Links & Affiliations

Please visit our Circus friends on the world wide web.

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Circus News USA

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Circus Historical Society

American Youth Circus Organization

Cole Brother’s Circus

The Royal Hanneford Circus

Kelly Miller Circus

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

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The Cirque Magique

American Circus Educators Association (ACE)

Website: americancircuseducators.org

American Circus Educators Association was formed in 2014 as a branch of the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and is dedicated to supporting circus educators.

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American Youth Circus Organization

Website: americanyouthcircus.org

AYCO promotes the participation of youth in circus arts and supports circus educators.

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America’s Show Camels

Website: americasshowcamels.com

Majestic and Magnificent in their beauty and rarity, America’s Show Camels are one of a kind, rare and unique.

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Barnum Museum

Website: barnum-museum.org

Mission: To Inspire curiosity, creativity and confidence through instructive entertainment

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Big Apple Circus

Website: bigapplecircus.org

With AWARD-WINNING FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, our mission is to invigorate the communities we serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus.

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Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts

Website: bindlestiff.org

For twenty years, Bindlestiff has brought the circus arts to every type of stage and audience imaginable, and some unmentionable, ranging from family shows to musical parodies to burlesque Cirkus spectacles.

boswell Brian Boswell’s Circus (South Africa)

Website: boswell.co.za

Brian’s Circus travels around South Africa, visiting between 90 and 100 venues in a year, and sometimes neighboring countries too. The circus pride in keeping audiences entertained with local and foreign artistes and their beautiful animals.

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Carousel Organ Association of America

Website: coaa.us

“The Happiest Music on Earth” COAA is dedicated to enjoying, preserving and sharing knowledge of all mechanical musical instruments.

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Carson & Barnes

Website: carsonbarnescircus.com

“Carson & Barnes Circus, America’s oldest family owned circus.”

Circo Hermanos Vazquez

Website: circovazquez.com

Since 1969, the Vazquez family and their great dedication and commitment present Circo Hermanos Vazquez.

CATS Circus and Traveling Show Ministry

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Circus & Traveling Show Ministry, serving the people on the move in the Circus, Carnival , motor sports, and bull riders. The Circus & Traveling Show Retirement Project, commonly referred as CATS, was organized to obtain land to enable Circus & Carnival people a place to live in their trailers. Both organizations will participate in the summit.

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Circus Arts Conservatory, Sarasota

Website: circusarts.org

Home to world-class performances, excellence in training for the Circus Arts and community based educational and humor therapy outreach programs.

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Website: circusfans.com.au

Members are interested in circus, including physical details of circuses especially transport, circus history, circus memorabilia, circus literature, circus art and circus modelling. The CFA also helps the circus when it comes to town, and helps in its fight for survival in this ever changing world.

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Circus Fans Italia

Website: circusfans.it

Providing news and information about the majority of Italian Circuses.

Circus Flora

Website: circusflora.org

Melding the best elements of traditional European circus with modern theater techniques and sensibilities.

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Circus Friends Association of Great Britain

Website: circusfriends.co.uk

We publish BOOKS and CDs about posters, clowns, transport and the life stories of the stars, and organise RALLIES to circuses where you can meet the artistes.

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Circus Harmony

Website: circusharmony.org

Circus Harmony teaches the art of life through circus education, working to build character and expand community for youth of all ages, cultures, abilities and backgrounds.

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Circus Historical Society

Website: circushistory.org

To preserve, promote and share though education, the history and cultural significance of the circus and allied arts, past and present.

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Circus Joseph Ashton

Website: circusjosephashton.com.au

A family of acrobats, bareback riders, animal trainers, clowns and trapeze artists for over 150 years and 7 generations. We are proud Australians – Born to Perform!

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Circus Juventas

Website: circusjuventas.org

Circus Juventas, a performing arts circus school for youth, is dedicated to inspiring artistry and self-confidence through a multi-cultural circus arts experience.

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Circus Model Builders

Website: circusmodelbuilders.com

Preserving the history and memories of the Circus by building and displaying Circus models.

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CIRCUS NOW

Website: circusnow.org

CIRCUS NOW’s mission is to bring circus communities together: artists, professionals, fans, academics — anybody who does or loves circus. Specifically, the aim is to support the evolution of the circus arts in the United States.

Circus Producers Association

Website: circusproducersassociation.com

Founded in the late 1960s, Circus Producers Association is a circus industry organization created to identify those producers who conduct business using fair and ethical practices.

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Circus Report

Website: circusreport.com

Published twice a month, January through December, the Circus Report continues to be the single most important publication for the working circus, featuring current news, routes, book reviews and even nostalgic pictures in the centerfold.

Circus Smirkus

Website: smirkus.org

Circus Smirkus is Vermont’s own award-winning international youth circus. Since 1987, we’ve promoted the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, inspiring youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts.

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Circus Vargas

Website: circusvargas.com

America’s favorite traveling Big Top circus continues to thrill and enchant children of all ages. Steeped in tradition and devoted to All Things magnificent and happy, Circus Vargas presents an array of unparalleled artists and performers dedicated to captivate and astound you!

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Circus World

Website: circusworldbaraboo.org

Big Top Circus, Kids’ World Circus, Magic Show, Music, Animals, Circus Exhibits … an internationally recognized and respected institution encompassing 64 acres, 30 permanent structures, seven winter quarters buildings along Water Street, plus the Ringling Bros. Circus Train shed complex.

