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

Síolta to take part in C.In.E Sineu Irish residency 2018

We are thrilled to announce the Irish company recipient of the 2018 two weeks residency in the Balearic Islands, offered by the Performing Arts Research Centre – Centre d’Investigacio Escenica (C.In.E) Sineu, Irish Aerial Creation Centre (IACC), and Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) from 15th – 30th October 2018.

The successful applicant is Síolta Collective, a new Irish Circus collective consisting of six ISACS members who came together with a mutual vision to create a high-level ground-based circus show, directed by Paddy Waters: 
Jacob Anderson (Ire) - Acrobat & juggling, Aoife Raleigh (Ire) - Strong woman & acrobat, Tony Mahon (Ire) - Juggler & acrobat, Gracie Marshall (Ire) - Hula hoop & acrobat, Henrik Gard (Swe) - Acrobat, and Ali Stanger (UK) - Acrobat & handbalance.

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Delve18: application open for National Circus Festival of Ireland

ISACS Network is delighted to announce that our last DELVE programme of the year will run in partnership with the National Circus Festival Ireland, Tralee Co Kerry. The National Circus Festival Ireland is Ireland's first dedicated circus festival and attracts circus enthusiasts and artists from all over the country. This years' four-day programme will feature a wide range of national and international acts, emerging works, workshops, training, seminars, networking and family-focused events. We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend the festival to two of our members.

Participants will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists and their fellow ISACS member by attending the events free of charge and will be encouraged to share their experiences and learning’s submitting their feedback on the DELVE page of our website, sharing it on social media and any relevant online platforms using the hashtag #delve18.

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Culture Night 2018: everything Circus and Street Arts

Culture is Catching! Ireland's 13th Culture Night is less than a day away and the ever-growing list of events makes it difficult to choose what you to do and see on Friday! You could browse through the Culture Night website or you could listen to our advice! The ISACS' (Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network) team is pleased to present their selection of the best of street arts and circus events happening on Friday the 21st of September and beyond!

Theatre, vertical dance, clowns, circus, workshops, family-friendly events, exhibitions, festival kick off we have it all cover with ISACS members' events in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Cavan, Athy Kildare, Waterford, Wicklow, Wexford and Belfast.

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ISACS International work at Spraoi Festival 2018

Many thanks to Waterford Spraoi, Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland and Waterford County Council for their support in our international events at Spraoi Festival 2018. Thanks to their support we hosted a very well attended Street Talk focussing on Site Specific and Spectacle Productions in the Public Realm, on Sunday 5th August morning at Garter Lane Arts Centre.

We also brought eight international programmers to Spraoi, which strengthened our relationships with our European partners, planning for future collaborations and encouraging them to discover and meet Irish street and circus artists. During the three days of the festival, these programmers had the pleasure to visit the Spraoi studios, have one to one meetings with Irish artists and festival programmers and take part in our well attended international street talk.

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L.E.A.P.'ing into Autumn with ISACS Network

As the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) prepares for the autumn season, we have new L.E.A.P positions available. The L.E.A.P. Programme (Learn, Experience, Achieve, and Prepare) is a professional training, mentored by CEO Lucy Medlycott and Head of Communication Charlotte Haffner, providing experience for future arts leaders in research, communications and event coordination. Trainees receive real-world experience working in an arts organisation using the learning-by-doing approach.

Since 2017, we have provided training for nine young professionals from seven different countries.
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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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