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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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DELVE19 at Dublin Dance Festival | Open for applications!



This years D.E.L.V.E. takes place at Dublin Dance Festival from the 1st to 19th of May 2019!


The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) are thrilled to announce we have partnered with the Dublin Dance Festival for the fourth year in a row to bring you our special DELVE programme for 2019 with an opportunity for two DELVE participants to attend:
- Roberto Castello at Project Arts centre8th May at 7:30pm

- Liz Roche I/ Thou at Beckett theatre – 9th May at 7:30pm
- Fast Track to Dance Programme - 10th (6pm – 9pm), 11th (11am – 9pm), 12nd May (10:30am – 5pm)
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Delve into Irish Festivals with the D.E.L.V.E Programme 2019!

Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) is thrilled to announce the return of their GO-SEE professional development programme D.E.L.V.E in 2019. This year we have partnered up with the Dublin Dance Festival (May), Irish Aerial Dance Festival (June), Waterford Spraoi (August) and National Circus Festival of Ireland (November) so far, to offer ISACS artists the opportunity to delve into Irish Festivals!

Participants will Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage with the artists and fellow ISACS members experiencing a selection of shows and discussions in the festival's programmes 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 anyway they like!
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N.E.S.T. Shout-Out: Open Call to New Emerging Street Talent 2019!



Spraoi International Street Arts Festival
in partnership with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network  (ISACS) created the N.E.S.T. programme to assist street performance artists enhance an existing work-in-progress via mentoring and showcasing during the Spraoi Festival. N.E.S.T. creates supportive frameworks for participating artists, access to International festival directors and opportunities to perform and attend residencies in other countries.

To participate in N.E.S.T 2019 Spraoi and ISACS invite interested artists to submit an expression of interest. This year’s programme will nurture street artists with a dance orientated work-in-progress OR dancers with a work-in-progress and a desire to perform in street settings.

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ISACS BOARD NOMINATIONS

There are two seats available for appointment at the upcoming ISACS AGM 2019.

The following two nominations have been received. We will seek the ratification of these two candidates at the AGM, to officially welcome them to the Board of ISACS.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing directors Aidan Phelan, Chair, and Noeline Kavanagh, for all their time and contributions to the board of ISACS.

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FRESH STREET #3 | ARTISTIC PROGRAMME












The International Seminar for the development of Street Arts | FRESH STREET#3 presents a diverse and imaginative artistic programme.

In January 2019, the ISACS Network in partnership with Galway 2020 launched an open call for artistic presentations in response to the theme ‘Place and Identity’ for this years FRESH STREET#3, being held in Galway.

Over 120 applications from all over the world were received. A massive thanks is extended towards the dedicated selection panel of Ciaran Walsh – Culture Ireland, Tanja Ruiter – Circostrada & HH Producties and Craig Flaherty of Galway 2020 who trawled through each application in detail.

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Sorcas Garman | A Social Circus Project for Wexford

Sorcas Garman is a brand new Social Circus project developed in partnership with the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network, Core Creations, 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.              

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New Year, New us!

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Happy New Year 2019 from all of us at Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network! We hope 2018 brought joy to your life and success to your professional career. For ISACS Network, 2018 was the busiest year up to date! Please look back at the highlights of our year in our 2018 Roundup. We would like to thanks all our staffmembersfunders and partners, and trainees for making it happen.

We're delighted to announce that the ISACS Network has secured funding under Arts Council of Ireland's strategic funding scheme and we're currently finalising another jammed packed annual programme for 2019! We are looking forward to focussing on Street Arts in 2019, after a fabulous year celebrating 250 years of Circus. Discover some of our plans in 2019!


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

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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!

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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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Meet Alonso Lobato Jimenez, FRESH STREET#3 Coordinator

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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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Circostrada General Meeting at Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, in France

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We’ll be heading to France from Wednesday 5th-Friday 9th of December for the last Circostrada Network [European Network for Circus and Street Arts] General Meeting of the year, co-organised by Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeufin partnership with Atelier 231 and CircusNextCircostrada Network advocates and lobbies for our collective artforms at European level. Over 30 different countries are represented in the network and over 100 different members ranging across art forms, roles and functions.

Photo: © Ville d'Elbeuf_L

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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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