Fédération Française des Ecoles de Cirque
Fédération Française des Ecoles de Cirque

The mission of the French Federation of Circus Schools is to structure, develop and qualify circus arts education.

It issues a quality accreditation to schools which meet the highest standards in teaching, health, safety, training and administration. Through these commitments, the schools guarantee their students and their partners high quality education “with respect for the individual” and a long-term future for their activities.

It is the first point of reference for the French Ministries of Culture and Communication, Education, Urban Affairs and Youth and Sport. It has played an important role in setting up specific qualifications in the framework of circus arts, such as the BIAC (Circus Arts Instructor Certificate), the BISAC (Specialist Circus Arts Instructor Certificate), the BPJEPS (Professional Certificate for Youth, Popular Education and Sports, with circus specialism, and most recently the DE (French State Diploma for Circus Teachers).

Alongside other sector partners (professional unions, performance venue and company associations, etc.), it contributes to the consideration and structuring of circus arts in France. A resource centre, it harnesses the technical, teaching, legal and administrative skills in its network and develops publications (collection on the history of the circus: ‘Traces’ and ‘A l’école de la piste’).

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