Our three NEST artists Will Flanagan, Maria Corcoran and Angelica Santander did an amazing job bringing magic to the streets of Waterford City through their walk-about acts.

We want to extend a massive thank you to the three artists; Will, Maria and Angelica, as well as their mentor Con Horgan of Fanzini Productions, and to everyone in the Spraoi team for finding a way to adapt through this difficult time, continuing the encouragement and development of these artists.

The programme was very helpful, especially within the context of this year. It was great to reconnect with other performers and have the opportunity to bounce ideas around and get exposure to their approaches to making work. I’ve learnt a lot about the character I want to explore.Will Flanagan

The experience was absolutely magical! During the week residency in Spraoi Studios, I had the opportunity to work surrounded by a great family of artists. Our mentor Con, had a great open disposition that created a very positive atmosphere to work with. It was truly a pleasure to be in such a great place to develop my walkabout act.

Angelica Santander

I really enjoyed it and feel like I learned a lot about street arts. It felt like I got plugged into a great place for sharing the love of this artform and I feel empowered. It was a great opportunity to think specifically about walkabout and I loved that it was the focus this year. It was an incredible opportunity and I am so grateful for it! Maria Corcoran

Further Information:

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