Le Plus Petit Cirque Du Monde
Location Bagneux, Paris
Founded in 1992, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde (PPCM) – Centre des Arts du Cirque et des Cultures Emergentes – is a non-profit organisation that develops and promotes circus and emergent cultures (hip-hop, parkour…) in the field of youth and social circus, street performances, partnerships with professional artists, vocational training for artists and trainers and international exchanges.
Located in Bagneux (a close suburb in the South of Paris), in the heart of a disadvantaged area, PPCM is recognised as the leading organisation for social circus in France by the European Commission and the French Ministries of Culture and Disadvantaged areas (4550 participants, 27 employees, a budget of 901 000 Euros in 2013).
In cooperation with another association, PPCM started in February 2010 a VET in Circus activities recognized by the Ministry of Youth as a Level 4 degree BPJEPS (Brevet Professionnel Jeunesse Education Populaire et Sports – Circus activities ). PPCM is preparing now a 2 – year VET programme in the field of Urban Cultures and Social Circus.