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Preserving Circus Culture and Promoting the Art of Happiness

INVITATION

45th INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL OF MONTE-CARLO 2023

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the rich programs of our organization and to attend the 45th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo combined with the 10th New Generation Festival. We are very pleased to celebrate this outstanding jubilee event in January 2023.

The International Circus Festival will bring together again the best of circus arts and offers an outstanding opportunity to the representatives of the international circus community to meet, to share, discuss and extend contacts.

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie has the pleasure to invite you to participate in the rich programs of our organization and to attend the 45th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo combined with the 10th New Generation Festival. We are very pleased to celebrate this outstanding jubilee event in January 2023.

The International Circus Festival will bring together again the best of circus arts and offers an outstanding opportunity to the representatives of the international circus community to meet, to share, discuss and extend contacts.

The Festival in 2023 starts on Friday, the 20 January, and as usual the Gala show and the award ceremony takes place on Tuesday evening, the 24 January. The Festival presents two different shows, and there will be some acts of the New Generation Festival inserted into each of them. www.montecarlofestival.mc/en/

Despite the shortened timeframe we adapted our business program accordingly to make sure that your stay will be memorable and worthwhile.

Silent Market of Circus Items:
The Federation will continue organizing the exhibition of circus related item with the option to buy them. We kindly ask you to collect and donate material for that. The income is a contribution to support the Federation’s activities.

You can take the items with you to Monaco or send it by post to the office in Monte-Carlo (5 Av. Ligures MC 98000 Monaco).

Thanks for your help in advance.

The market opens Friday (20/01) afternoon at 14 pm and closes at 13:30 pm Saturday (21/01).

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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.

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