Wise Fool Seeking Circus Comes to School Coordinator

Wise Fool is looking to hire a Circus Comes to School Coordinator!

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Circus Comes to School Coordinator is responsible for coordinating youth programming that occurs in schools through our Circus Comes to Schools program, where Wise Fool coaches bring the benefits of Social Circus to kids to schools in the Santa Fe area. This position also coordinates Teen BUST!  and in other settings off-site. This position is an administrative position, managing existing programs which strive to further integrate Wise Fool’s social justice and self-empowerment values into youth programming, and expand programs to reach targeted and underserved youth. They act as a representative of Wise Fool, making sure that all inquiries about Wise Fool youth outreach programming are answered promptly. Applicants should have a passion for circus and social justice, and have or be willing to develop experience teaching youth.

Please send letter of interest and resume to alishiya@wisefoolnm.org and oriana@wisefoolnm.org.

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Join us for classes!

Come join us for our Winter Class Session! This will be an 8-week class session starting the week of October 18th and will go through December 12th. We will still be offering the same aerial classes from our previous session, and we will also be offering an act creation class with coach Carey, and a modern/ballet class with Ale!

Drop-in's are welcome! Drop-in's for an aerial class are $25, and $18 for ground classes. If you need help registering for class, please email andrea@wisefoolnm.org or call (505) 220-1860.

Join us for our 2021 Phone-a-thon!

Mark your calendars for our Phone-a-Thon November 16th, from 5 to 7pm!

We will be calling on our community to support Wise Fool's work. Our memorable puppets stand tall and proud supporting community issues. Much like the puppets we create, Wise Fool can’t function independently, we need strong support from our community.

You can support us by signing up to help make phone calls, volunteering to be called to make a donation or by helping make the event a success!

We will be showcasing our amazing community and talents from 6-7 - a virtual showcase of our community!

Come to our studio, watch the show and donate in support of our PHONE-A-THON!

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When: Tuesday, November 16th 5-7pm
Where: In-studio at Wise Fool New Mexico or Virtually (Link sent 1 day before or 1 hour before)

*The virtual showcase will go from 6-7pm. Suggested donation of $20-$5.

All donations support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond!

Please note that we have changed the date of this event.

Wise Fool Job Opening: Fundraising Coordinator

Please send letter of interest and resume to kristen@wisefoolnm.org 

Wise Fool New Mexico is seeking a motivated and experienced fundraiser to implement semi-annual fundraising campaigns for the organization as well as develop and implement new plans designed to reach out to existing donors and identify potential new donors. The ideal fit would  have experience with practicing social justice and will value inclusivity. The successful applicant will be supervised by the Fundraising Director and will also work closely with Wise Fool’s Board of Directors. Wise Fool’s work culture is highly collaborative.
Visit this web link to see a job description.

 

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Fall Class Session starts on Monday!

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Come join us for classes!

We are so excited to able to offer this session entirely in-studio. There are a variety of classes to choose from to help you get your circus fix! All classes are open to all levels, ages, etc. Come try something new!

Clown in the Park!

Clown class will be held at Rose Park every Wednesday morning. Weather permitting. Please be prepared to pay SJ directly. For any questions or help registering, please email SJ at sarahjanemoody@yahoo.com

Wise Fool Event Entertainment: Call for Performers

Wise Fool is looking to hire performers for our event entertainment troupe! Throughout the year, Wise Fool is hired to provide entertainment in the community and at events/galas around Santa Fe & New Mexico. 
If you’d like to share your skills, whether it be up in the air (aerials) or on the ground (unicycling, juggling, acro and more) outside of the Wise Fool studio, this is the way! These are typically paid events with the performer getting paid anywhere from $85 to $200 depending on the skill and whether it is ambient/roving entertainment or acts. 

Wise Fool is looking for acrobats, contortionists, stilters, unicyclists, jugglers, stilt walkers, aerialist and more!

If you are interested, please fill out: https://forms.gle/aUocQ1GhJQoHDKuD7.

If you have any questions, please reach out to alishiya@wisefoolnm.org .

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Summer Class Schedule

Summer Class Session Continued!

Join us for another 6-week class session!

Flexibility and Handstands with Elise are now session based and will no longer allow drop-in's.
This means that you must register for the entire 6-week session ($85/Session class).

Every other class will continue to allow drop-in's, however, you are still required to register online to reserve your spot in class.

Thank you and happy training!

Summer Class Schedule

BUST! 2021 Registration is Open!

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July 17- August 1
An annual program

BUST! 2021 will be a 2-week intensive open to all self-identifying women, gender non-conforming and transgender. Participants will experience a journey of embodiment, self-discovery, creative & expressive exploration, & community building, while skill-building in the following areas: stiltwalking, puppetry, object manipulation, clown, aerials arts, & social justice workshops. All sizes, ages (16+), & backgrounds are welcome! No circus, athletic or performance experience necessary. Classes meet on Sat (1-5 pm)-Sun (12-3 pm) & Tues-Thurs (6-9 pm). Oriana Lee is the Director.

An Invitation into Solidarity with India

Hey Wise Fool Community,

I am sharing this with support from Wise Fool and the other Co-executive Directors. It is Wise Fool’s mission to uplift the needs in our community and engage with the world with the lens of social justice.


If we haven’t met before, my name is Alishiya Kapoor, an Indian-American living in Santa fe for the past four years and a Co-executive Director at Wise Fool. I’m reaching out to invite you into solidarity with India. If you have ever benefited from the culture, traditions, resources of India (used turmeric, drank chai!), I invite you into action during India's COVID Crisis.


What I’ve learned from being here is that Santa Fe is known as a space for healing and wellness. Many of these wellness spaces are focused on yoga, ayurveda practices, meditation and other modalities that are rooted in the indigenous teachings of South Asia, founded and professionalized by black and brown people. Yoga, at its heart, is collective liberation. As Susanna Barkataki states in her book Embrace Yoga Roots: “When you practice yoga ethics, you make a strong commitment for love, for peace, for justice and for care of ourselves, each other, all beings and the world.”


How are you supporting India during the current COVID Humanitarian crisis? There are 320,000 new cases a day with close to 200,000 deaths and counting.


This is a call to action:

  • Donate
  • Use your platform to share information about what is going on
  • Consider ways of centering South Asian voices and teachings when engaging with the culture, traditions and resources of India
  • Please reach out if you need suggestions on where to start this journey
  • Call your Legislators
  • Write to your representatives urging for aid to be sent to India as well as vaccine support Find your Legislator here: https://www.nmlegis.gov/members/find_my_legislator


    I hope you are willing to engage in this conversation in the spirit of yoga- integrity, honesty, ahimsa (accountability) and satya (truth-telling).


    You can find more info on this issue, including places to donate, IG accounts to follow and other ways to participate:

Yard Sale May 15 and 16!

Wise Fool's Fundraiser Yard Sale

Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, 2021
10AM - 2 PM
Wise Fool Studios
1131 Siler Road Suite B
Santa Fe, NM

As part of our Spring Fundraising Campaign, we are holding a Fundraising Yard Sale!

We are looking for donations to the sale in items such as clothes, toys, furniture and cool things! We also are needing volunteers to make things for the bake sale and to help out during the sale! Finally, we need everyone to come take these awesome items off our hands on May 15 and 16!

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Wise Fool's Other Community Days

Community Day

Join Wise Fool for our Community Days! Several days throughout the year to bring our community together in visioning and inspiring change.

Community Days:
Martin Luther King's Day - January 18, 2021
World Circus Day and Earth Day - April 24, 2021
Indigenous People's Day - October 11, 2021