Since 2022, ISACS has been one of the Cruinniú na nÓg strategic partners delivering Circus Explored. In year one, through this nationwide initiative, ISACS delivered 5,000 juggling balls for every child in Ireland to learn how to juggle.

In 2023 with Circus Explored children all over Ireland could learn how to spin a plate using our youth-led plate spinning online tutorials. Over 4,000 spinning plates were distributed to every county in Ireland…and it still wasn’t enough!

Furthermore, we developed a series of cross-community events connecting young people from both sides of the border with members of youth/social circus organisations all over the island for creative collaboration.

In 2024 ISACS is delighted to announce that Circus Explored is back to broaden the reach of the Circus Explored all-island aspects, in line with Creative Ireland’s increased focus on Shared Island Initiatives, and with ISACS remit as a 32 county organisation.

This year we aim to use the physical creativity of circus to create deep and lasting cross-community cultural experiences for young people across our whole island.

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Circus Explored is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme in the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media as well as under the government’s Shared Island Initiative in the Department of the Taoiseach.

Led by the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network in association with Creative Ireland and in partnership withGalway Community Circus, Dublin Circus Project, Cloughjordan Circus Club and Circus Factory, Cork, In Your Space Circus Derry and Circusful Belfast.