Towards disseminating circus everywhere in Quebec
En Piste is proud to launch Destination cirque, a program aimed at increasing the presentation of circus arts in Quebec. Finally, the circus has its own measure to help the circulation of shows across the province of Quebec!
The Quebec circus arts sector is a leader on the international scene. For decades it has shone on stages abroad, adopting a business model mainly based on the export of shows. We know that circus arts are greatly appreciated by Quebec audiences of all ages. Yet, its local market remains underdeveloped. Particularly in the context of a pandemic, it is essential to build bridges between circus and its audience throughout the province!
Thanks to the new Destination cirque program, funded by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, multidisciplinary presenters in Quebec wishing to present circus arts in their regular and recurring programming can easily access the variety of circus shows on offer, expertise and resources, as well as fees support.
A permanent advisory committee, made up of multidisciplinary presenters from various regions of Quebec and major players in the circus community, will be set up to continue working on the implementation, development and sustainability of the measure. Activities and resources that encourage the development of good practices among presenters and companies, as well as support for communication, promotion and audience development, will also be offered at a later stage.
We hope that this new project will allow audiences to encounter circus works throughout Quebec!
Please note that we are currently seeking funding to expand this service across Canada.