The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival is a world class festival in Chicago for local, national, and international circus artists, organizations, enthusiasts, and audiences. We strive to build an audience for contemporary circus while we promote and serve as a resource to organizations and artists who use contemporary circus in their work. The festival is an immersive week presenting performances from professional circus companies, master classes taught by professionals, panel discussions on the challenges, trends, and business of circus, networking events and workshops to assist circus artists, organizers, and presenters.

The next Festival will be March 6 - 12, 2017

More information to be announced in August 2016 (including information on submissions for black-box, cabaret acts and works-in-progress)

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* Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival is a recipient of a Google Grants award. The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.