We recently had the pleasure of hosting PITCH, a mentoring programme co-created with Culture Ireland, designed to help develop artists skills in delivering professional pitches about their work to programmers, presenters and stakeholders.

Our six PITCH artists; Tumble Circus, Turas Theatre Collective, Seve Feathers, Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Grant Goldie and Cikada Circus who all worked so hard bringing their work back to the streets.  So it was a pleasure to present their work formally to a live – physical and digital audience of Festival Programmers, Bookers, Collaborators and peers.

We wish to extend special thanks to Ciaran Walsh and Culture Ireland for their ongoing support of the work of ISACS in promoting Irish artists internationally, in particular through this programme. To Arts Council Ireland for investing in the development of these artforms and in the work of ISACS on so many levels, to Garter Lane Arts Centre for their wonderful venue and brilliant tech team, and finally to Spraoi for hosting us and for putting together such a brave festival in the face of such adversity.

Support from Culture Ireland

Culture Ireland, in partnership with ISACS, was delighted to present these artists and their work to national and international programmers and presenters. Culture Ireland’s ongoing mission, to support Irish artists and create opportunities for them internationally, has never been more important, as we start to emerge back into the world after 18 months of global travel restrictions. Based on previous editions, the successful outcomes from pitching opportunities lead to the creation of new connections, new audiences and the ongoing development of longstanding partnerships; Culture Ireland is delighted to be part of these successes. We will continue working with artists, programmers and presenters in a blended world of online and in person events and we wish all the artists who took part in this pitching initiative every success in the future.  Valerie Behan, Culture Ireland

Showcase Booklet

You can download and share the accompanying ISACS Artists Showcase Booklet which has all the links to all the artists video’s, media, contact details as well as tech info on each show.

PITCH Video Recording

In case you missed it, a recording of PITCH 2021 is available to watch below.



Support available for international programmers interested in presenting Irish artists through Culture Ireland.

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