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Preserving Circus Culture and Promoting the Art of Happiness

Fédération Mondiale du Cirque’s statement

March 2022

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque has been founded with the aim to preserve circus traditions, promote the art-form, contribute to its development, and serve the interests of the sector at international scale.

The Federation stands for peace, collaboration, rejects all kind of aggressions, and all form of violence.

The organization is proud to represent a unique art-form which knows no borders or language barriers. Circus people work and create together regardless of nationality, religion, skin color, political or gender preferences. That’s the only universal way for the circus to exist, and that’s what makes it so special.

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque has been founded with the aim to preserve circus traditions, promote the art-form, contribute to its development, and serve the interests of the sector at international scale.

The Federation stands for peace, collaboration, rejects all kind of aggressions, and all form of violence.

The organization is proud to represent a unique art-form which knows no borders or language barriers. Circus people work and create together regardless of nationality, religion, skin color, political or gender preferences. That’s the only universal way for the circus to exist, and that’s what makes it so special.

We witnessed solidarity and unconditional help for those in need in the past too. But now, when the situation in Ukraine hits dramatically the whole society, among them circus artists, the unprecedented support of so many countries, communities, and individuals is much more needed than ever, and it is highly valued and respected.

The Federation is assisting the Ukrainian circus schools and their students in the best possible ways by using all available means and opportunities. It contributes also financially to the common effort of helping the Ukrainian Circus, artists and animals.

If you would like to support the Ukrainian Circus, artists and animals with your donation, please transfer the amount to the bank account of the European Circus Association (founding member of the Federation) which guarantees that the money goes to our reliable contacts.

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque wishes the worldwide circus community peace, understanding, successful collaboration, and harmony!

Send your donation to:
European Circus Association
ING – MKB –  6802 EC Arnhem/The Netherlands
IBAN: NL28 INGB 0666 5766 29
BIC: INGBNL2A
Message: Donation to the Ukrainian Circus

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Missions & objectives

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque is the only worldwide circus organization,
under the patronage and honorary presidency of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco.
The commitments of the Federation are many and varied.

Preserving values and traditions
of the circus arts

The Fédération promotes and helps national organizations to reach the recognition of circus as art-form.
It collaborates to distinguish the high-quality circuses, circus companies from the poor ones; coordinates dialogues between researchers, collectors and professionals.

Achieving cultural recognition 

Urges the circus communities around the globe to work on the inclusion of circus arts, especially traditional circus, into the national registry of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

Bringing closer the stakeholders
of the international circus community

Via celebrating together World Circus Day, a common feast of the sector, World Circus Day has been initiated by the Fédération and with its 12th edition in 2022, we are on the way to create an important tradition.

Promoting the development
of the art of happiness

The future of the art form depends a lot on the education and preparation of the next generations of artists. FMC founded the Global Alliance of Circus Schools in 2020. It is a closed platform for professional circus schools, which helps and contributes to reach the full potential in creation, production and performance through the sharing of ideas, opportunities and industry contacts based on mutual respect.

Representing the interest of the sector
at national and international level

The Federation worked on developing close working contacts with the european institutions and national governments to enable the sector to take part in the decision-making procedures and to represent the interest of the sector.