Putting on an event like Cirque is pretty ambitious (and scary). Especially when you are dependent on volunteers and sponsorship. Our volunteers are gracious and giving of their time and energy and do it for the love of art and community involvement. These people deserve special recognition because they are the magic behind what we do.
Thank you: Shannon Kitchings, Dean McCall, Laura Elliott, Michelle Fox, and the C.O.B. Life team Steve, Eric, and Kelly! Big love to you guys!
Without our sponsors, we would not be able to do any printing, marketing, pay or feed our artists, or cover the astronomical costs associated with holding an event of this size. There are so many things to pay for (things like fencing, security, garbage collection, permits, insurance)... Just a never ending list really. So a GIGANTIC thank you goes out to our incredible sponsors for making this event financially possible:
The City of Burlington
Son of a Peach Pizzeria
Marianne Meed Ward
Rayhoon Persian Eatery
The Gym on Pearl
David H Coons Insurance
The Burlington HIVE
Design 4 Contracting
Siskos & Associates
And our arts & cultural partners:
Art Gallery of Burlington
Sheridan College Animation
The Sound of Music Festival
True Essence Media
The Underground YMCA Youth Centre
Tottering Biped Theatre
The Burlington Student Theatre
There really are no words beyond THANK YOU that seem like enough. I can only hope that on the evening of September 19th, you will truly understand the meaning of your contribution and see the direct impact that your involvement has on our great community.
It's that time. The time where we anxiously await the proposals of incredibly talented contemporary installation artists from around Southern Ontario to show us their ideas. We are now accepting proposals for Cirque in September. For those of you who don't know about Cirque, it's basically Burlington's Nuit Blanche! It will be the coolest art night Burlington has ever seen. And you now have this amazing even to look forward to not just this year, but every year. For more information, you can check out the Cirque event page!
If you're a badass contemporary artist interested in participating in Cirque, slide over to our Call for Submissions page to check out the proposal criteria. We're looking for exceptional work by exceptional people.
We look forward to welcoming your proposal.
Peace + Peaches,
Selina Jane Eckersall is a content marketing strategist, freelance writer and entrepreneur living and working in Burlington ON. Selina is the Executive Director of No Vacancy.