Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4th-6th August
Where: Spraoi, Waterford
Tickets: Free but compulsory registration
Join the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network on the 4 - 6th August celebrating 25 years of the oldest Street Arts Festival in Ireland at Spraoi Festival in Waterford!
Take part in, witness and enjoy artistic development programmes, specially designed by ISACS to raise up Irish artists national and international profile and grow the sector in Ireland.
We will be: supporting the ISACS artists selected for NEST 17, hosting the new DELVE programme, joining forces with ISAN UK to present their 'On the Road' tour discussing all things international in Waterford, meeting with ISACS International mentors through the 'SEE Here' programme supported by Culture Ireland.
#Spraoi25 #Delve17 #NEST17
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Spraoi Festival will host national and international acts at Ireland's longest running international street arts festival, all in the historical city of Waterford. The annual Spraoi Festival and Parade is held every August Bank Holiday weekend and celebrates Spraoi 25 years in 2017.
The Festival, devoted to Street Art has become a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike and attracts an over 100,000 people to Waterford City over its three days. It’s now better known locally as “The Spraoi Weekend”.
This year Spraoi celebrates River Suir, with Source to Sea theme.
This year Spraoi has an incredible lineup of international and national street artists. We recommend:
- The Foolhardy Three, presented by ISACS member Nicholas Kavanagh of Curious State Company - Irish Premiere
- The Street,presented by ISACS member Lords of Strut
The professional development programme N.E.S.T: New Emerging Street Talent has come about through an innovative partnership between ISACS and Spraoi Waterford with mentorship by Simon Thompson this year. ISACS gratefully acknowledges the support for NEST from the Arts Council of Ireland.
The three artistsTom Campbell, Sandra González Bandera and Severine De Maleingreau, will present their work at the Spraoi Festival on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of August at 7pm. The event will be MC'ed by the famous Lords of Strut.
The presentations follow one week in residence at the Spraoi studios from Monday 31st of July to Friday 4th of August for a full week of mentoring with the Spraoi team and guest mentor Bill Palmer of Avanti Display, during which the artists had the opportunity to be evaluated, advised. The artists will also meet international artists and promoters over the weekend.
ISACS is delighted to have partnered up withSpraoito offer the opportunity to two of our members to attend any of the festival's events. They will Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise over 20 events and Engage with the artists and other ISACS members during the three days of the festival. To fully benefit from this Go See programme supported by Arts Council Ireland, two lucky DELVErs will have their transport and accommodation provided by Spraoi and ISACS. Full details here.
Our two delvers will be sharing their experiences and learning’s with you.
We will be retweeting and reposting what’s happening live at the events and the festival on:
- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork),
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland),
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland).
Keep an eye for our hashtags #DELVE17 and #Spraoi25 this August. You will be able to read our delvers feedback afterwards on the DELVE page of our website!
We will be announcing the candidates shortly. Call for applicants now open. Apply here.
ISACS is delighted to announce our national network will be bringing programmers at Spraoi Festival in Waterford thanks to the support of Culture Ireland.
The programmers joining us through the SEE Here programme are... drums roll...:
• Mike Ribalta – Fira Tarrega
• Huub Heye – HH Producties
• Alfred Konijnenbelt – Festival Spoffin
• Fabrizio Gavosto – Festival Mirabilia
The See Here scheme funded by Culture Ireland, is specifically designed to support the inward travel of international promoters and programmers to see work in Ireland with a view to booking the work for their venue or festival.
Read more about our guests at Spraoi here.
ISACS is delighted to have partnered up with ISAN and Spraoi festival to discuss the theme 'Building international relationships' on August 6th at Spraoi festival in Waterford from 10.45am – 12.15pm at Garter Lane Arts Centre
The Independent Street Arts Network is On the Road again in 2017, visiting a variety of festivals throughout the summer bringing a series of Outdoor Arts networking events to eight festivals across the UK and Ireland.
The event will include a chance to:
- learn more about the host festival Waterford Spraoi from the festival team,
- learn more about ISAN's work in UK
- share information, news and ideas with fellow producers, programmers and artists
- participate in a lively open space style discussion around 'building relationships' in relevance to the street arts sector.