Partners Under the Big Top

Behind the mask, under the makeup, behind the curtain, under the hat… WE ARE:

amsteel square logoAmerican Steel Studios: An arena of possibilities, an arena for potential, a space big enough for you to envision and enact your next crazy idea. When they said “it can’t be done” they had obviously never been here. This 6-acre Industrial Arts facility is the largest in the country and quite possibly the world, all women run, and all about community building, the arts, sustainability, and actualizing dreams. American Steel Studios has generously donated the Poplar Gallery for our training and practices.

UnknownClowns Without Borders: An International non-profit offering laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, by sending professional performers into areas of crisis, refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. Bringing levity, contemporary clown/circus performances and workshops into communities so they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives.

ExperiementLogobrownAmerican Clothing Experiment: A pay-it-forward non-profit dedicated to advancing the human experience in education, arts, athletics, and the natural world through volunteerism, stewardship, and direct community engagement. The Experiment uses profits from U.S. made and sourced products from artists utilizing recycled, upcycled, and reclaimed materials to create community based programming that embody fun and discovery.

PCTLogo_bellaPrescott Circus Theatre: An Oakland based performing arts education and youth development non-profit organization.  Now it its 29th year, PCT provides Oakland children and youth with free circus arts programs where they learn with professional artists in a safe and supportive environment.  Through circus and theatre arts training, PCT’s mission is to empower and engage youth as they develop confidence, teamwork, perseverance, artistic talent, and a dedication to working for success. PCT’s programs promote  skill mastery, physical activity, positive relationships with peers and adults, and opportunities to shine for the community.

Big Top Steel - a collaborative project of: