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Meet Tumble Circus!

Meet Tumble Circus!

We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)!   Introducing Tumble Circus, a modern circus company, based in Belfast. Tumble Circus team has won international multiple awards for their work. They have toured throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Tumble...

Meet National Circus Festival of Ireland

Meet National Circus Festival of Ireland

We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! Introducing National Circus Festival of Ireland, one of the most exciting circus festival in Ireland, organised every year in Tralee, Kerry by Fanzini Production. The festival is an opportunity to see eye-popping international shows...

Meet Spraoi, Waterford!

Meet Spraoi, Waterford!

Photo:  Spraoi St Patrick's Parade 2014 We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! Introducing Spraoi, a well-established and renowned street theatre company from Waterford, perhaps best known for its annual Spraoi Festival and Parade held every August Bank Holiday weekend...

Meet Cork Circus Factory!

Meet Cork Circus Factory!

Picture: Pizzicu Piz | Interviewee: Cormac Mohally  We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! Introducing Circus Factory, Cork’s only dedicated circus training, creation and performance space. Circus Factory a member-led organisation run by a collective of professional and aspiring circus artist volunteers who strive to advance circus...

Meet Aisling Ní Cheallaigh!

Meet Aisling Ní Cheallaigh!

We have invited our members to tell us a little more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the exciting art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland (and further afield)! First up is the very talented Aisling Ni Cheallaigh who has worked and trained with fellow ISACS Members Fidget Feet, Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Ether Productions , Aerial Cirque and Taking Flight...

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ISACS supports and advocates for the development of Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle.
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  ISACS offer professional support, mentorship and development programmes for all our members.
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The Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network We are a collaborative network of people and organisations interested in the development of the Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle art forms for, with and by Irish artists. We represent over 70 member organisations and individuals across Ireland and beyond. We have a voluntary Board of Directors which are elected by the members in rotation at our Annual General Meeting. We aim to raise the profile, increase recognition and support the development of the sector by:
  • Information and resource sharing
  • Advocacy and Policy development
  • Training and Professional Support
  • National and International Networking

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Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network

Support, development and advocacy for Irish arts

ISACS speakers: Noeline Kavanagh, Lucy Medlycott, Con Horgan

 

Date: 24 - 25 - 26 May 2017
Time: 10:30 am – late
Time: All day.
Where: Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Tickets: Free entrance - within the limit of places available.

 

Registration deadline: May 10th, 2017

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After the first edition in 2015 in Barcelona & Tàrrega, which gathered more than 300 professionals from 30 different countries, FRESH STREET - International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts, is back in 2017 to open new perspectives, establish new contacts and celebrate street arts!

Organised by Circostrada Network and ARTCENA, in partnership with Imaginarius - International Street Theatre Festival, between May 24-26, 2017 in Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal), the second edition will bring together street arts players, artists, programmers, journalists, researchers and policy-makers for three days of stimulating exchanges, insightful debates and valuable networking.

The programme includes plenary sessions - to be inspired, overview sessions - to reflect on the current state of street arts in specific regions of the world as well as tailor sessions - to delve deeper into key thematic topics for today's artistic creations exploring the public space.

 

Registrations open until May 10th, 2017. Get on it!

 

 

Highlight: ISACS Irish representatives  

 

 

[Scroll down to IRISH REPRESENTATIVES HIGHLIGHT for full programme details].


Come along immerse yourself in FRESH STREET#2 Portugal before ISACS brings FRESH STREET#3 to Ireland in 2019, in partnership with Galway2020. 

FRESH STREET #2 Programme: From Innovation to Sustainability

A rich programme of valuable professional opportunities awaits you - including plenary sessions, overview sessions on street arts in specific regions, focused workshops and networking events - so as to tackle the keys issues for today's artistic creation in the public space.

 

The event will bring together than 50 speakers from 25 countries.

 3 Plenary Sessions | 1 Professional Marketplace | 3 Overview Sessions

 1 Welcome Party | 6 Focussed Discussions | 1 Open Space Session

 1 Professional Space | 1 festival and many artistic discoveries

 3 days to open new perspectives, establish new contacts and celebrate… STREET ARTS!

 

Besides, FRESH STREET#2 presents an opportunity to discover the local scene, see performances, connect with Portuguese street arts players and have a glimpse into an emerging field within the European panorama!


HIGHLIGHT TOPICS

 Good practices in public policies for public space: A statement or a question?

 A street of opportunities: Street arts as a transformative influence

 The global world: Copyrights and street arts

Innovation takes risks. Safety plans in street arts sector

 How to innovate? New models supporting the artistic creation for the public space

• Be inside: Participation programmes in street arts

 Breaking borders: International partnerships for the street arts sector

 Audience development: Are street arts able to rethink concepts?


FRESH STREET #2 ISACS IRISH REPRESENTATIVES HIGHLIGHT.

Don’t miss on ISACS speakers: Noeline Kavanagh, Lucy Medlycott, Con Horgan!

May 24th

Noeline Kavanagh ISACS

Artistic Director, Macnaskeynote speaker

WE ARE MORE THAN CELEBRATION, STREET ARTS CONNECT!

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May 25th

Lucy Medycott ISACS

 CEO, ISACS - Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network, speaker and curator

ART FOR PEOPLE, WITH PEOPLE OR BY PEOPLE?

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May 26th

Con Horgan ISACS

Artistic Director, Fanzini Productions, National Circus Festival of Irelandspeaker and curator

A STREET OF OPPORTUNITIES – STREET ARTS AS A TRANSFORMATIVE INFLUENCE

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FRESH STREET#2 is realised with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Santa Maria da Feira City Council, Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Portuguese Secretary of State of Tourism and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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Membership Benefits

Becoming a member of ISACS will help the sector to collectively advocate, develop policy and support the development of the future of the Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle art forms in Ireland.

Our members are individuals and organisations who actively support, create, participate and encourage the development of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle arts across Ireland.
  • Mentoring & professional support
  • Members profile & event listings on ISACS website
  • Invitations to national and international showcases and events
  • Members only professional development programs
  • Increased visibility through online media
  • Discounts for members on many schemes including insurance, accounting, graphic design, video
  • Access to listing of current national & international opportunities
  • Regular members-only newsletter
  • Members Only online and offline discussion groups
  • Members voting, AGM and Board of Directors candidacy rights

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Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie