Please join Kath Gorman, Creative Director of Promenade, and Laura Ivers, Head of Circus at the Arts Council of Ireland, who will be presenting the findings of their Circus Building Infrastructure research at the National Circus Festival of Ireland, 2022. The presentation will take place on Friday the 4th of November in Siamsa Tire at 6pm.

Please note, there is limited capacity for attendance at this event so please register in advance by emailing

Information about the Presentation

This research aims to provide an overview of Ireland’s existing circus building infrastructure, particularly with regard to the challenges, under-resourcing issues and building and wider development supports needed. There was extensive consultation through the sectoral survey and the focus groups regarding the building-related challenges facing circus artists when training or creating work.

The research also provides a picture of today’s Irish circus sector, the range and level of circus specialisms and a mapping of where artists and others in the sector live across the country, as well as international case studies highlighting global examples of good practice. Finally the report includes a series of recommendations highlighting the importance of a holistic, partnership-focused approach, underpinned by the commitment of the Arts Council in the areas of The ArtistPublic EngagementInvestment StrategySpatial and Demographic planning and Building Capacity.