Atlantic Circus Alliance Digital Arts Symposium 2019

Lay Summary 

The Atlantic Circus Alliance was born in 2018 during discussions at the SJICF. It was noted that because of geography and isolation, many Atlantic Canadian Circus Practitioners have little communication with each other about their shows, their audiences, performers, touring routes and much more. All agreed that some sort of database is needed to help connect Circus Artists and Producers. Wonderbolt Circus, based in St. John’s, NL, successfully applied for a grant with the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund to host a Symposium where all founding partners of the Atlantic Circus Alliance (Mike Hirschbach of Halifax Circus, Vanessa Furlong of Cirque Atlantique and/or LEGacy Circus, Yannick Mainville of Circus Stella, Beni Malone of Wonderbolt Circus) plus members of the Canadian Circus community would convene to begin to build an online circus portal.

Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Strategy Grant
Start date 
30 Sep 2019
End date 
1 Oct 2019
Lead Organization 
Atlantic Circus Alliance
Partner Organization 
Atlantic Cirque
LEGacy Circus
Circus Stella
St.John's International CircusFest/Wonderbolt Productions
Support Organization 
Memorial University