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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!

2024 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.

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.

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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!

Twisted Windows

Twisted Windows is a San Francisco-based organization that includes performance, educational resources, and interactive events. They specialize in spotlighting exquisitely erotic, sensually subversive, and distinctly daring queer performance art; they also produce classes prioritizing risk mitigation and empowerment.

They are the LGBTQ+ Award Sponsor.

LeVillage CoWork

Join a community for families just like yours! Get your work done and be with your little one when it matters the most.

​We offer flexible, loving care and curriculum-led early education for children ages 3-months to 4-years old.  

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The WasteShed

The WasteShed provides Chicago with an organized, affordable, and reliable resource for repurposed art, craft, and school materials, and with a dynamic center for activities related to sustainability, art, craft, education, and material culture. 





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