Initiated in 2018, the Demain's Volunteers project was based on two findings.
Finding 1: The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain is a real springboard for the selected artists and boosts their careers. Nearly 100% of the artists sign contracts with professionals the year they perform.
Finding 2: Social circus allows young people from developing countries to find a new social life, a framework, and for some, the beginning of a career. However, social circus lacks qualified teachers.
The initial idea was to ask former artists of the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain to donate their time (3 to 6 weeks). In this way, they pass on their artistic knowledge by travelling to social circus structures, such as Zip Zap in South Africa, and Circo Para Todos in Colombia.
Their travel and accommodation costs were covered by Demain's Volunteers, through funds raised during editions #1 and #2.
During the year of the pandemic, travelling was not possible. D'sV Academy was designed to compensate for physical travel to social circus schools and face-to-face teaching, by providing artistic, creative and technical classes remotely.
Fundraising campaign for the edition #4 on HelloAsso.com
To cover the costs of travel and insurance, pedagogical training of the artists and the development of D'sV Academy, we have launched a fundraising campaign.