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.
- Weekend Ticket to the National Circus Festival Ireland. Includes access to all shows, seminars and training programmes
- 2 nights accommodation Friday 11th, Saturday 12th November.
SubsidisedTravel - up to €50.00
- Invitation to a 'networking dinner'.
This free ISACS training programme is a programme in partnership with
We will be retweeting and reposting what’s happening live at the events and the festival on:
- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork),
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland),
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland).
Keep an eye for our hashtags #DELVE18 and #CircusFestIreland on the weekend.
What do I have to do to be part of the Delve?
Suitable DELVE Applicants will be:
- ISACS Members
- Have never attended the National Circus Festival Before - First Timers!
- Must be available from Friday 9th November afternoon through to Sunday 11th November late afternoon.
- Have an interest in writing, blogging and critical discourse around Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle
In addition to being part of the full experience of the National Circus Festival we ask that the successful participants will agree to attend and participate in the following events as part of the DELVE programme:
Friday 9th, from 5:30pm - 10:30pm onwards
- Meeting & greeting with ISACS Network team
- BACCALÀ COMPANY PRESENT 'PSS PSS'
- FESTIVAL NIGHT-TIME PARADE – RUN AWAY WITH THE CIRCUS
- RED IN GREEN FIRE NIGHT
- 5×5 SHOWS at FESTIVAL CLUB: CIRCUS SIDESHOW (from
- ISACS Open Forum event ‘Share’ and 'Youth Circus Focus'
- CIRCUS SIAMSA (LATE SHOW)
- FESTIVAL PARADE & POST-PARADE DOUBLE BILL WITH 'SÍOLTA' AND 'SPIT'
Finally, a key part of being a DELVE participant is to provide post-event feedback in the form of a written piece that details your experience of the event.
Check out DELVE application full requirements 2018.
Is it you? Please apply by writing a few lines to firstname.lastname@example.org about why you would be a suitable participant: ie what your interests are and how you would benefit from the programme.
Deadline: Thursday 1st November 2018 midnight.
If you would like to become an ISACS member read all about member benefits and registration here (membership starts at just €30.00!)
Do you need convincing? Check out last years' DELVErs feedback!
Hannah Rogerson | Teatime Company - National Circus Festival Delver 2017
"Before the festival, I didn’t
"In 3 days my facebook is booming with new friends and, more
importantly, my corporeal self-made so many friends and connections."
"I know it has played a pivotal moment in my career."
"Would I recommend DELVE to others? Undoubtedly yes."
Read Hannah Rogerson delve 17 full Feedback
Catherine Bourne - National Circus Festival Delver 2017
"I found the Delve Programme hugely beneficial and cannot recommend it highly enough. It was a fantastic opportunity not only to meet incredibly talented, supportive individuals and
Read Catherine Bourne delve17 full Feedback