The associate members are organisations or individuals based/delivering Social and Youth Circus inside or outside EU qualifying area.
They receive all of the information produced by Caravan on a priority basis. They can use Caravan administration to put out their own information to all members.
Skala is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political, private institution located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It works in a block settlement inhabited by large number of people, mostly immigrants from the former Yugoslavia and Albania. Many of the young people living there are related to a low socio-economic status. They have no chance of quality personal development and they spend a lot of time on the street. Skala’s program is based on prevention, which means to offer these young people the opportunity to become active in their lives, to take responsibility for their lives and later in society.
It works through three main programs: a youth center, a mobile youth center (Minibus of joy) and a street creativity project which lays on circus pedagogy.
Learn more about Skala: www.skala.je
Metis Gwa (Guadeloupe)
It supports culture in the Caribbean, Europe and in the world since 2007.
Its actions promote the link between Art-Culture-Society through the creation, training, spreading and employment.
Learn more about Metis’Gwa: metisgwa.com
Project AltroCirco (Social Circus): is the new project of Association Giocolieri & Dintorni for the development and acknowledgement of Social Circus in Italy. It has the ambition of connecting the associations and individuals working with Social Circus in Italy, in order to support a common process of growth and promote circus as an instrument of social transformation.
AltroCirco has the following mission:
- national network
- training for trainers program, advocacy and information
- study & research
- national and international projects and partnerships
- promotion and legitimacy of the sector
Learn more about Altro Circo: www.altrocirco.it
Palestinian Circus School
PCS teaches circus to children and youth between 6 and 20 years old (some older students). We have an average of 300 students per year in all the weekly circus clubs in different locations and for different groups in the country: Ramallah, Birzeit, Al Jalazon refugee camp, Al Fara refugee camp, Jenin, Star Mountain and Red Crescent centre for people with disabilities and Jenin girl’s rehabilitation centre. Next to weekly circus clubs we organize yearly summer camps for our students and we teach in other summer camps where we reach around 400 children per year. For PCS, circus is a strong tool to address the many challenges children and youth face while growing up under military occupation and in a society where freedom is being curbed more and more. Through circus we work hard to create a more inclusive society. At the same time some of our students dream of becoming circus trainers or artists, in which we want to accompany them as far as we can.
PCS also creates and performs. We have a student show group that creates a show every 1 or 2 years and tours the show in Palestine. We also create productions with our professional team which we tour in Palestine and, when possible, abroad.
We are also founding member, together with 11 other Palestinian organisations, of the Palestinian Performing Arts Network with as main aim to raise awareness and support for performing arts among the Palestinian Society and to lobby the Palestinian Authority and international donors to support a genuine independent performing arts movement.
Learn more about the Palestinian Circus School: www.palcircus.ps
Seoul Street Arts Creation Center
SSAC is located in Gwangjin-gu in Seoul. This facility provided water for Seoul citizens for over 40 years. In 2015, it completed its function as an industrial facility and was assigned the new role of a cultural space, enabling the creation of Seoul Street Arts Creation Center.
Among other activities, SSACC focuses on art education through programs, such as «Circus Arts Playground » a project aiming at introducing circus in everyday life.
Besides, SSACC also contributes to the evaluation and the dissemination of the impact of social circus through the participation in international exchanges and conferences, as well as through a wide range of training of trainers, among which teachers but also public employees receive this formation in order to provide them with creative thinking abilities.
To learn more about Seoul Street Arts Creation Center, please visit : http://ssacc.or.kr/en
Salida Circus Outreach foundation
Since 2007, Salida Circus has offered circus training and performances as a personal development and community building tools for youth and adults in Chaffee County, Colorado and beyond. The team at the Salida Circus Outreach Foundation believes in the social, emotional, physical and economic benefits of circus training, particularly for young people.
Salida Circus currently hosts 6 weekly workshops, three annual camps for children and adults, aged 4-104 years old, as well as annual summer internships. SCOF fosters links with other community circus schools throughout the US and the World.
SCOF provides circus training in a nurturing, non-competitive environment in which participants can develop self-confidence, teamwork, trust and healthy risk-taking. SCOF strives to make circus skills training available to all members of the community by providing scholarships to low income families.
To learn more about Salida Circus Outreach foundation, please visit : http://www.socialcircuscolorado.org
Israel Circus School
The Israel Circus School is run by the Association for the Development of Circus Arts in Israel, a non-profit organization established in 2002, and the first to provide circus training and skills to Israeli children, youth and adults. ICS embraces a social vision that is rooted in commitment towards the community.
ICS is active as a social circus, and holds social and educational activities for youth at risk and workshops for those with special needs. Throughout the school year, ICS holds a series of sessions with Arab and Jewish participants, some of which take place on site at ICS circus center and some held at various schools, with the objective of reinforcing the relationships between them through joint artistic activities.
On an international level, ICS participated in the past in a project in Turkish and Greek Cyprus with a grant from the European Union to create a circus program for Jewish, Muslim and Christian children in Israel. The association participated for several years in summer circus workshops held at Berlin’s Circus Shake.
The Israel Circus School has created a space for multicultural activities for youth, that transcends the different nationalities, religions, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds.
To learn more about Israel Circus School, please visit: http://www.circusschool.org.il
L’art d’en Faire
L’Art d’En Faire is a circus school and a non-profit organisation working on youth and social circus, and using circus as a tool for education. It was set up in 2008 in South Ardèche, France. We run several activities, in the city of Aubenas and in remote rural areas in the surroundings:
- Circus school for inhabitants
- Circus in schools (primary and secondary)
- Circus as educational extracurricular activities with partners
- Circus and disability: workshops and trainings with special institutes, integration, “mixed projects” (participants with and without disabilities)…
- Circus, citizenship and youth
- Resources: training, educational support and content, coordination / active participation in 2 local networks : “Circus for non-professionals” and “Disability – performing arts”
Our projects aims at enhancing social cohesion between inhabitants, in urban districts and rural areas, with circus as a bond. We work with many partners and want to be active in the local development of South Ardèche, on educational, social and cultural aspects. We do our best to offer affordable activities to everyone.
To learn more about L’Art d’en Faire please visit: http://www.lartdenfaire.com