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

DELVE19: Meet the NCFI DELVErs

Congrats to ISACS members Elysia McMullen and Deirdre Griffin !

They have both been selected to take part in our DELVE programme at National Circus Festival of Ireland this November! For the fourth year in a row, our DELVErs will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists and programmers at a selection of events specially selected by our festival partner and share their experiences and learning’s with you. 

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SEE HERE: Meet Tia Jorda & Rafal Sadownik at NCFI Tralee

ISACS are delighted to partner with Culture Ireland to bring International Programmers to attend and meet with ISACS artists at the National Circus Festival of Ireland, Tralee next week-end.
So come along and meet with Tià Jorda of Circaire, Mallorca and Rafał Sadownik of Carnaval Sztukmistrzow.

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Another L.E.A.P. Forward !

Clara SIMON

November – December 2019

"I come from Nantes (France), and I am currently doing an International management degree at ENC (Ecole Nantaise de Commerce). Part of this course includes a 7 week internship, which I am happy to complete with the ISACS Network.  While here I will be learning all about communication and event management."


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ISACS is Growing!!


We are delighted to announce the expansion of our team with the appointment of Kate Lynch as Company Administrator.

Kate’s role is a vital one which will ensure the continued growth and development of the Network. Kate will oversee the administration of the office, the financial management and the implementation of policies and procedures. You are so very welcome Kate!!

Kate is a Wexford woman originally, who spread her wings to Australia where she has lived and worked since 2010.

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Coolcatts Halloween Festival in partnership with Sorcas Garman

Sorcas-Garman

Date: Thursday 31st October      Time: 5pm        Where: Coolcotts Youth Centre

Sorcas Garman is a new initiative bringing Social and Youth Circus practice to Wexford. The project was developed in partnership with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, Core Creations, FDYS, Wexford County Council, Wexford Arts Centre and Local Link Wexford.

Wexford Local Development have been the main stakeholder in this project throughout 2019, which has provided new and exciting ways to engage young people in creative and physical activity.

The group of young people, who are part of the FDYS Youth Project, have met every Tuesday afternoon at Wexford Arts Centre since February. There they have learned many skills such as juggling, stilt-walking, basic acrobatics, hula hoop and many more. These skills promote team building, develop self-esteem, encourage safe risk-taking and increase trust and responsibility.

Some of the feedback from the participants include:

‘Sorcas Garman is where I come to clear my mind’ (age 15)

‘Sorcas Garman is a creative outlet for me and is a great way to meet up with friends.’ (age 13)

‘It is a way to learn multiple skills and a way to convey emotions and stuff.’ (age 12)

‘Makes me feel energetic and welcomed in a group.’ (age 13)                                                                                                                   

Throughout the project the young people have worked with a  wide range of artists from different practices developing new ideas and ways of working and thinking. Sorcas Garman wants to thank each and every one of these artists for all their energy, enthusiasm and contributions.

There has been a notable increase in confidence levels and ownership of the workshop's and the skills learned and mastered. The young people have developed life-long skills and true friendships have been formed. Also the input from the youth-workers, Wexford Arts Centre Staff and Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, has contributed to the overall feeling of solidarity and security within the group.’ said Enda Moran of Core Creations – director of Sorcas Garman.

The social impact of engaging in creative and physical activities has been noted by the FDYS team also:

‘FDYS are delighted to be part of this exciting programme, over the weeks we have watched young people grow in confidence as they learn a variety of circus skills. We are very excited to have Sorcas Garman lead this year’s Coolcatts Halloween Fest where young people will showcase the various skills they have learned over the past few months’ said Eimear McMahon FDYS youth worker

The project is now coming to the end of this the first phase and invites you all to come and see their work as part of the annual Coolcatts Halloween Festival on 31st October from 5pm in Coolcotts, Wexford. A massive thanks was extended to all the partners for their commitment and support: Wexford Local Development, FDYS, Wexford Arts Centre, Local Link Wexford, Wexford County Council, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network and Core Creations, without whom this project would not have been possible.

