Date: 22nd - 23rd -24th May 2019
Where: Galway, Ireland
Registrations: will open in Spring 2019.
Circostrada and ARTCENA, in partnership with ISACS – Irish Street Arts and Spectacle Network – are delighted to invite you to FRESH STREET#3 – International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts. This flagship event of Circostrada will bring together professional artists, programmers, researchers, pedagogues, journalists, and policymakers from all over Europe and beyond for a key focus on street arts.
Picture © Alex Allison & Richard McCurry, «Girafa» — Graphic design: Frédéric Schaffar.
This third edition will take place in the city of Galway, while preparations for Galway 2020 –European Capital of Culture will be in full swing! Exploring street arts as a tool for social, cultural, political and economic change, it will opt for an innovative conference model by inviting participants to connect with the local community and natural environment, building on an authentic encounter and a singular experience. On the agenda of this 3-day seminar: open panel discussions, workshops, professional exchanges,action-oriented activities, exploration of the local context including the Aran islands, artistic performances… and much more! Mark the dates in your calendar, ride the wave and embark on the FRESH STREET journey with us… We’ll be waiting for you on the west coast of Ireland!
Online pre-programme coming soon on www.circostrada.org
Registrations will open in Spring 2019
For more than 15 years, Circostrada has been working to develop and empower the fields of circus and street arts in Europe and beyond. It supports professionals and cultural stakeholders at large by boosting professional exchanges, collecting data, fostering training, knowledge sharing and promoting innovation in both sectors. With more than 100 members from over 35 countries, Circostrada acts as a bridge between all field players and EU policymakers, relaying their needs and advocating for greater means and more structured cultural policies. Circostrada is coordinated by ARTCENA – French National Centre for Circus Arts, Street Arts and Theatre, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the French Ministry of Culture.
Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network
The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network is a membership organisation which aims to support, develop and advocate on behalf of these collective art forms. Currently, there are more than 100 members from all across Ireland and beyond. ISACS are supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, Wexford County Council and the Community Foundation of Ireland.
Galway will be European Capital of Culture in 2020. One of the biggest cultural events in the world, winning the award presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Galway - for its people, its communities, its future. As a European Capital of Culture (ECOC) or region chosen by the EU, Galway will host a year-long programme of events that reflect the richness and diversity of culture in Europe. In 2020, Galway City and County will host hundreds of events throughout the year, with the aim of empowering communities to unite through culture, to create something amazing. A series of fun and inspiring events will take place in every corner of the city and county. The Galway 2020 programme encompasses all aspects of culture from art, sport, large-scale spectacle, food, digital, dance, theatre, circus, film, architecture and literature, to name but a few.
Event kindly supported by:
the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the French Ministry of Culture, ARTCENA – French National Centre for Circus Arts, Street Arts and Theatre, Galway2020 - European Captial of Culture; Arts Council of Ireland, NUI Galway - Galway National University of Ireland and Culture Ireland.