DELVE is back for a forth and final time this year and this time we’ll be visiting National Circus Festival Ireland (NCFI) in Tralee, Kerry.

DELVE: Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage – aims to support artists to experience and be inspired by art through a range of festivals and programmes throughout Ireland. We go, we see, we watch, we listen, we learn, we connect with art and art makers and we get inspired.

At National Circus Festival Ireland two ISACS artists are invited to join Lucy Medlycott – Director of ISACS and experience the festival.


Friday 5th November 2021.

  • 6pm: Bachram  – an Irish Circus Showcase and International Networking.
  • 8.30pm: Nueveuno Circo and their contemporary circus show Sinergia 3.0.
  • 10pm: Circus Sideshow Festival Club – a circus sideshow featuring Bicurious, DJ Ben Ó Faoláin and some surprise pop up performances.

Saturday 6th November 2021.

Sunday 7th November 2021.

The selected artists will also receive a festival pass that will grant them access to the full programme of events taking place over the weekend.

View the full festival programme here→


You must be a current ISACS member and be available to attend the festival on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of November. Priority will be given to those who are based outside of Kerry and have not been selected for DELVE or attended NCFI before.

All tickets, travel, meals and accommodation will be paid for.

How to apply

Send an email to marked DELVE Kerry in the subject line and simply tell us:

  • Why you want to attend NCFI with ISACS.
  • Confirm this will be your first ever visit to the festival.
  • Confirm that you are based outside of Kerry.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 October, 12 noon.

This programme is supported by Arts Council Ireland.