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Supporting the Arts

Your tax deductible gift is directly applied to Circus Mentor programs. Thank you for your support!

 Mission

Our mission is to magnify exposure to quality arts for children, emerging artists and families and build community through arts.  We accomplish this through our objectives: 1) increase access to the arts in rural communities through partnerships with arts organizations and family service organizations 2) award scholarships and apprenticeships, and 3) offer mentorship services to nurture emerging artists into professional independence.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

CIRCUS TICKETS FOR CHARITY

DEC 21 AT 6PM, DEC 27 AT 2PM & 5PM

CAPITOLA MALL, UNDER THE BIG TOP TENT

Featuring wild acrobatics, hilarious comedy, and extreme skills, ‘ARCTIC MYTH’ is an original narrative.  An eclectic blend of multi-cultural folklore, this heart warming tale is the memory making event for the whole family…Thanks to our donors at Capitola Mall and Flynn Creek Circus, Circus Mentors Inc is partnering with the Santa Cruz Community Foundation to distribute over 100 free tickets this holiday season.

And thanks to the generous support of the sponsors and Flynn Creek Circus artists.

If you are would like to contribute to the Tickets for Charity program, please let us know by contacting info@circusmentors.org.

Beer, mulled wine, hot chocolate and light concession are available for purchase. Flynn Creek Circus is an all-human spectacle. Free parking for show attendees at the location.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS – CAPITOLA MALL  – FLYNN CREEK CIRCUS – THANKSGIVING COFFEE.

APPRENTICES AT SDCC

TRAINING EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2023-24

Circus Mentors 2023 Apprentices have been invited to train at the San Diego Circus Center with world renown acrobatic trainer, Jean-Luc Martin.  The Awardees will train multiple skills alongside the school’s elite performance company over the Winter in preparation for the Flynn Creek Circus Winter show which will also feather some students form SDCC.  The goal of this program is to seed the domestic artist pool with skilled acrobatic performers and to create sustaining working relationships between professional circus companies and circus training facilities for the benefit of the emerging artist. Support for this program comes from Circus Mentors Inc and Flynn Creek Circus.

If you would like to contribute to the training exchange program, please let us know by contacting info@circusmentors.org.

Video – San Diego Circus Students and Flynn Creek Circus cast members Finnegan Niles and Ethan McCormick under the tutelage of Jean-Luc Martin.

 

ARCHIVES

SPRING FAIRYTALE

MARCH 19TH at 1PM & 4PM , 2023

CAPITOLA MALL, UNDER THE BIG TOP TENT

Featuring wild acrobatics, hilarious comedy, and extreme skills, ‘Spring Fairytale’ is an original narrative. The Snow Woman brings Winter and sends our heroes on an adventure of peril and discovery. Pegasus and his backend struggle to cooperate as the wild Snow Hares seed a revolution in the land to bring back the Spring. The Woodsmen, the Fairy, & the Spring Sprite are just some of the colorful characters you will meet along the way. An eclectic blend of multi-cultural folklore, this heart warming tale is the memory making event for the whole family…

And thanks to the generous support of the sponsors and Flynn Creek Circus artists

100% PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY FOUNDATION STORM DISASTER FUND!

Lagunitas Beer, hot chocolate and light concession are available for purchase. Flynn Creek Circus is an all-human spectacle. Free parking for show attendees at the location.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS – CAPITOLA MALL – PLACER.AI – FLYNN CREEK CIRCUS.

FLY FOR A DAY!

MAY 29TH & 30TH, 2022

FRIENDSHIP PARK, MENDOCINO

Circus Mentors Inc, in cooperation with the Community Center of Mendocino and our Sponsors present a family fun day on May 29 & 30, 2022. Families are invited to try Flying Trapeze coached by Oakland based Trapeze Arts Inc. This activity is fun to do and fun to watch! Workshop attendees will experience the full thrills of flying while being safely harnessed above the net. Participation by advance reservation for anyone ages 6 years or older. Families are encouraged and spectators are welcome. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS BELOW.

APPRENTICE AWARDEES IN ACTION

23-24 SEASON APPRENTICESHIP AWARDEES.

AVERY CLUFF- JUNIOR APPRENTICE, FULL SEASON

GWEN CHURA-WINTER

DIMA CHERNYAVSKI

ANYA MINOKOVA

JOCELYN OLUM

JACY JONES- SENIOR APPRENTICE, FULL SEASON

EGON DUGAS

22-23 WINTER SEASON APPRENTICESHIP AWARDEES.

AVERY CLUFF

OLIVIA LACKEY

AMBRIA ZENITAR

JACY JONESALLISON JOZITIS

MEET THE 2022 APPRENTICESHIP AWARDEES.

Congratulations to Matthew Bagshaw and Lorynne Machado from Canada – 2022 Apprentice awardees.  

After completing their apprenticeship, Matt and Lorynne have gone on to accept a professional contract from Cirque Dream. In 2023, Matt and Lorynne rejoined Flynn Creek Circus as part of the professional cast.

APRENTICE AWARDEES are invited to work and tour with Flynn Creek Circus. Awardees will participate in all aspects of circus life and learn from the seasoned cast to hone their skills and knowledge base with the aim for transitioning emerging artists into professionals for hire. Apprenticeships are not limited to performing contracts but also include Lighting, Sound, Marketing and other arts adjacent career paths.

CIRCUS MENTORS BOARD MEMBERS

 

BLAZE BIRGE
DAVID JONES
ESTHER DE MONTEFLORES
NICOLE LAUMB
LEANNA BIRGE
MARIA FORSTER
MAYA DELOCHE
FREDERICK ANDERSEN

CONTACT US BY USING THE FORM BELOW.

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