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ARTS, CULTURE AND CIRCUS

PARADE: The Collective (8th Edition)

AN ECLECTIC EXHIBITION OF ARTWORK BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL EMPLOYEES

Cirque du Soleil unveiled its eighth collective art exhibition on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. This free exhibition ran Jan. 4 – 25 at the Trifecta Gallery inside the Arts Factory in downtown Las Vegas.

PARADE: The Collective, features artwork created by Cirque du Soleil employees (including performers, technicians and support staff) in Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles and from the Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters in Montreal. This activity is part of the Cirque du Soleil Cultural Action policy to encourage and support the artistic projects of its employees. All formats of artwork were accepted. This freedom resulted in an exhibition that displays a wide range of artistic approaches.

PARADE, is the support program established to provide encouragement and support for employees’ artistic pursuits and participation in cultural life outside their work at Cirque du Soleil. Employees who create art or are involved in the activities of an artist or arts organization are eligible for various services and resources offered by this program including sharing of expertise in project development (technical and/or artistic), support in the drafting and presentation of grant applications to public or private organizations, direct financial support (i.e. for projects requiring investment in order to come to fruition) and through mentoring.