The goal for The Effective Circus Project is to increase the employment on circus field by improving the circus organizatios´ prerequisites for acting as the employers of the professionals of social and applied circus.
The project organizes social circus lessons in various communities in Finland, advances the methods for researching the wellbeing effects of circus, sells workshops promoting wellbeing at workplaces and organizes work seminars for commercialising the wellbeing services with the circuses and the communities. The project also co-operates internationally.
The Effective Circus Project is an ESF (European Social Fund) project, funded partly by the Lapland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.
Other funders include cities of Tampere, Turku, Vantaa, Lempäälä and Oulu and the pilot circuses Sorin Sirkus, SirkusUnioni, Sirkus Magenta, Pii Poo the culture centre for children and youth, Oulun Tähtisirkus and Monitaideyhdistys Piste.
The Effective Circus Project is a continuation for The Social Circus Project (2009 – 2011). The project started on November 11th 2011 and will close on February 28th 2014. The project is administrated by the Centre for Practise as Research in Theatre at the University of Tampere.