that don’t always come through. Employers, on the other hand, have to scour the globe to find exciting, interesting acts, but they also need to know that their performers will be professional and reliable. We give performers and presenters a way to communicate easily, securely, and efficiently as we build the world’s first centralized circus resource center.
WE UNITE AND CONNECT
Many circus professionals live itinerant lives, moving from tour to tour, from country to country. We can help you keep track of circus news, events, jobs, and activities worldwide and stay in touch with circus friends and industry leaders in far-flung locales.
WE PROMOTE THE CIRCUS INDUSTRY
We do this by giving artists a professional way to promote their acts and shows; by creating a community-built unified artist database for presenters; by distributing unbiased news and information; and by offering listings for circus museums, schools, suppliers, and other organizations. We provide a common platform to elevate the circus industry as a whole.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE
We cherish diversity. We welcome all varieties and shades of circus, from traditional to contemporary companies. We celebrate the enterprise of commercial appeal as much as we embrace envelope-pushing innovation in the circus arts. CircusTalk intends to connect the professional and emerging circus worlds. We equally invite circus companies, performers of all levels, youth circus, circus institutions and organizations, academics and social circuses, vendors, programmers, venues, and circus related businesses to find a home on Circus Talk. The topic of inclusion that is of utmost importance to CircusTalk is that of race, gender and disability. We aim to help level the playing field for BIPOC, disabled people, folks on the LGBTQIA and neurodivergent spectrums in the circus sector. We chose to celebrate our industry’s diversity by embracing the entire circus family under one virtual tent.
WE ARE INTERNATIONAL
Circus is a truly global industry with a strong presence on all six populated continents. We strive to bring this far-flung community closer by providing a virtual town square and marketplace. If you don’t see your area represented, drop us a line, and let us know what’s happening where you are so we can spread the word.
WE ARE INDEPENDENT
Our platform is free from commercial interest and bias and it is not influenced by companies corporations and their interests. Our platform is lead by the people, the users and it is established on information that our community shares. Only an independent platform can create a safe space that protects integrity and leads to the democratization of this industry, and create equal access to information. We are proud to be the only independent, community-driven professional platform of this industry and give voice to this industry.
WE LOVE CIRCUS
We’re passionate about advancing and giving circus a voice.
We are a collective of performing arts, technology and social media professionals who believe that everyone has the right to information. We are working towards creating a transparent system of sharing information, resources, tools and opportunities for all in the circus community.
International Circus Media Monitor and Community Blog Network
WE START INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS
Initiating tough talks, exploring artistic ideas, examining methodology, unraveling research, celebrating progress, questioning systems, recognizing innovation, welcoming excellence and creativity, these are qualities we foster by asking our contributors to start a conversation about circus subjects they are passionate about. What interesting conversation do you want to start or continue in circus?
WE SHARE EXPERTISE
Whether it be how to rig a lyra properly, how to teach juggling patterns to seniors, or advice on preparing for an audition, we welcome experts and their guidance in all aspects of the circus world.
WE BRING YOU BREAKING CIRCUS NEWS
Let’s face it, there is plenty of bad news in the world, but circus news is something we all crave and need to keep abreast of the industry. We welcome your news coverage of local and national news of import to the community.
WE MAP CIRCUS TRENDS
Since CircusTalk is both by and for you, we trust that you follow what is happening in circus and have observations and knowledge that is worth hearing. We want you to share your reviews, essays, and op eds!
WE SHOWCASE CIRCUS IDEAS, COMPANIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND ABOVE ALL, ARTISTS
Whether it is an interview with a director or teacher, a video from an emerging artist, a show review or backstage at a circus festival, CircusTalk encourages you to dig in and write about the people and organizations that inspire you in the circus world.
CircusTalk.News will consider submissions that are related to any aspect of the circus industry, including contemporary and traditional circus; professional, community, and fringe circus; youth and education programs, social circus; and circus history. For publication we will consider reported stories, essays, interviews, reviews, professional advice, previews, behind-the scenes, academic research summaries and obituaries. Pitch us your article today!