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

FiraTarrega 2018 - Ireland is coming!

Following the partnership successes from previous years, the Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) will return to the international market for performing arts FiraTárrega, in Catalonia from the 6th-9th of September promoting our sector, artists, festivals and developing future projects growing a focus on Irish artists at an international level. We will be accompanied by a formidable Irish delegation of Irish circus and street artists, festival promoters and programmers, all thanks to the support of Culture IrelandInstitute Ramon Llull (London) and FiraTárrega.

Last year the Irish delegation presence led to strengthened relations between Ireland and Catalonia with an enrichment of Irish festival's programmes by the addition Spanish, Catalan and Balearic Islands acts in Carlow Arts Festival, Cork Midsummer and Spraoi but also to start the discussions about a residency programme between the Balearic Islands and Ireland.
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DELVE18: Meet the Spraoi DELVE participants!

Congrats to ISACS Network member Deirdre Griffin and Isabela Mello! They have been selected to take part in our #DELVE18 programme at Spraoi Festival this August! The two artists will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with artists, and programmers at a selection of street arts and networking events and share their experiences and learnings with you. 

Keep an eye for the hashtags #DELVE18 and #Spraoi on the August Bank Holiday weekend 3th-5th. 
We will be retweeting and reposting what’s happening live at the events on: 
- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork), 
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland), 
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland).
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ISACS to host an international 'Street Talk' at Spraoi 2018

Join the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) for our Brunch Roundtable 'Street Talk' focussing on Site Specific and Spectacle Productions in the Public Realm, on Sunday 5th August at 10:30 am - 12 pm at Garter Lane Arts Centreas part of Spraoi Festival 2018!

We are delighted this year to host six programmers, mentors and international professionals as special guests brought to the festival by ISACS with support from Culture Ireland. We will also be joined by a range of representatives from our national scene including Irish programmers and policymakers.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to chat, meet and network the legs off yourself in this congenial setting. And don't forget to take part in the conversation on social media; follow the hashtag #ISACSTalks.

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NEST18: New Emerging Street Talents to present at Spraoi 2018!

We are delighted to announce and welcome the N.E.S.T. companies for 2018: Woven Circus Collective and Turas Theatre Collective. They will be presenting their work in progress at Spraoi Festival this August.

The professional development programme N.E.S.T: New Emerging Street Talent has come about through an innovative partnership between ISACS and Spraoi Waterford with mentorship by Simon Thompson, from Clown Noir. N.E.S.T is a mentoring initiative offering new emerging street artists the opportunity to develop new work and present it to a public audience in a nurturing environment. It heightens the artists profile among programmers, national and international, and provides ongoing mentoring, support and guidance. Now in its third year, artists who have premiered new work under the N.E.S.T. umbrella have toured their shows nationally and internationally. Two of the 2017 ISACS artists Tom Campbell and Severine De Maleingreau secured artistic residencies this summer with European festivals in Netherlands and Italy.
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Meet our latest L.E.A.P. Trainee!

Merve LEAP trainee
Introducing our new L.E.A.P. trainee! Merve Yılmaz is the sixth inductee taking part in our L.E.A.P. programme this year. She will be assisting the team and learning new skills in Communications and Event Coordination from June-September 2018.
The ISACS L.E.A.P. programme began in 2017 and is a part of our professional training programme that provides experience for future arts leaders in research, communications and event coordination. L.E.A.P. stands for Learn, Experience, Achieve, and Prepare and trainees receive real-world experience working in an arts organisation using the learning-by-doing approach. 

Get to know Merve, before meeting her on the field at Spraoi Festival 2018 this August!
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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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