Clown Conservatory Awarded NEA Grant

We are so proud to announce that Clown Conservatory, Circus Center's unique multidisciplinary training program for aspiring professional clowns, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

This grant represents recognition at the very highest level of this program that is setting the standard for New American Clowning. Under Director Sara Moore's brilliant leadership, Clown Conservatory is maintaining its 17-year tradition of rigorous, comprehensive instruction and preparation for the aspiring professional clown. At the same time, Sara and her top-notch faculty are constantly innovating, pushing the art of clowning forward into new media and a new era.

I could not be prouder of Sara and her team. Frankly, I think she’s a genius.

The future of funny is right here. Want to be part of it? It's not too late to apply to join the class of 2017-18. Click here for all the details.

Don't Miss the $5 Friday Beta Community Event Friday 6/16!

This Friday, June 16, try something new and get a peek at what $5 Fridays will look like in the fall! All are invited - friends and family welcome.

Experience all kinds of circus activities at a fun family-friendly event: a $5 swing on San Francisco's only permanent flying trapeze, juggling, diabolo, plate spinning, and more, and a flying trapeze show by the Circus Center Flyers!

$5 Friday Beta Community Event
June 16, 2017
6:30-9:30PM
Circus Center
Admission $5: All proceeds will benefit BUILDING UP
More info and RSVP on Facebook here


All proceeds from this event will support BUILDING UP and our vital second goal: making roof repairs to keep you, our students, equipment, and future $5 Friday attendees safe and dry during the next rainy season. Read more about our progress and goals for BUILDING UP and $5 Friday here.

BUILDING UP is currently at $20,797 - that's beaten our first goal, and over 58% of the way to our roof repairs! If you can, please consider helping us raise the remaining $4,202 we need by making a gift to BUILDING UP today. Thank you, and see you this Friday!