Hawaii’s Volcano Circus (HVC) is a non-profit organization that created, built and manages SPACE.
Founded in 1984 its mission is to provide quality culture and arts enrichment programs to communities in Hawaii with the aim of building social capital in the broader community. It achieves this by engaging and connecting youth and adults in cultural and artistic activities.
HVC provides free and subsidized performances and programs to other educational, civic, and charitable organizations on the Big Island to support their events and fundraising activities.
- HVC International Circus Arts Festival From 1984 to 2003, HVC organized the annual International Circus Arts Festival, bringing hundreds of international professional circus arts performers to the Big Island of Hawaii to celebrate circus arts.
- Puna Performing Arts Festival HVC created the Puna Performing Arts Festival to stimulate community involvement and to offer circus arts education and improve self-esteem among youth in Hawaii’s Puna District.
- Bringing together over 20 different community groups, HVC has coordinated music, acting, dance, acrobatics, juggling, clowning and circus classes at sites designated by participating community groups. These have culminated in successful shows including Malama Ka Aina, Malama I Ke Kai, and Le Chic.