Tea & Cirkus: A Bindlestiff Gala + Online Auction

Bindlestiff Variety Arts
October 2020
04:00 PM EDT
October 2020
07:00 PM EDT
GOAL $10,000.00
42.2% To Goal

About Our Auction

Here it is...!
The auction you've been WAITING for! The auction like none other!
Because... we are auctioning EXPERIENCES along with special items, and what is Bindlestiff if not THE EXPERIENCE and THE MAGIC OF CIRCUS...?!
Here you will find amazing gifts and professional experiences up for auction given by fans, donors, and supporters of Bindlestiff who are circus and variety folks themselves.

About Bindlestiff Variety Arts

Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts brings joy and wonder into the world through our circus and variety arts work. Bindlestiff celebrates tradition while maintaining an irreverent spirit, keeping the circus arts current, accessible, and relevant.
Bindlestiff provides a wide array of opportunities to emerging and professional variety artists.

For instance:
The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show is the premiere circus “open mic” night of New York City, presenting acts by over 100 artists every year.
Bindlestiff’s First of May Award offers emerging NYC-based circus and variety artists an opportunity to obtain financial support and mentorship from Bindlestiff.
Since 2003, Bindlestiff’s Cavalcade of Youth, produced in collaboration with Playful Productions, pairs young artists from diverse backgrounds interested in learning the craft and skills of circus and variety with professional mentors in the field, presenting these emerging artists in twice-yearly public shows in New York City.

Bindlestiff is also committed to providing education and enrichment opportunities. Free after-school and summer camp programs serve young people in the Hudson Valley and New York City by utilizing social circus theory, an international approach to circus arts instruction that uses circus training as a medium for social justice and youth development. Circus skill workshops are offered with touring productions. Bindlestiff continues to develop and expand its educational programs with new partnerships, greater outreach, and continued professional development for its instructors in this artistic educational realm.

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