Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo

Created in 1974 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo has become the most important and most prestigious platform for circus arts in the world. Its Golden Clown is considered as the highest possible distinction for artists in this discipline. The Festival is organised by its president, H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco.



European Circus Association

The European Circus Association (ECA) is a non-profit organisation established for the purpose of promoting and preserving circus arts and culture. Its members include circus owners and directors, festivals, animal trainers/presenters and artists as well as national associations representing the same interests. ECA has members resident in approximately twenty European countries, including 17 Member States and Monaco. Its work focuses on increasing the recognition of circus as part of European culture; reducing barriers to free movement and the realisation of artistic creations as a result of visa and work permit requirements; assisting in the development of harmonised technical standards for circuses; promoting improved quality of education available to circus children and to aspiring artists; and contributing to animal welfare through advocacy for appropriate governmental regulation and enforcement.



Outdoor Amusement Business Association, Inc.

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA), formed in 1964, as a non-profit trade organisation, to represent the interests of those businesses involved in the mobile amusement industry who travel to fairs, festivals, community events and other facilities. Today the OABA has over 4,000 members in the United States and Canada from a variety of amusement sectors including those involved with the circus industry. Its mission is to encourage the growth and preservation of the outdoor amusement businesses through leadership, legislation, education and membership services. OABA's Circus representation was re-established in 1998 to represent the interests of this sector of the amusement industry, including circus producers, performing animal exhibitors, circus performers and associate members.


Circus Federation of Australia

The Circus Federation of Australia Inc. is an organisation comprising circuses and circus-related businesses. Its mission is to further the professionalism of the circus industry in Australia. The Federation supports new talent; represents the circus industry vis-a-vis the various Federal and State Governments; and collectively brings spectacular performances, that are suitable for the entire family, to communities throughout Australia.


Animal Interest Alliance

The Animal Interest Alliance (AIA) is a trust created in South Africa by persons and organisations involved in the public display of animals, including in the circus. Its objective is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, to preserve genetic diversity, to ensure that the use of renewable resources is sustainable and to safeguard the rights and interests of responsible animal owners and professionals through research, public education and the development of sound public policy.