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

Áras Éanna Artists in Residence to perform at FRESH STREET#3


The ISACS Network is delighted to present Kate Boschetti and Liam Wilson, a new duo in juggling and street performance, as the selected artists in residence at FRESH STREET#3, the International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts. This four-week residency provides a unique opportunity to create site-responsive work on the island of Inis Oírr in synergy with its people and distinctive natural setting. The residency is offered by the Áras Éanna Arts Centre with the support of the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle NetworK (ISACS) in partnership with Circostrada and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.

The Áras Éanna Artist in Residency programme provides the space and environment for artists to develop, produce and reflect on their work in the beautiful wild surrounds of Inis Oírr island. The Centre provides a hub for artists to gather and present work with the people of the island in support of indigenous craft, culture, story-telling and expression.

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2018 RoundUp - ISACS Network Year in review!

From talking at major international conferences, hosting national and international talks, welcoming our biggest delegation of international programmers to Ireland, supporting and bringing artists to a dozen of renowned national and international events, creating new international exchanges, to running a large scale outdoor arts audience survey and joining a national campaign for insurance reform; 2018 was banner year for the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network!

Let's look back at ISACS Network highlights and achievements!

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Circus and Opera by Charlotte Mooney - Ockham’s Razor Artistic Director

Circus and Opera Charlotte Mooney Ockhams razor

2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Modern Circus as we know it today, a birthday widely celebrated in UK and Ireland as Circus250. Since 1768, this art form has been constantly shifting, changing and re-imagining itself, taking its audiences on new adventures and all the while pushing the boundaries of risk and human endeavor. Let’s look at the extraordinary journey of the art form of Circus and most particularly focus on how Circus sometimes flirts with other art forms such as Opera. Ockham's Razor artistic director Charlotte Mooney, was one of the four guest speakers to join us at our recent Circus250 Focus in Wexford Arts Centre during the Wexford Opera Festival. She talked about 'Circus and Opera' and depicted some of the stunning shows she has been part of. Enjoy the read!

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Meet Alonso Lobato Jimenez, FRESH STREET#3 Coordinator


We are thrilled to welcome Alonso Lobato Jimenez in the ISACS Network team in the new part-time role of FRESH STREET#3 Co-ordinator from 1st December 2018 - June 2019He will be reinforcing the current ISACS team CEO Lucy Medlycott and Communications Officer Charlotte Haffner, ahead of the third edition of the International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts in May 2019, hosted by ISACS Network in partnership with the European Network for Street Arts and Circus CircostradaGalway 2020- European Capital of Culture and the National University of Ireland in Galway NUI Galway. Alonso will be working with us to prepare and plan for the International Conference FRESH STREET#3, which will have a high impact on the development of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland and internationally and to contribute to our fast-growing and thriving organisation with a strong vision for the years ahead.

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Youth Circus organisations across Ireland - An overview 2017-2018

Irish youth circus inforgaphic study

Discover the variety of organisations running youth and social  circus in Ireland across an infographic study. In 2017-2018, the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network interviewed seventeen organisations running youth circus activities in Ireland and Northern Ireland to map and build a national overview of youth circus activities in the country. The other aim of the study was to identify the sector's needs ahead of future Irish Youth Circus Focus and events. 

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Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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