Florida’s Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) Co-Presents The 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC. Partnership culminates 2 years of production for America’s largest tourist event

The 50th Anniversary Smithsonian Folklife Festival closed on July 9th, following 2 weeks run in DC. This year’s festival focused on the international world of Circus Arts. CAC presented 3 major performance programs and hosted circus troupes and performers from all over the world in the only Big Top on the National Mall and at daily demonstrations in the Arts and Industries Building and 20 venues across The Mall.
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Chuck Fazio

Tales from the First of May: The Circus Goes to Washington!

Greetings, circus fans! It’s been a while since my last “First of May” post – so long, in fact, that I am no longer the “First of May” around here – but I wanted to share a few exciting happenings The CAC is currently experiencing…

First, welcome to our new website! We have relaunched CircusArts.org with a new design, new features and new media to showcase the best of the circus arts as we know it to be! Feel free to take a look around the new site, learn more about our Outreach Programs, explore ways to Get Involved with the organization and more! Read more

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CAC Goes To Washington DC

BY BILLY COX — HERALD TRIBUNE: Hundreds of thousands of Americans, maybe upwards of a million, are about to learn that reports of the circus’ death have been greatly exaggerated when they visit the National Mall in Washington, D.C., over the next few weeks. But local audiences can get a sneak preview at a fundraiser Tuesday night. That’s when the Circus Arts Conservatory and its versatile Sailor Circus students will stage their final dress rehearsal before joining the Smithsonian Center’s Folklife and Cultural Heritage Festival in the nation’s capitol from June 29-July 4 and July 6-9. MORE

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CAC at 2017 Florida Folk Festival

BY JESSIE R. BOX — SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT: The 65th annual Florida Folk Festival had around 10,000 people attend Memorial Day weekend. The 2017 Folklife Area celebrated the diverse cultures of Southwest Florida. Karen Bell and Robin Eurich, of the Sarasota’s Circus Arts Conservatory, demonstrated circus arts and clowning. Bell said growing up she always took the comedy route. She said she was drawn to clown college… MORE


Dolly Jacobs Awarded Voice Of Sarasota

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES: Co–founder of the Circus Arts Conservatory, Dolly Jacobs was honored with the Voice of Sarasota Award from Visit Sarasota County at the organization’s National Travel & Tourism Week Awards Luncheon last week. Upon learning she had been chosen for this award Jacobs expressed, “I was blown away, literally speechless. But the more I’ve gotten my arms around it, the more I’ve realized it’s not all about me, but about our industry and I accept it on behalf of all the greats before me that paved the way for the rest of us.”  MORE