Present Circus Smirkus as a fund-raiser
for your nonprofit organization!
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!
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.
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
the show income through their own concession sales
and through local sponsor advertising and support.
We have Presenters who net anywhere from $6,000 to
$14,000 from four shows, and $12,000 to $21,000 from
Our goal, after a decade and a half of developing
a high-voltage, award-winning show, is to fill the
tent both to entertain as large an audience
as we can reach, and to maximize the benefit for our
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 for an application
and more information at 802-828-3291.
Circus Smirkus is 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 www.nefa.org for
For more information,
See you at the circus!