Vivid Black Paint will host an Affinity Group and Circus Jam for BIPOC circus artists every 4 weeks. The first 45 mins is for Affinity Group discussion around challenges, perspectives, and benefits of being BIPOC in the current circus climate. Attendees will also focus on building opportunities for curating more of a supportive and connected circus arts community in the Twin Cities. After the meeting we will dive right into the Jam where we will share skills, hang out, and take up space.
This is a club opportunity for black and brown youth, ages 10-20, who are interested in exploring the world of circus arts with a wellness and career concentration. For club days, we will work on skills, learn theory, play with foundations in various areas of circus arts, and there will also be peer-to-peer mentorships, and future performance and volunteer opportunities. We will talk about health, community, self-care, self-advocacy, exploration, creativity, and of course circus arts.
Vivid Black Paint Mission
Vivid Black Paint provides supportive programming to Honor and Uplift Aspiring and Established Artists who identify as black and as persons of color and to provide welcoming space for people to smile, laugh, and be entertained with circus and art as a vital service to mental well being and social emotional development.
We require a minimum of three students to run a class. If the class does not meet this requirement, it will be canceled. Notifications will be sent out four hours before class time and sent via email or text message. If your class gets canceled, a class credit will be returned to your profile.
Check out our Class Schedule here.