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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).

Who are the DELVErs?

Discover the DELVErs and what they expect from the Spraoi programme


Sarah Kinneen | ISACS Profile

Sarah is a mover and maker based in Wexford. With a background in contemporary dance, Sarah first picked up a hula hoop two years ago and realised that fusing both dance and hoop together allowed her to explore movement in a new and exciting way. And so she stumbled upon the wonderful world of circus, and the passion has only grown since then. Recently she has been obsessively training handbalances and her greatest love is slackline. She is constantly searching, with great curiosity, for new disciplines to challenge herself and to satisfy her passion for movement. She hopes in the next year she can take to the air and begin training aerial silks.


Sarah has just begun to dip her toes into the performing scene, and she believes that being involved in DELVE 19 at Spraoi festival will be a great opportunity to see the behind the scenes of the festival, to build connections and discuss artistic advice with other artists and performers, as well as gaining inspiration for creating new work.

Fiona Hession | ISACS Profile

Fiona Hession is a Visual Artist/ Arts Manager based in Galway. She is currently the General Manager at Galway Galway Community Circus. Fiona was previously the producer of TULCA Festival of Visual Art and Operations Manager for Cuirt International Literature Festival.  Fiona also co-founded the Red Bird Youth Collective in association with the Galway Arts Centre in 2010. She is a multi-disciplinarily practicing visual artist and holds an MA in Arts Policies and Practices from NUI Galway and a BA (hons) in Fine Art (Sculpture) from GMIT School of Art and Design in Galway.


DELVE is a GO-SEE professional development programme supported by Arts Council Ireland, launched in 2016, to support ISACS members to get out, see and learn about street, circus and performance arts happening all around Ireland. 

The programme involves going to various festivals, seeing and observing work from the street, circus and spectacle sectors, meeting the artists, the crew and discovering new ideas, inspiration and delving into these art forms with fresh eyes! 

The aim of DELVE is to encourage dialogue and discussion around a variety of arts forms in Ireland, and to offer critical discussion and analysis and dynamic practices. Participants are encouraged to submit feedback from the events which can be read on our the DELVE page of our website

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