Circus Arts Conservatory
The Circus Arts Conservatory is the 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that is the umbrella for both performance and community service in Sarasota and areas beyond; it includes Circus Sarasota, Sailor Circus, and a series of community outreach programs. Showcased in a one-ring, five-star, European-style big top, Circus Sarasota features thrilling circus acts acclaimed for world-class artistry. As part of its mission, nearly 80 percent of revenues are set aside to fund year-round special events and classes. The lives of thousands of K-12 students and disenfranchised community members are positively impacted each year by The CAC Education and Humor Therapy outreach programs, as well as its Sailor Circus Academy, a rigorous training program and the oldest youth circus in the USA.