IJA regional competitions
Founded in 2011, the IJA Regional Competition (IRC) hosts stage juggling competitions at regional festivals around the world.
Through the IRCs, the International Jugglers’ Association aims to:
- Award competition routines of high caliber performance and technical skill, which are entertaining and marketable to a general public audience
- Promote the development and enhancement of juggling within each region
- Unite the international juggling community by spreading awareness of the juggling culture in each region, through promotion of these events
Thanks to the generous IRC donors and partners, 9 IRCs will be held around the world in 2019, including in: Russia, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, England, Benin, and Turkey. The goal is to grow the program into a World Juggling Championship model in 2020 and 2021. Donate now to help make this vision a reality!
The 1st IRC Africa was held in Benin, Africa, in November of 2018, as part of the 2nd African Juggling Convention. IRC Africa webpage coming soon.
The 5th IRC Central America will be held April 12, 2019 in partnership with the Guatecirko festival in Mixto, Guatemala.
The 2nd IRC East Asia will be held on July 6, 2019, in partnership with the Asian international Diabolo Cup (AIDC) in Taipei, Taiwan.
The 2nd IRC Eurasia will take place July 17, 2019, in Saratov, Russia, during the Russian Juggling Convention.
The 8th IRC México will be held April 19, 2019 in partnership with the 11th Cirkonvención Mexicana in Vera Cruz, México.
The 2nd IRC Middle East was held April 14, 2017 in partnership with the Israeli Juggling Convention at Gan Hashlosha National Park in Israel. Stay tuned for future announcements for IRC Middle East.
The 2nd IRC Oceania was held in September of 2018 in partnership with the Melbourne Juggling Convention in Melbourne, Australia. There will be no IRC Oceania in 2019. Stay tuned for future updates.
The 8th IRC South America was held in partnership with the Paraguay National Circus Festival in November of 2018. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019 hosts.
The 3rd IRC South Asia will be held in August of 2019, in partnership with the MMCC Global at the Afghanistan National Circus Convention in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The 1st IRC Europe will be held August 6, 2019 in partnership with the European Juggling Convention in Winthorpe, England.