Circus Arts for Social Transformation
Since its founding in 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa, The Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change has used the magic of circus to inspire young people and help build a new culture of peaceful coexistence in South Africa. Working with a diverse community of children from all backgrounds, Zip Zap’s programs help kids “Dare to Dream” and learn to make those dreams a reality. Zip Zap programs are always free to the participants, with financial and material support coming from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations.
In 2006, friends and supporters of Zip Zap in the USA created Zip Zap Circus USA, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to supporting and conducting training in circus arts and performance as a powerful tool for social transformation, youth empowerment, team-building and community uplift. We have a particular focus on youth at risk and children living with HIV/AIDS in underserved communities. With the support and participation of donors and volunteers in the US and around the world, along with Cirque du Soleil’s social action program, Zip Zap is committed to transforming young lives.
We hope that you will join us.