FAQs

Program & Organization info (5)

How do we choose our program locations?

In order to make sure that we are truly serving the needs of the communities we work with, CWB – USA only goes where it’s invited. In fact, that’s true for all 15 CWB chapters around the world. After receiving … Continue reading

How does CWB – USA define a “conflict zone”?

CWB – USA’s definition of a conflict zone is based on that given by the inviting organization. Depending on where our project is, we might work with survivors of domestic violence in inner-city Dallas, or people living in the West … Continue reading

How does CWB do so much with so little?

The vast majority of our funding, 85 percent, comes from individual donors with an average one-time donation of about $60. We have generous honorary board members who give more, along with a cadre of generous artists who donate time…TONS of … Continue reading

Will CWB – USA support my social clowning project?

All CWB – USA projects collaborate with local organizations who have the on-the-ground support and network to make a project possible. We have collaborated on projects with Terre des Hommes, PLAN International, Save the Children, UNICEF, and many other organizations. … Continue reading

Will CWB – USA send performers to my event? What about guest speakers?

Unfortunately, sending performers is outside of the scope of the work that we do at CWB – USA. If you are interested in booking CWB – USA to speak about our work and the importance of resilience through laughter, please … Continue reading

Volunteering info (3)

What do you look for in a performing volunteer?

CWB – USA volunteers are professional performing and/or teaching artists, with a high level of skill and experience in clowning, physical theater and/or circus. Performers are chosen from our internal database by the project coordinator. Some projects are principally performing, … Continue reading

How do I become a volunteer?

We look for performers with strong character clowning and circus (juggling, stilts, acrobatics, magic, etc.) skills. Experience with non-verbal performance, audiences with disabilities and traumas, and strong cross-cultural communication skills is preferred. We often work in crisis zones, non-industrialized countries, … Continue reading

How can videographers, photographers, organizers and fundraisers pitch in?

We love help on administration and fundraising! If you would like to help with administration, website maintenance or fundraising, please click here to fill out our non-performing volunteer form and send a brief introductory email to info@clownswithoutborders.org Photographers and videographers are … Continue reading