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Part ceremony, part performance, the Celebration of American Circus will honor four artists and organizations that have revolutionized the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts across the nation.

To honor and spotlight the distinguished achievements in the American circus arts, Circus Now together with the Big Apple Circus, is proud to present a series of awards each year. For the second year, we are especially pleased to have such a distinguished and impressive roster of honorees, all of whom have spent decades furthering the cause of the circus arts in America. This year also marks the inauguration of a fourth award: Lifetime Achievement.

Community Impact Award
HONOREE: CIRCUS SMIRKUS
This award is given annually to a circus artist or organization that has succeeded in harnessing and demonstrating the power of the circus arts for community engagement and social good, and in bringing diverse audiences together through quality programming.

Elevating Circus Award
HONOREE: DOMINIQUE JANDO
This award is given annually to an individual or an organization who has made a lasting contribution to increasing public awareness about the beauty, artistry, creative potential of the circus arts through their body of work, with particular attention paid to interdisciplinary collaboration or expression.

Evolving Circus Award
HONOREE: BILL IRWIN
This award is given annually to an individual whose personal and/or professional contributions have made a significant and permanent impact on the circus field in America, with specific consideration of how the recipient’s work has influenced the perception of the circus arts by the American public and the arts and entertainment industry.

Lifetime Achievement
HONOREE: HOVEY BURGESS
This award is given to an individual artist, troupe, or company whose overall contributions to the field and community are substantial, undeniable and significant.

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