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Cirkus Unik has developed a special pedagogy aimed at increasing children’s self-esteem, collaboration and inclusion.

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Children today often have low self-esteem and difficulties in working together, which is due to increased competition and segregation in society.

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Cirkus Unik has developed its own innovative methods for measuring social impact.

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Together with the children, we continuously measure the social impact in the circus groups.

Methodology

Cirkus Unik has developed a special pedagogy aimed at increasing children’s self-esteem, collaboration and inclusion.

Background and Problems

Children today often have low self-esteem and difficulties in working together, which may be due to increased competition and segregation in society.

Measurement and Evaluation

Cirkus Unik has developed its own innovative methods for measuring social impact.

Results

Together with the children, we continuously measure the social impact in the circus groups.

Founder

Elin is Head of Operations and Jailton Artistic Manager and Technical Manager.

Elin has long experience of social entrepreneurship as well as artistic and educational experience.

Jailton has long artistic and educational experience from Cirque du Soleil and other circus contexts.

Elin and Jailton founded Cirkus Unik to realize the common dream of making a difference for children through a coordinated educational, cultural and social work.

The Team

Our Partners

City of Gothenburg’s Cultural Administration

From 2020, Cirkus Unik has received Business Support from the Gothenburg Cultural Administration, which thus supports us and our development in the artistic and educational activities; always with a social perspective.

Västra Götaland Region

VGR has supported Cirkus Unik since its start and will fund a three-year period through Culture-Strategic Support in 2020-22 with the aim of widening participation for children in culture. Our tour during 2019-20 with the show Dare 2 Be! has been supported by VGR and the Culture Administration.

the Gothenburg Opera

In 2019, we start an exciting collaboration with the Gothenburg Opera via Create Dance. Some older students from the circus school are participating in the new collaboration with the aim of inspiring, sharing experiences and making art more accessible to children and young people.

Kulturskolan

Since the start we have had a stable, fruitful and fun collaboration in order to offer children in Fritids meaningful activity in circus schools all over Gothenburg, where inclusion in society through culture has been our shared values.

Reach for Change

In 2016, we were rewarded with three years of financial, legal and business support after we won Reach for Change trust the same year, which was a decisive factor for our rapid and secure growth and opportunity to make a difference for many more of Gothenburg's children!

Business Region Gothenburg

In 2019, we received support to develop a new business plan with a better balance between social entrepreneurship, educational and artistic activities with a special focus on strategy, leadership and packaging.

Brewhouse

In 2015, we won The Brewhouse Award in the category Social Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs who, with innovative ideas, place social benefits before profit, are rewarded and, as in the case of Cirkus Unik, improve the situation of children and young people and increase integration.