ISACS work closely with a number of organisations. These partnerships and alliances have grown and developed since our small beginnings and now contribute greatly to our work at home and abroad.
ISACS are extremely grateful for the continued support from Arts Council Ireland. It is with their generous contribution and investment that we can really work to grow and develop this sector.
ISACS are very grateful for the support of Culture Ireland. They have assisted in opening up a number of opportunities for ISACS members and working to promote Irish artists on an international stage.
ISACS have partnered up with Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann and the MA Festive Arts Programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. This post graduate programme offers students the opportunity to develop skills in arts management, curating, production, performance and research with an emphasis on festivity and the role of festival in society.
Since 2003, Circostrada Network works to develop and structure the fields of Circus and Street Arts in Europe and beyond. With more than 80 members from 25 countries, it contributes to build a sustainable future for these sectors by empowering cultural players through the production of resources and actions of observation and research, professional exchanges, advocacy, capacity-building and information.
Outdoor Arts UK is a membership and strategic organisation based in the UK that aims to bring together the many diverse parts of the Outdoor Arts sector. ISAN celebrates the wonderful work, amazing talent and tremendous achievements of the brilliant individuals, companies and organisations working in this most accessible of art forms.
Theatre Forum acts as an advocate on behalf of the sector, lobbying for improved funding and conditions. They also aim to build capacity among member organisations, and provide a means of exchanging information, sharing skills and networking.
ISACS Network is very thankful for the support from Wexford Co Council who have provided us with the wonderful warm light-filled office, from where we work, which has been dubiously nicknamed ‘The Pentagon'!
Irish Theatre Institute (ITI), is a resource organisation that supports and acknowledges the achievements and ambition of Irish theatre artists and companies across all aspects of theatre practice.
ISACS Network is very thankful for the support from various national and international festivals on their advocacy and professional development programmes through years. Its main partners include:
Dublin Dance Festival is a creative catalyst, bringing outstanding dance to audiences. The core reason the organisation exists is to bring the best international dance to Irish audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and to create opportunities for Irish dance artists, through programming, commissioning and partnerships.
Carlow Arts Festival marks a special time in the town’s annual calendar, providing an opportunity for everyone to experience something out of the ordinary, soak up the celebratory atmosphere and be part of the thrill of knowing that in the hands of exceptional artists anything is possible.
Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration. It provides high-quality arts events, both national and international, for audiences of all ages. Its programme provides opportunities for significant public participation and engagement, supports the development of emerging artists across all artforms, and provides a unique platform for work by local and national artists.
Waterford Spraoi produces street arts and spectacle events throughout Ireland. Spraoi’s artistic team is regularly commissioned by festivals, events and Local Authorities to create memorable occasions in a variety of settings. Its productions include Spraoi Festival among others.
National Circus Festival of Ireland is produced by Fanzini Productions and help is Tralee in November. It showcases the world of contemporary circus iworld-renowned renowned shows, Irish premieres, adult and children workshops, pop up performances around the city, shows every night at the Festival Club and a parade.
Founded in 2007, Mirabilia Festival is a unique festival nestled in Piedmont, an Italian province near Turin, with an emphasis on the circus, street arts and dance genres. Festival Mirabilia supports the formation of industry professionals and the work of artists, promoting collaboration and networks on a wide international scale.
FiraTárrega is one of Europe's most exciting and diverse street arts and performing fair, also known to be one of the greatest international festival for performing arts, with special emphasis on street arts, visual and unconventional shows.