The Festival is a meeting place, a home for actors of the circus industry from all over the world to meet once a year. Three years ago, we had the opportunity to welcome the founders of social circus projects who came to the Festival to present their charity work and to help us understand the problems that they are facing.
Through our discussions with these project founders, we realised that these social circus schools are in need of volunteer trainers but that they find it very difficult to recruit them. The Festival, which has existed for 40 years, unites a community of former artists numbering nearly 3000 circus artists. As such, we realised that thanks to our connections with the circus artist community, we would surely be able to lend a helping hand to these social circuses. Thus the Demain’s Volunteers project was born.
Our project: take former artists of the Festival, train them in how to teach their skills and send them abroad to volunteer in social circus schools working with young people and aspiring circus artists around the world!
Due to the great success of the first edition, we decided to renew the challenge: the second edition of Demain’s Volunteers is now launched! The Ulule crowdfunding campaign will help us to collect money for the training and travel’s expenses for the new volunteers. It’s also spreading this amazing project to the world.
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT : HERE
THE CROWDFUNDING ON ULULE : HERE
FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK PAGE : HERE
THE VIDEO OF THE FIRST EDITION : HERE