Entries by Erika

New England Center for Circus Arts Lifts Hopes

By Nancy A. Olson Circus is for everyone. That’s the foundation on which identical twins Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, world-renowned circus performers and teachers, have built the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, Vt. Since its founding in 2007, NECCA’s mission has been to create and sustain “a school, facility, and […]

New England Center for Circus Arts Shows Off New Home

Brattleboro Reformer New England Center for Circus Arts opened its doors Saturday and welcomed in the community for an open house at the organization’s new home at 10 Town Crier Drive. The event had jugglers, flying trapeze, face painting and clowns. People were invited to walk around and explore. They even were allowed to try […]

NECCA Receives NEA Art Works Grant

vermontbiz.com New England Center for Circus Arts has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, one of six organizations in Vermont to receive grants as part of the Art Works program. Art Works is the NEA’s largest category and focuses on funding the creation of art that meets the highest […]

NECCA Receives NEA Art Works Grant

Brattleboro Reformer New England Center for Circus Arts has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, one of six organizations in Vermont to receive grants as part of the Art Works program. Art Works is the NEA’s largest category and focuses on funding the creation of art that meets the highest […]

NEA Awards Major Grants to Vermont Organizations

vermontbiz.com The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced grants to Vermont organizations including the New England Center for Circus Arts. $10,000 will support artist residencies for circus arts performers. Emerging circus arts ensembles will be provided with housing, rehearsal space, production mentorship, technical support, and directorial guidance for the development or completion of a […]

Vermont Organizations Receive NEA Grants

Photo of the Festival of Fools courtesy of Burlington City Arts www.sevendaysvt.com The National Endowment for the Arts announced its spring grants on June 14. Because, despite concerns, the organization continues to function. For the full article visit HERE

NECCA’s ProTrack Circus Graduates Perform for Local Audiences

Brattleboro Reformer New England Center for Circus Arts presents the extraordinary circus talents of its graduating ProTrack students before they move on to perform in the professional circus world. Upon graduation, they will join previous NECCA graduates who’ve gone on to work with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros, 7 Fingers, Cirque Eloize, Circa, as well […]