A little bit about who we are

The Circus Development Network is the UK’s only independent development and advocacy organisation working on behalf of contemporary and traditional circus. Set up as a registered charity in the 1990’s, under the name of Circus Arts Forum, the aims of the charity are:

  • To raise the profile of circus as a cultural activity
  • To ensure that circus is a viable industry offering secure and worthwhile employment
  • To promote training and sharing of skills
  • To provide a forum between the different facets of the industry