All projects in south-america

Ecuador 2016

Clowns Without Borders has confirmed an emergency project to Ecuador to support earthquake relief from May 23 to June 8, 2016. Over the past month, a tremendous aid effort has worked towards earthquake relief. We are honored to be part of the restoration, in partnership with Fundación Global Smile-Ecuador and local authority Prefectura del Guayas. […]

Colombia 2015

Background: For several years, Clowns Without Borders has partnered with local clowns in Colombia to participate in some extraordinary community performances and workshops. The Clown Encuentro is a one-of-a-kind ‘meeting of clowns’ in South America. It offers daily workshops and presentations from performers from around the world. Each afternoon participants join in ‘fabricas’ in which […]

Colombia 2014: Cali

Continuing an ongoing 5-year collaboration between Clowns without Borders USA and Colombian clowns, the team of 5 Colombian and American artists taught workshops and performed to kids, students and families in villages in both Bogota and rural areas around Cali Their show was called, “Oink”; photos by Ana Maria Cuevas Escobar.

Colombia November 2013

These clowns were ready and hungry for play. In every activity, from games, to simple walking exercises, to improvisations, they would dive in and find all kinds of comic and poetic material. It felt like all I needed to give them was a small window into play and they would happily bust it open to make a huge door into vast territories of creative funny.

Colombia July 2013

CWB partnered with local clown organizations CaliClown and Pasos de Payasos to share laughter with families facing structural violence, poverty and discrimination. Our team performed shows and offered workshops in Bogotá and Cali from June 30-July 12th.

Ecuador 2013: Narices Rojas

An amazing experience covering over 2000 km along the Ecuador/Colombia border. We worked with UNHCR/ACNUR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ), CDH and Narices Rojas as a part of our two-year partnership with our colleagues in Ecuador.

Colombia April 2013

CWB is continuing its partnerships with clowns in Colombia. Our partnerships began in 2009 with teams of clowns, performers and organizers. This project involved a collaboration with CaliClown with a workshop, a show creation and performances.

Colombia 2012: Clown Encuentro

CWB is continuing its partnerships with clowns in Colombia. Our partnerships began in 2009 with teams of clowns, performers and organizers. This year, after an amazing trip to Risaralda, we are returning to share and collaborate at Encuentro 2012. David is representing us there, stay tuned for updates.
Tim Cunningham will be working with Barnaby King and the Pasos providing teacher trainings and workshops. The collaborative team will create a touring performance with local children and from it, they will develop a sustainable training program for the next three years. The team will also consist of hospital clowns from Manizales and a social worker from Bogotá. This project marks new directions for CWB as we work towards bringing the joy and developing systems so that the joy can sustain itself everywhere we go. Follow us at this page for updates and stories from the field!

Colombia 2011: Clown Encuentro

Tim is representing CWB this year at the Encuentro, teaching, presenting and facilitating interventions a la Clowns Without Borders. CWB is grateful to the organizers and inspiring forces behind the Encuentro. The Clown Encuentro is a prime example of sustainability in community based clowning and social circus.

Colombia 2009

Colombia has seen as many as 3.8 million people driven from their homes by violence brought on by paramilitary and rebel forces battling for territorial control with the government resulting in Colombia ranking third in the world after Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo for the largest number of internally displaced people (IDPs). This year, Clowns Without Borders-USA will initiate a Project to meet the young people of these communities and other vulnerable children.