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ISACS Member - Spraoi St Patrick's Parade 2017 | Photographer Graham Cullen

Company Administrator Wanted

Would you like to share this amazing office view with us? 
Join ISACS as our new Company Administrator!

The role of Company Administrator is a new position in the company and an opportunity for the position holder to contribute strongly to the development of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland and internationally.

This is a part time role at 20 hours per week in a busy membership organisation, and we are seeking a dynamic individual who is keen to work within a fast growing network.

If you would like to work as part of a small and mutually supportive team, APPLY HERE by January 31st, 2020!

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ISACS Wexford headquarters !

Have you seen the ISACS headquarters in the beautiful reconstructed Spawell Centre in Wexford town?

This building has had many functions over the years, most recently as the County Hall for Wexford County Council and now it hosts a variety of organisations including Wexford Local Development, the Cornmarket Project and us ! 

We are most grateful to Wexford County Council for hosting the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network in this beautiful location! We love it!
So come to Wexford, pay us a visit, you are all very welcome, in fact there is a hot desk here just for you laughing

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Insurance update and report | November 2019

INSURANCE REFORM

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network have been advocating for Insurance Reform for this sector for over three years. Insurance has long been an issue for artists, but it really came to a head in 2017 when the UK underwriters started to withdraw from trading in Ireland, leaving only one provider for the teaching of aerial skills. Subsequently the costs for same went up by five times in less than a year, even with no claims. That underwriter (Lloyds) has since withdrawn, leaving not a single provider for the teaching of circus skills, in particular aerial, or anything which is off the ground by more than 1.5 metres in Ireland.
This leaves many artists and organisations at risk of two things:
  • Operating without insurance
  • Closing down
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A 6 month long L.E.A.P.

The last L.E.A.P. programme addition of 2019 is Augustina Vasile. She will be assisting the team in the following 6 months (until May 2020) with communication and event planning activities while also learning new skills in managing an artists’ network and advocating for street arts and circus.
ISACS started the L.E.A.P. programme in 2017. This programme is a part of the professional training programme that offers future arts leaders experience in research, communications and event coordination. L.E.A.P. means Learn, Experience, Achieve, and Prepare and by the means of the learning-by-doing approach participants receive real-world experience working in an arts organisation. 

Here is a small testimonial from Augustina which will help you get to know her before meeting her in person in ISACS’ next events.
  
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ISACS at National Circus Festival of Ireland 2019

Thank you to National Circus Festival of Ireland for welcoming us so warmly ! We were absolutely delighted to take part in this event.

This year, for#DELVE19,
Elysia Mc Mullen and Deirdre Griffin experienced for the first time NCFI at Tralee. 
For these new ISACS members, this was a great opportunity to seek inspiration and make new contacts.
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Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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