The encouraging openness of the Italian Ministry for Culture, MiBAC, towards contemporary circus (which has been included among the four arts stated in the Ministerial Decree, together with music, theatre and dance) made it necessary to fill a gap.

A.C.C.I. represents distribution, promotion, production, training and artistic residencies of contemporary circus art and culture, in each its artistic expression.


The Association aims to convey this sector interests and requests in every location, national and international, promoting and organizing initiatives in order to give exposure and support to contemporary circus activities.

Among the main tasks:

  • studying and dealing with artistic, cultural and organisational issues;
  • representing associated members in front of public and private Institutions;
  • enhancing artistic, technical and economical development.

Productive communication and cooperation between distribution, production, education and promotion will be the starting point for valuing this art.


Organizations juridically established can adhere to A.C.C.I., if interested in realizing the institutional purposes and if they share goals and essence with A.C.C.I..