If you would like to support this project going forward, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Debbie Roche/Eimear McMahon | Youth Workers with FDYS | www.fdys.ie

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#DELVE 19 - National Circus Festival Ireland

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Our next D.E.L.V.E. takes place at the National Circus Festival of Ireland from 15 – 17th November 2019! 

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) are thrilled to announce we have partnered with NCFI yet again to bring you our special DELVE programme for 2019 with an opportunity for two DELVE participants to attend.

Participants will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists and their fellow ISACS member 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!

The closing date for this programme is Tuesday 29th October at 12 noon

Check out DELVE application requirements 2019.


It has broadened my eyes in terms of the types of performance styles and levels that our country has to offer. I would firmly recommend the DELVE programme to other ISACS members in the future.

Danielle Reck - full feedback

You will make so many connections that will help you discover more about what you want to do. And not only that you will make genuine friendships. It is completely nourishing for anyone who wants to delve into their discipline more with a professional outlook.


Nicola Moran - full feedback

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DELVE19: Meet the Spraoi Delvers!

Congrats to our members Sarah Kinneen - Flowlita and Fiona Hession – Galway Community Circus.


They have been selected to take part in our DELVE programme at Waterford Spraoi this August! For the fourth year in a row, our DELVErs will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists and programmers at a selection of events specially selected by our festival partner and share their experiences and learning’s with you. 

Keep an eye on the hashtags #DELVE19 and #Spraoi2019.

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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On the Road: Open Forum | in partnership with Outdoor Arts UK & Spraoi

Date: Sunday 4th August 2019

Time: 10 – 11.30am

Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre, 22A O’Connell Street, Waterford, X91 DX57





This year’s theme for our very popular open forum is:

‘Feeding Creativity’ 

How can creativity be supported? What kinds of things does creativity need to flourish? Where does inspiration/motivation come from? What makes you feel creative?

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PITCH- ISACS Artists to present at Spraoi

PITCH has been designed in partnership with Culture Ireland to give an opportunity to emerging ISACS artists to present their idea in a professional environment. The chosen artists will be supported and trained in how to present their idea formally to an audience of programmers and bookers.

Date: Saturday 3rd August

Time: 10.30 – 11.30

Location: A Little Room, GarterLane, O’Connell Street, Waterford

Please email Lucy info@isacs.ie to attend same.

 

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ISACS to bring International delegates to Spraoi



ISACS are delighted to partner with Culture Ireland once again on inviting a wide delegation of International programmers to join us at Spraoi, Waterford, on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of August.

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FiraTàrrega- Call for Participation










If you have a project in the process of creation for which you are looking for a co-production or you have a newly-produced show that you need to find your distribution circuit, you can now present it in the framework of the professional activities of FiraTàrrega.

This call is to select up to 20 proposals, which will be presented publicly in a pitching session in the framework of professional activities organised in La Llotja, during the next edition of FiraTàrrega (Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September).
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Sorcas Gorman 2019

Core Creations are the lead facilitators for Sorcas Garman’  is a brand new Social Circus project facilitated by Core Creations and developed in partnership with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, FDYS, Wexford Arts Centre and Local Links.

 This new initiative came about with the financial support of Wexford Local Development, as a way to engage young people in creative and physical activity.

 The group meet at Wexford Arts Centre once a week and learn many skills such as juggling, stilt-walking, basic acro, hula hoop and many more.

 ‘We want to support young people to have the tools to grow a community. Social circus gives them those tools through expression, co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and joy. This all means good things for local development, it means good things for the atmosphere and environment of a place, it means good things for the culture of a place and it ultimately means good things for a community. Positive societies, proactive societies and constructive caring societies breed happiness and happiness breeds everything else.’ said Enda Moran, lead facilitator with Core Creations.

