ABCirk - Junior Leader Scheme for Youth Circus, is a project for youth circus members who might be considering becoming circus tutors. The scheme began in November 2016 and will last until August 2018 and is funded by Erasmus+ through the Irish National Agency Leargas.
In November, we hosted European visitors from CIRQUEON from Prague and Cirkus LeGrando from Brno, Czech Republic for the Kick-off meeting of this Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project. Over the next two years members from the three organisations will work together to share best youth circus practices, learn circus and leadership skills and have loads of fun in the process.
Each partner organisation will pick five motivated young people who will take part in the project and learn about circus teaching from their peers and experienced tutors. The group will come together three times in Ireland and Czech Republic including participation in the youth circus festival Freš Manéž in June 2018.