The ISACS Network are delighted to be rolling out a new project analysing and mapping ways to develop Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in the Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle sector. Supported through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Capacity Building Support Scheme we are partnering with lead Strategically funded organisations for these artforms – Waterford Spraoi, Macnas, Galway Community Circus and the Irish Aerial Creation Centre.

Led and facilitated by Noeleen Hartigan, the project aims to look at the reach and diversity of these collective artforms and to tell a social story, while at the same time identifying ways and means for development creating an opportunity to learn and improve. Noeleen is recognised as a leader in human rights, strategy and the intersect between creativity and social change and we are so pleased to be supported to work with her again.

The involved parties will participate in a series of workshops, events, and data-gathering activities that will allow us to analyse existing practices and identify gaps to propose a roadmap for a more inclusive and accessible sector. We will be taking a special look at arts and disability and are excited to be working with Arts and Disability Ireland along with Claire Teasdale and Alan James Burns for a focus session on this area.

Lets get started!!