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'Making Waves' - Critical Mass 2017 | ISAN Outdoor Arts Conference.


Last week two ISACS Members were invited to present their work at the ISAN UK Ideas summit Market Place, during ISAN’s Biannual conference Making Waves – Critical Mass 2017: Celebrating Success| Measuring Impact | Moving Forward | Making Mischief’.  This took place in Milton Keynes in partnership with The Stables a wonderful arts venue and Festive Road, an exciting creation centre, filled with fantastical giant creations inspired by our global culture. 

The two lucky companies were SevesFeathers aka Severine DeMaleingreau and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance represented by Juley Ann Collins, who wowed the audience with their dynamic ideas, charisma, and charm.

Watch Sevesfeathers' In the City Still - Slide Show.

Meanwhile, ISACS CEO – Lucy Medlycott was invited to present at the Ireland, Scotland, Wales Focus meeting, alongside colleagues – Sarah Jean Couzens of Articulation Scotland and Rosie Strang of Articulture Wales and chaired by the fabulous Alan Richardson.

Read all about the conference programme and Irish representatives: Join us at The National Outdoor Arts Conference 2017

Why should you join us next year?

What an incredible two days of inspiring talks, and discussion making fantastic connections and promoting Irish work. 

Thanks to ISACSFidget Feet Aerial Dance and SevesFeathers were chosen to represent the Irish sector, as well as being one of just 25 companies chosen to sell their performances and aerial training opportunities to venues, festivals, promoters and bookers as part of the ISAN Ideas Summit Market Place. This is the largest conference of its kind in the UK and Ireland and the ISAN membership has almost tripled in the past three years.

‘It is wonderful to be back at the ISAN conference again, among what I really see as our extended family’
said Lucy. ‘The level of support, understanding and encouragement between our sectors, in spite of others best efforts to disrupt, is extraordinary. Long may our continued partnerships, support and mutual respect continue.’
Lucy Medlycott - ISACS

'Such an inspirational and empowering gathering of free-thinkers, artists, makers, teachers, and performers. High-quality presenters and material all round. I highly recommend anyone interested in performing to attend this conference. I certainly will.'
Severine DeMaleingreau - SevesFeathers

'We see this as an opportunity to reconnect to the UK, a growing marketplace, to pursue professional opportunities, develop collaborative relationships and projects, and to network. Building these key relationships is vital for capacity building and growing the sector internationally. We were proud to be apart of this inspiring conference and thank ISACS again for their work and commitment to the sector.'
Juley-Ann Collins - Fidget Feet Aerial Dance

Many thanks to ISAN, The Stables and Festive Road for having us, with particular thanks to Angus MacKechnie, ISAN director, who was his usual outstanding host. We still can't believe he welcomed us onboard a giant elephant!

Thanks a million for the invitation and see you next year! 


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Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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