The ISACS Network was delighted to be recognised by Fáilte Ireland for our work delivering FRESH STREET#3 – International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts. This initiative was presented in partnership with Circostrada and supported by Galway 2020 – the European Capital of Culture.

What was FRESH STREET#3?

Fresh Street took place from 22nd – 24th May 2019, in Galway City and Inis Oírr, in association with the Áras Éanna Arts Centre and the National University of Ireland, Galway. It focused on the theme “Place and Identity”, carefully explored through discussions, immersive walks and artistic presentations.

Learn everything there is to know below, enjoy the video, read the features and take a moment to celebrate this achievement with us!

FRESH STREET#3 – International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts | Enjoy the video

Imagining FRESH STREET – by Mary Paterson

This is an extract from the post-event report of FRESH STREET#3 –  an in-depth and poetic article reflecting the journey of this Irish edition, written by the writer Mary Paterson.

Mary, also a curator, attended the event and works between performance, literature, and visual art. Her ongoing projects include Something Other and The Department of Feminist Conversations.

Enjoy the full article! 

FRESH STREET#3 – Post Event Report by Circostrada

This report provides a comprehensive overview of this inspiring experience, designed around the theme of Place and Identity. This publication will give you a tangible sense of the state of artistic creation in the public space in Ireland and at international level, thanks to the testimonies of several players from the field.

Here is what you will find:

  • Thematic pieces reflecting the stakes of artistic creation in the public space, including a focus on artistic residencies
  • Interviews with artists and professionals working in the public space
  • Sharing of valuable experiences and projects dealing with creation in urban/rural environment
  • Reports on key issues discussed over the three days (among which, making connections, red tape, education, urban environment, etc.)

Click below to learn more.

Read all about FRESH STREET#3!


Press Review 2023 

Fáilte Ireland’s CARA Award 2023 

On November 22nd, 2023, Fáilte Ireland celebrated the outstanding contributions of 104 conference ambassadors, including renowned academics and industry leaders, at an award ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin.

“ISACS are beyond thrilled to receive this award out of the blue for the wonderful FRESH Street event, which we held in partnership with Circostrada and Galway 2020 back in May 2019,” said Lucy Medlycott.

“It feels particularly special to get this kind of recognition for an event whose significance was slightly eclipsed by the ensuing pandemic.”

Brian Rafferty, member of the ISACS Board of Directors, accompanied Lucy on the event night.

Click to learn more about the FICARA event.