Present a Show

Become a Presenter!

Present Circus Smirkus as a fund-raiser for your nonprofit
Our diverse family of Presenters has included nonprofit organizations like children’s museums and parent-child centers; institutions like hospitals and schools; arts presenters; and municipal recreation departments. Anyone can be a Circus Smirkus Presenter!

Why present Circus Smirkus?
The most common reasons given by our Presenters are: To bring high quality family entertainment to town, to promote your social mission through the attraction of a circus, and to raise money. Our proven success as a high profile fundraising event and family entertainment works well with the goals and philosophy of our Presenters.

How does Presentership work?
Presenters pay a flat fee per performance and keep all revenue from ticket sales. In addition, many of our Presenters are able to significantly supplement show income through local sponsor advertising and support. We have Presenters that consistently raise over $20,000 each year.

Our goal is to fill the tent – both to entertain as large an audience as we can reach, and to maximize the benefit for our Presenters.

Need Funding to help cover the initial costs of being a presenter?
Eligible Presenters can apply for matching grants to bring Circus Smirkus to their town. Vermont Presenters can contact the Vermont Arts Council at 802-828-3291 for more information and an application. Circus Smirkus presentations are also eligible for New England States Touring (NEST), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Presenters in MA, ME, NH, CT, and RI are eligible to apply. Please feel free to visit for more information.

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