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We are always interested in new sponsorships and collaborations. We accept cash and in-kind donations, and can provide social media and print shout-outs. Our current goal is to raise funds for 3 new festival awards celebrating BIPOC, LGBTQ, and debuting artists. Please reach out with any questions or proposals at

The Chicago Circus & Performing Arts Festival is endlessly grateful to all its many sponsors. You made it happen!

2023 Festival Sponsors

The Actor's Gymnasium

Founded in 1995, Actors Gym is dedicated to expanding human and theatrical potential through the circus arts by pushing the limits of physical, emotional, and creative expression. It is committed to minimizing barriers to circus arts and operating from an anti-racist perspective to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all its programs. At The Actors Gymnasium, people learn to fly physically, emotionally, and creatively.


A collective of performing arts, technology and social media professionals who believe that everyone has the right to information. CircusTalk shares information, resources, tools and opportunities for all in the circus community.

Specialty Insurance Agency

Specialty Insurance Agency is a boutique insurance agency servicing performers and vendors across the United States.

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American Circus Alliance

The American Circus Alliance is a service and advocacy organization dedicated to circus performance and production in the United States. Their mission includes recognition of circus as an art form, funding for the creation and continuation of new and existing circus companies and productions, and circus training and employment that is accessible, equitable, and inclusive.

Twisted Windows

Shay and Stephanos are energetic, engaging, exuberant exhibitionists – with a bit of an alliteration fetish! Together they created Tying & Flying, the first-ever book on self-suspension. In between traveling to present and perform, they are based in San Francisco, where they host a variety of events, including the acclaimed bondage performance event: Twisted Windows.

Cabaret ZaZou

Chicago’s favorite cabaret-style dining experience opened a brand new show on September 7, 2022, and has been receiving rave reviews ever since. The new all-star cast and band are delighting audiences night after night, and have quickly carved out a unique niche in Chicago’s entertainment scene.

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Let's Roam

You’ll never forget your Let’s Roam adventure. Our team of explorers has carefully crafted exciting experiences in 600+ cities across the globe. With wanderers like you in mind, we’ve created digitally guided Scavenger Hunts, Bar Hunts, Ghost Tours and more. Each adventure is designed to help you explore, laugh, discover, and connect. Memory making at its funnest.


At the heart of Trapeze School New York's motivation is a desire for greater health: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The Flying Trapeze is a wonderful tool for learning and practicing many vital elements of health and wellness. Conditioning, body awareness, timing, trust, relaxation, and a belief in one's ability to do more than one imagined, are just a few of the benefits of flying.

Brush Park Gymnasium

Brush Park Gymnasium is a safe, efficient and authentic place that authentically meets the needs of every member. We will not only host the individual, but also their family and community. Our community members will help change the narrative of healthy living into one that is accessible to families, inclusive to all genders and sustainable for the long term.

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