About this Event:

The ISACS Network are delighted to host an Arts Council Funding Clinic to provide information about the various funding programmes currently available to artists involved in the Street, Circus and Spectacle Artforms. The clinic will be held via ZOOM and will  be led by  Davide Terlingo and Adam O’Keeffe of Arts Council Ireland. Elaine Mc Cague of Loosysmokes will be sharing the artists perspective and the session will be moderated by Lucy Medlycott, Director of the ISACS Network. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and general advice for making an application. In order to provide an effective clinic for all, the focus will remain on the overall application process and it will not be possible to use the clinic to address individual applications or unsuccessful funding decisions.

About Davide:

Davide currently works at the Arts Council of Ireland as Head of International Arts and Head of Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle. In these combined roles, he is responsible for managing national budgets and funding programmes, developing partnerships and advising on national policy. He has also previously managed the Dance and Festivals portfolios. Prior to joining the Arts Council, he has lived and worked in several EU countries on numerous arts projects and cultural initiatives in a variety of contexts and roles.

About Adam:

Adam is an arts professional whose experience in management, production and consultancy has spanned across theatre, dance and circus. He has previously worked with organisations such as Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, Irish Modern Dance Theatre and Pangur Ban. Currently he is Artform Adviser for Circus, Street Art & Spectacle with the Arts Council of Ireland.

About Elaine:

Elaine Mc Cague is a professional aerial performer, creative producer and  is Director of Modern Circus Art at Loosysmokes.  As an artist, her ambition is to construct unique and powerful site responsive works through collaboration and experimentation with physical, visual and audio-scapes that are not bound by the traditional trappings of art, circus or performance.

In 2019, Elaine was awarded the Circus Bursary award from the Arts Council of Ireland, and two major productions of Loosysmokes,  Behind the Dark (2015) and Raven Eyed (2017), both received raving five star reviews from The Irish Times and toured nationally and internationally. In 2020, Loosysmokes will be Artists in Residence at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

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