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The Cirque Magique

Website: thecirquemagique.com

The NEW highly interactive show features a comedy magician, clowns, acrobats and performing puppies. During the show a meal will be served, with ice-cream for dessert. Traditional circus foods will be available like popcorn and cotton candy for those who favor all things sweet.

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Clowns of America International

Website: coai.org

Ambassadors of Joy.

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Club Amici del Circo
(Italian Circus Friends Association)

Website: amicidelcirco.net

Club Amici del Circo” – Italian Circus Friends Association, the only official circus fans association in Italy.

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Club du Cirque (France)

Website: clubducirque.com

Founded in 1949, the Club is opened to the “friends of the French and foreign circus,” but also to the professionals and to the pupils of the schools of circus.

Cole Bros. Circus – Official Host Circus of WCS 2015

Website: gotothecircus.com

Since 1884, three generations of Americans have thrilled to the sights, smells, sounds and feats of skill that typify the Cole Bros. Circus.

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Eastern States Exposition

Website: thebige.com

Eastern States Exposition is a not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in providing year-round opportunities for the development and promotion of agriculture, education, industry and family entertainment while preserving our New England heritage.

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Website: europeancircus.eu

European Circus Association (ECA) was established to promote circus arts and culture, thereby protecting this important part of our shared cultural heritage.

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Feld Entertainment®

Website: feldentertainment.com

The worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories.

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Gesselschaft der Circusfreunde (German Circus Friends)

Website: circusfreunde.org

The love for the world of the ring connects us. The GCS began in 1955 with a merger of seven Circusbegeisterten in Berlin. Today about 2000 members live not only in Germany, but also in the Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Scandinavia, the United States, South Africa and Australia.

Hamid Circus

Website: hamidcircus.com

We can produce a circus for any location or any budget — with clowns, elephants and tigers, animal acts, magic, jugglers, trapeze and aerial death-defying acts!

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Kelly Miller Circus

Website: kellymillercircus.com

Started in 1938, the Al G. Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, now known simply as Kelly Miller, has entertained millions of American and Canadian citizens while establishing itself in the fabric and history of the American Tented Circus.

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Kinoshita Circus (Japan)

Website: kinoshita-circus.co.jp

Founded founded 112 years ago, Kinoshita Circus, called called the gem of the traditional arts of Japan, has a long history of providing a wide variety of family entertainment.

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LA Circus

Website: scottrhea2.wix.com/dortons2

The leading industry resource for all things circus. From feature films of any size, commercials, or your next private event, we have you covered.

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L’Association Monégasque des Amis du Cirque (Monaco)

Website: http://www.monte-carlo.mc

MondeduCirque “Le Monde du Cirque”

“Le Monde du Cirque” presents all aspects of the circus, from its archeological creation to the most contemporary forms.

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Mid-Atlantic Clown Association

Website: midatlanticclownassociation.com

Promoting the education in, and the preservation of the ancient art of clowning for the mutual benefit of our members.

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Milner Library, Illinois State University

Website: library.illinoisstate.edu and Special Collections Link

The library at Illinois State Normal University opened in 1890. Reference collections include general, as well as subject-specific, print and electronic research tools including indexes, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, directories, and bibliographic and full text databases.

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New England Center for Circus Arts

Website: necenterforcircusarts.org

The mission of the New England Center for Circus Arts is to create a school, facility and community where circus arts are available to the general public and to inspire students of all skill levels, ages, abilities and aspirations.

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Outdoor Amusement Business Association

Website: oaba.org

Serving our members since 1965. Your Voice in the Mobile Amusement Industry.

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Planet Circus

Website: circus-verlag.de

PLANET CIRCUS is a publishing company as well as an artists’ agency from Germany. It produces Europe´s two leading circus magazines CIRCUS ZEITUNG and PLANET CIRCUS, and many other publications.

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey ®

Website: ringling.com

A 144-year tradition that combines the classics with contemporary surprises and thrills to make the circus-going experience memorably unique.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College®

Website: ringling.com

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College® was started in 1968 by Feld Entertainment® founder Irvin Feld to preserve the ancient and honorable art of clowning.

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R.W. Commerford and Sons

Website: commerfordzoo.com

Founded by Robert W. Commerford over 40 years ago, we here at the Commerford Zoo love bringing our animals and rides out to meet you!

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The Showfolks Of Sarasota Clubhouse consists of 3 casual areas, a large banquet hall and a full service kitchen. The club is located on North Lockwood Ridge road in the Desoto Acres area of beautiful Sarasota, Florida.

SilzerLaw Chartered

Website: silzerlaw.com

SilzerLaw Chartered is a US law firm that provides quality legal services to individuals, employers, universities and businesses.

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Spectacle Magazine

Website: spectaclemagazine.com

An online journal of the circus arts.

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Strates Shows

Website: stratescarnivalcompany.com

James E. Strates Shows® provides amusement rides, games of skill, tasty foods and merchandise concessions to fairs and festivals throughout the United States.

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The Ringling

Website: ringling.org

The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Its story begins nearly a century ago, with the circus impresario and his beloved wife’s shared love for Sarasota, Italy and art.

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Universoul Circus

Website: universoulcircus.com

Celebrating 20 years under the big top.

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Windjammers Unlimited

Website: circusmusic.org

An historical music society dedicated to the preservation of traditional music of the circus.

world_circus_federation World Circus Federation (Fédération Mondiale du Cirque)

Website: circusfederation.org

Preserving Circus Culture and Promoting the Art of happiness.

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World Clown Association

Website: worldclown.com

The World Clown Association exists to serve the needs of the members of the Association, to serve the needs of local affiliate clown alleys, and to promote the art of clowning throughout the world.

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