Circus Center

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Circus Center spreads the joy of circus arts through performance, training, and outreach programs. The organization’s core programming includes a full season of professional and student productions, a wide array of adult recreational classes, pre-professional circus training for youth, and professional training for clowns, physical comedians, and contortionists. Annually, Circus Center draws more than 35,000 people to its facility to experience its education and performance activities, which include regular cabarets showcasing local circus talent. A renewal grant to Circus Center will support efforts to maintain its core programmatic offerings, expand and deepen its circus outreach programs, and build robust contributed income streams.
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755 Frederick Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117-2755, United States
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for general operating support  
Circus Center provides training in circus arts from some of the most renowned circus performers in the world to people of all ages and all levels of experience. The organization annually engages more than 7,000 people through classes taught in its San Francisco complex, and reaches an additional 10,000 through performance programs and showcases. After almost closing its doors in 2010, Circus Center has new administrative and board leadership and a vibrant recreational program. With renewed support the organization plans to increase contributed resources, develop an outreach program, and re-institute its professional performance troupe.
for general operating support  
Circus Center preserves circus arts through training, performances, and outreach programs. Circus Center offers classes to professional, pre-professional, and recreational youth and adult students. The organization’s classes include clowning, contortion, acrobatics, juggling, and trapeze, as well as strength and flexibility. The organization also serves more than 60 mostly low-income children in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood with free circus arts education. Circus Center’s programs reach more than 8,000 people each year. This grant to Circus Center supports the Performing Arts Program’s Arts Education strategy through the Program Delivery component.

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