The ISACS Network was delighted to welcome our members and art form practitioners, organisations, and institutions to our Explore event at Dance Ireland, Dublin on May 9th 2023.

We had an exceptional line up of guest speakers, including Director of The Arts Council of Ireland – Maureen Kennelly; Co- Artistic Director of LUXE – Mark Hill; Head of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle – Laura Ivers; and Director of Irish Theatre Institute – Niamh O’ Donnell.

The highlight of the event was being taken on an immersive journey by Mark Hill and Mandy Blinco of LUXE into their world of landscape and processionary art. Discovering their story and where they have drawn inspiration from across the globe, making art that connects, shifts and moves through form, vision and space – a literal history which took us through five decades of evolution around the concepts of art, place and people.

In addition a detailed summary of all the many activities and work that ISACS undertook in 2022 and what we are doing for 2023 was given, with a series of snappy artists’ contributions from: Jude O’NeillPolina ShapkinaNora Kelly LesterHannah ScullyAshton, Mike Leahy & Andrew Loretto.

At the AGM Aisling ní Cheallaigh was elected as the new Board Member→. Welcome Aisling, looking forward to working with you.

Read our 2022 Annual report here→