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DELVE19 at Spraoi Festival | Open for applications!



Our next D.E.L.V.E. takes place at Spraoi Festival from 2nd to 4th August 2019! 

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) are thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Spraoi Festival to bring you our special DELVE programme for 2019 with an opportunity for two DELVE participants to attend.

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DELVE19: Meet the Irish Aerial Dance Festival Delvers!

Congrats to our members Ciara Moloughney and Vicky Lennie.
They have been selected to take part in our DELVE programme at Irish Aerial Dance Festival this June! 
For the fourth year in a row, our DELVErs will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists at a selection of events specially selected by our festival partner and share their experiences and learning’s with you. 

Keep an eye on the hashtags #DELVE19 and #IADF19.

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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Fresh Street#3 - Programme Foreword: President of Ireland

 
As President of Ireland it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to FRESH STREET#3.

Over the coming days, this important international seminar will bring together artists, programmers, researchers, pedagogues, journalists and policymakers from all over the globe, in celebration of street arts, in all their variety.

Surely this is a time when we need to celebrate the public world, public spaces, and public performance. A privatised world is a lesser world.

The people of Ireland take great pride in their arts and culture, and ours is a society where the work of the imagination is valued by members of the public and where the fruits of the imagination are appreciated and enjoyed. As a people, we are acutely aware of our cultural heritage, which is the bedrock of our identity, connecting us to our shared past and pointing the way to our future full of possibilities.

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DELVE19 at Irish Aerial Dance Festival | Open for applications!


This years D.E.L.V.E. takes place at Irish Aerial Dance Festival
from 24th to 30th June 2019! 
See the schedule for this Festival !


The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) are thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Irish Aerial Dance Festival to bring you our special DELVE programme for 2019 with an opportunity for two DELVE participants to attend:


- Classes - Monday 24th to Friday - 28th June - at 9:00am to 8:15pm
- Show #1 Double Bill - Tandem & Caged - 28th June at 8:00pm 
- Pick ‘n’ Mix Classes - The Aura & Trinity Hall - 29th June at 10:00am to 6:15pm
- Launch of 10 years of IADF Show - An Grianán Theatre - 29th June at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Social night with food - McGettigans Hotel29th June at 9:00pm 

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L.E.A.P trainees in 2019



As part of the professional training programme L.E.A.P. (Learn, Experience, Achieve, Prepare) of
 the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, we are delighted to welcome two new trainees for 2019:  Marie Semichon, Sara Galleti and Cyrille Roussial.

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ISACS present at the Arts Council Festival Information Clinic in Cork

Lucy Medlycott


Karl Wallace
, Head of Festivals at the Arts Council
invited ISACS Director Lucy Medlycott to present at the Festival Information Clinic session, which took place in Cork on the 26th April at the Everyman Theater. As one of the guest speakers, she shared insights and tips about the value and importance of presenting art in the public space and how these art forms are rooted in public engagement, reaction and transformation.

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News about the ISACS Annual General Meeting 2019

Workshop during ISACS AGM 2019
Many thanks to those who attended ISACS AGM on Tuesday 30th April at Dance Ireland, Dublin, and contributed to the organisation's future by voting at our Board elections. We especially want to thank our outgoing directors Noeline Kavanagh and Aidan Phelan for all their time and contributions to the board of ISACS. 
We are delighted to introduce our three new members to the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network board!

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DELVE19: Meet the Dublin Dance Festival Delvers!

Liz Roche Company, I THOU, 2019 © Clare Keogh


Congrats to our members Molly Dowling and Shane Holohan.
They have been selected to take part in our DELVE programme at Dublin Dance Festival this May! 
For the fourth year in a row, our DELVErs will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists at a selection of events specially selected by our festival partner and share their experiences and learning’s with you. 

Keep an eye on the hashtags #DELVE19 and #DDF2019 in this weekend and next week. 

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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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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