Save Circus Campaign For Happy Faces


About Circus

Circus - Austria's biggest gay party - has been taking place since 2011 and attracts LGBTIQ-visitors from all over Europe to Vienna with a spectacular show by Tamara Mascara. We are very proud of the contribution Circus makes to queer culture & nightlife in Vienna and we would like to improve it in the future with more projects and events and offer the community more diversity, cohesion and of course entertainment.

At the beginning of this year, we rented our first office space as well as our "creative space", hired staff and have been working tirelessly over the past months to organize the next Circus event, which we now had to cancel with a heavy heart. The reason for this is the measures taken by the German government regarding the containment of COVID-19. We fully support these security measures, as the health and protection of our guests is of course our number one priority. 

You can imagine how many resources we have invested in this project. At the moment we do not receive any subsidies or financial support of any kind and now we have no income opportunities. Therefore we and all independent artists like drag queens, DJs and performers, who mostly live from hand to mouth without a safety net, are facing existential threats.

For this reason we urgently ask for your support so that Circus - Austria's biggest gay party can continue to take place in the future. 

What do we spend the donations on?

We want to be fully transparent. Our costs can be categorized in the following areas:

  • various non-refundable deposits for Circus - Fresh off the Farm
  • Rent (office, creative space)
  • wages and salaries 
  • Taxes
  • Social security contributions
  • Insurance
  • Fees for artists, drag queens, DJs, photographers, temporary staff of any kind etc. 
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Purchases of goods
  • Bank charges & Indiegogo fees

In addition, we would like to support artists who are in a particularly precarious situation, if the sum of the donations received allows it. 

What do you get for your donation?

In return and as a thank you for your donation we have thought about several rewards. There are different packages with different rewards and donation amounts. We think there is something great for every budget and every taste. In addition to getting your reward, you will also be featured in the list of supporters on our web site. (First Name and Initial, e.g. "Max M.") - Let us know if you don't want that.

Circus Art Cards

As a thank you for your contribution, the Circus team will produce three printed Art Cards, which will be distributed exclusively to all donors. A nice memory of a time when we were looking out for each other.

All material rewards (shirts, Art Cards etc.) will be handed out in person at the next Circus event.

Of course we are also very thankful for additional donations - no matter the amount, because: even small contributions can make a big difference.

What does your donation do?

With your contribution you assure that Circus and its artists will continue to organize Austria's biggest gay party and that they will continue to provide you with exciting party nights with unique memories.  
In addition, you will help to secure jobs by queer employers for queer employees and support local artists from the LGBTIQ community. 

Sharing is caring

Share this campaign on social media and with your friends and family. Together as a community we can master the current challenges and look forward to a bright future with new energy, motivation and fun. 

On behalf of the whole Circus team we would like to thank you for your support and we are looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor again soon! Until then, watch out for each other ♥