ASCA – Asia-Pacific Social Circus Association – is a new association for social circus programs throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
ASCA intends to be a meaningful source of information and resources for those who are involved in social circus and arts and education for youth across the region.
With the support of Cirque du Soleil, ASCA aims to connect social circus groups from across the region and build a stable and reliable network to facilitate the sharing of ideas, experiences, and resources between members.
ASCA will also be working to establish a volunteers exchange program, and plans to host conferences and events where members can meet and participate in the exchange of knowledge, skills and training.
Founding members of ASCA include Dan Roberts of the Red Nose Foundation in Indonesia, Richard Barber from the Makhampom Theatre Group in Thailand, Travis Johnson of the Vancouver Circus School, and Jerry Snell from Circus Action International, based in Thailand, and also active in Vietnam and Malaysia.
Membership with ASCA during 2013 is free and will give members access to: Networking opportunities; Volunteer exchange program; Quarterly newsletter with news and updates about member groups; Up-to-date information about grant opportunities; Access to ASCA organized events and training seminars; Exposure to potential sponsors.