Circostrada and ARTCENA, in partnership with FNAS – Federazione Nazionale delle Arti in Strada – are delighted to invite you to FRESH STREET#4 – International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts. The flagship event of Circostrada brings together professional artists, programmers, researchers, pedagogues, journalists, and policy makers from all over Europe and beyond for a key focus on street arts and creation in public space.

The Theme:

In 2020, FRESH STREET#4 invites you to reflect on the “Space In Between”, where art draws its inspiration from, to build bridges between people, imaginaries and cultures.

The physical distancing has created a breakdown in human and social relations, an emotional vacuum, whose effects we do not fully grasp yet. If this transitional period may be regarded as a chance for reconstruction, then arts in the public space have a key role to play in the cohesion processes and well-being of the communities.

This Space In Between gives us the opportunity to pause and investigate the social role of arts, take a step back to reflect on our practices, our professional and individual realities, before rushing to return to the “world as we knew it before”, without even so much as asking ourselves the question: what matters now?

This fourth edition will feature a rich programme combining discussions and reflections, thematic sessions, projects presentations, artistic pitches, and many other surprises that we will let you discover online!

What’s happening?

  • Day #1 – Opening session.
  • Day #2 – Artistic presentations & Keynote 1.
  • Day #3 – Project presentations & Keynote 2.
  • Day #4 – Keynote 3, Artistic Act & wrap up session.

ISACS Project Presentation:

Join Lucy Medlycott of the ISACS Network and Dara McGee of the Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne, Inis Oírr on Day 3 of the festival, to learn about their joint project building a unique artistic residency for street and circus artists on the wild and beautiful island of Inis Oírr. This unique location hosts Europe’s most westerly arts centre, tossed and buffeted by the Atlantic ocean in a rare and wonderful environment. The objective of this particular residency is to give artists time and space to be in such a place exposed and shaped by the raw elements of nature, the native Irish language & people and by this singularly remote & distinct island.

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 1.30pm – 3.30pm GMT.

How to register:

FRESH STREET#4 will take place online via the Zoom webinar format. You will receive per email the links to access the different sessions shortly before the event.

Deadline to register has been postponed until Friday 30 October 2020.

Register your place here→


FRESH STREET#4 Programme