In recent years, ISACS, supported by Culture Ireland, has diligently worked to foster meaningful professional relationships between Irish street, circus, and spectacle artists and international festivals.

We do so through Culture Ireland’s See Here Programme – extending invitations to European festival programmers, artistic directors, and arts producers to participate in key events within our sector in Ireland.

In 2023, we welcomed Kathrin Bahr, the Artistic Co-Director of the tête-à-tête festival in Germany, to the Spraoi International Street Arts Festival. Her participation in the ISACS Pro Programme led to the inclusion of three ISACS artists—Fanzini Productions,  Bill and Fred Productions, and Snatch Circus—in this year’s tête-à-tête festival. This thrilling collaboration is part of Zeitgeist Ireland 24, an initiative of Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Germany.

We are thrilled to have contributed to bringing Irish artists to German audiences and to have played an active role in laying the groundwork for this exciting focus on Irish street arts, circus, and spectacle artists. Stay tuned for more Focus Ireland happening across Europe.