2018 Circus Survey

The 2018 Circus Survey Report

 Youth Circus Social and Emotional Learning

A 2017 national study, commissioned by the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and conducted by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, shows positive impact of circus programming on youth at risk.

Youth and Social Circus Worldwide Master List
An extensive global list of youth circus programs which teach multiple skills, compiled by Jacqueline Davis, Audrey Djunaedi, Lloyd D. Scharmecker Jr., and Brianna Marie Wegrzyn in 2017.

Gender and Circus Coaching

An information and reference sheet on gender identity and circus created by the Youth Advisory Committee in 2017.

Health and Wellness Resources
Compiled by the ACE/AYCO Health and Wellness committee, these Guiding Principles are the first step in creating best practice safety/health guidelines for sexual abuse prevention in the circus arts.
Recommended Core Competencies for Youth Circus Practitioners
Eight recommended core competencies, as created by twenty-five AYCO organizational members at the 2010 AYCO Educator’s Conference.
College Circus Clubs List
List of circus, juggling, and aerial clubs and groups at U.S. colleges and universities, organized by state.
Social Circus Research
A collection of studies, papers, and articles about Social Circus.
Grant Writing Tips
Tips and examples from Phyllis Martin (AKA Truffle Pig) on grant writing for circus practitioners in the USA.
Client Management – Pike13
AYCO’s recommended Client Management System for circus schools and organizations – AYCO members get 10% discount!