Circus Overseas is a two year (2021-2022) project which aims to address the challenges of managing social circus activities and entities through a series of four (4) training modules for young circus trainers and staff from the circus schools’ partners in the project and beyond. This capacity building will be done through a combination of circus arts and non-formal education, valuing peer exchange and experience sharing while fostering creativity, liberty, and intercultural dialogue.

The Toolkits

Module 1: Zip Zap, South Africa – Circus arts technical development.

Module 2: Phare, Cambodia – Managing and leading youth circus organisations.

Module 3: AltroCirco, Italy – Pedagogy and act of teaching.

Module 4: Le Plus Petit Cirque de Monde, France – Directing and staging circus.

Our Objectives

– Improve the quality of youth work, by combining non-formal education and circus, fostering creativity, liberty and intercultural dialogue

– Support for competence and skill development to/for young people with fewer opportunities, inspiring them to participate actively

Circus Overseas is a partnership project between circus school from 6 different countries; Sirkus Magenta, Zip Zap Circus, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Phare Ponleu Selpak, Altro Circo, Palestinian Circus School and Caravan.

Circus Overseas is funded by the Erasmus + program of the European Union.