The ISACS Network are delighted to bring our SHARE Open Forum to the National Circus Festival of Ireland once more.

This is a space for you to bring your projects, your dreams, and your challenges to the table and share ideas and solutions with fellow artists and arts professionals.

We are thrilled to have Kath Gorman from Promenade Ireland, Sebastià Jordà Ràmis from CircBover, Ulla Hokkanen from Galway Community Circus,Brian Daly, Steve Thompson, Aoife Carry from Twisted Lane Productions, and Henrik Gard from Cikada Circus sharing their new projects and ideas at our Share Open Forum.

Join in, get inspired and grow your connections!

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We will be joined by some exciting international guests from festivals and arts organisations all around Europe and beyond.

Get to know our International Guests

Geo Kalev

Geo Каlev

Geo Kalev, graduated in history, professional photographer for more than 20 years and founder of Mini Art Foundation. “At the moment I am fully devoted to the development of the circus scene in Bulgaria. 13th years ago I created Mini Art Fest as an independent art festival in Sofia, first for my art friends and their friends and then it got popular and artists came from Europe and outside of Europe wanting to be part. Since then it became the annual  contemporary, street and social circus festival in Bulgaria. In 2017, together with Galina Ryom-Røjbek from Denmark, we established the Mini Art Foundation with the main purpose and missions establish a circus space for both beginners and professional, to develop our circus projects

and place Bulgaria on the European circus map. We are members of Circostrada Network since 2019.Today our circus space Mini Art Center provides both daily circus classes, houses artists in residency, presents performances and all kinds of events. This is a space for circus, training and culture.We are proud to have both national and international partners that supports our missions for the development of the circus art, education and performance scene in Bulgaria.

Dagmara Gumkowska

Dagmara Gumkowska Idphoto

Programmer, promoter, impresario, arts and cultural events manager and fundraiser, experienced and involved over time in PR and marketing activities and in numerous educational projects. For many years (till March 2017) The TEATROMANIA International Festival Artistic Director and the Chief Specialist in Cultural Projects Organisation at The Bytom Centre of Culture (Bytomskie Centrum Kultury). Author and coordinator of the HartOFFanie Teatrem (Strengthening by Theatre) project – series of presentations of performances by independent theatre companies organised in the years 2003-2016. Author and curator of the Art/Knowing/Action project implemented under the programme supported by the EEA Grants in the years 2014-2016. Coordinator of Polish Dance Network in the pilotage season 2017/2018.

Member of the artistic board of KONTRAPUNKT Theatre Festival in Szczecin / Poland (since autumn 2017).

Since June 2017 Manager for International Cooperation & Impresario at Teatr Śląski (Silesian Theatre) in Katowice. Programme Curator of the OPEN THE DOOR International Festival organised by the Silesia Theatre (the first edition of the Festival was organised in September 2018).

Haggis McLeod

Haggis

Haggis McLeod has been performing and teaching juggling for nearly 40 years and for the last 14 has been the area organizer of the Theatre and Circus area at the Glastonbury Festival.

Beginning as a street performer, Haggis has worked in circuses, theatres and on television, and been a regular juggling teacher at circus festivals and schools throughout the world.

His focus is now mainly on working for the Glastonbury Festival from his home in the town. Every year, booking nearly 400 acts from around the globe onto 11 stages and filling over 40 lush green acres of Worthy Farm in Somerset with theatre circus and comedy.