Streets Ahead is a brand new streets arts professional development programme which has been developed by Cork City Council in partnership with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network.

This innovative programme has been designed to support and develop a range of street artists across varying stages of their careers and to this end the programme  is devised from three distinct points:

  • Those who are experienced and established in making street arts.
  • Those who are emerging or new to creating street arts.
  • Community groups who wish to engage and connect with their local communities through street arts.

Leadership in Street Arts

This three week programme is designed for participants who are experienced and established street arts practitioners by invite only. We will be examining how we can be  collective leaders, champions and advocates for the art form and contribute to policy development and sectoral growth. It will be lead by industry expert Orit Azaz and will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 13 April at 10am – 12pm.
  • Tuesday 20 April at 10am – 12pm.
  • Tuesday 27 April at 10am -12pm.

About Orit

OritOrit is an independent artistic director, theatre maker and facilitator, with a passion for bringing people together who wouldn’t normally meet to share new experiences and conversations especially in outdoor and public spaces. Orit has a long standing relationship with Nofit State Circus, leading the creative development of the company’s outdoor large scale work, including Parklife, Barricade and Open House 2009-2015. She created Something Good as part of Birmingham Cathedral’s 300th anniversary celebrations, working with artists and residents of all faiths and none and was co-artistic director of the pilot Shop Front Festival in Coventry in 2018.

Orit is currently artistic director of Imagineer’s Bridge project 2018-21 and artistic associate for Bloomsbury Festival, inviting academics, artists and residents to explore creative project ideas together.

Orit is an advocate for outdoor arts, circus and the role of artists and the arts in communities and society; and a friend to outdoor arts in Ireland.

How to register

Please confirm your interest by registering via Eventbrite→

Deadline for registrations is Thursday 8 April at 5pm.