A centre of excellence for youth and social circus in Ireland.
To unlock personal and creative potential and deliver social inclusion for young people through circus arts.
Circus is the Art of Possibility.
Not just an art form, circus is a way of life. It’s a unique, hard-working community where everyone is welcome, diversity and difference are actively embraced and everyone is encouraged to dream. At Galway Community Circus we don’t just teach circus techniques, we impart the unique values of circus. These values guide and motivate the attitudes, behaviour and decision-making of members and artists, staff and volunteers alike.
At Galway Community Circus we...
Provide high quality arts experience in circus for all
Foster a sense of belonging so that everyone feels welcome, safe, accepted and valued for who they are
Work collaboratively, support each other and celebrate one another’s success
Create a culture of personal and collective responsibility, pursuit of excellence and resilience
Dream big, take risks and are not afraid to make mistakes
Focus on positivity and possibility
Challenge self-limiting thinking patterns and default behaviours
Value individual and collective creativity
Play, have fun and remain curious
Galway Community Circus aims to create work that is of equal social and artistic excellence. We believe it is important to involve our performers in projects which are entirely inclusive and where the process is safe and nurturing but also where the final product is of high artistic quality. For us, artistic ambition translates to participatory processes, that allow each person to reach their potential, and innovative, artistically excellent work that engages with diverse audiences and wide range of creative collaborators and showcases circus as exciting, accessible and meaningful art form.