Raising Money

The Case for Social Circus

The AYCO Social Circus Initiative has created a document that makes the case for social circus, explaining its benefits. The document operates under a Creative Commons License – feel free to adapt it but please credit AYCO as the original source. Embedded in this document are four vignettes of Social Circus Programs. Practitioners may choose to make their own along these lines, or use these materials to illustrate their plans.

Making the Case for Social Circus

Grant Writing Tips

Phyllis Martin of Full Cirqle, an experienced grant-writer based in the UK, has kindly shared materials she has developed to guide grant writing, particularly in the circus sector.

Phyllis Martin’s grant writing assistance

NEA Funding

This presentation made by the advocacy committee American Youth Circus Festival in August 2015 contains information on approaching the NEA for funding

Advocating for the Arts in your region

The AYCO Advocacy Committee made a presentation on arts advocacy resources at the American Youth Circus Educators’ Conference in August 2014.

Arts Advocacy Sources

Physical Literacy in the United States 

A report by The Aspen Institute that assesses what it would take to catalyze a movement around physical literacy in the United States, starting with a definition of the term as conceived by the Aspen Institute working group.

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