As the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) prepares for the autumn season, we have new L.E.A.P positions available. The L.E.A.P. Programme (Learn, Experience, Achieve, and Prepare) is a professional training, mentored by CEO Lucy Medlycott and Head of Communication Charlotte Haffner, providing experience for future arts leaders in research, communications and event coordination. Trainees receive real-world experience working in an arts organisation using the learning-by-doing approach.

Since 2017, we have provided training for nine young professionals from seven different countries.

Many thanks to Merve Yılmaz, our latest Communication and event management L.E.A.P. trainee, who did tremendous work assisting the team in its daily Communications and supporting our latest international events at Spraoi and FiraTarrega. This position is now available for a dynamic individual who would like to gain valuable experience and learn with one of Ireland's leading national arts advocacy organisations. Now, join us in giving a warm welcome to our latest Research and Information assistant Ana Camillo, from Brazil! 

Ana Camillo

ISACS Network new Research and Information assistant

I am Ana Camillo, currently a PhD candidate in Ethnochoreology and Festival Studies at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. I am passionate about all forms of Art, particularly Performing and Festive Arts, thus I aim to advance my career as interdisciplinary scholar and festival practitioner. As a LEAP trainee, I am looking forward to diving into the Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle business, at the same time learning from and contributing to it.

Check out our current map of L.E.A.P trainees and their feedback on the programme on our L.E.A.P professional development page.

If you are also interested in a three-month training with us, please read the role descriptions and dates for this hands-on opportunity:

Communication and Event Coordinator Assistant 
Research and Information Assistant

If you are interested in finding out more or participating in the L.E.A.P. Programme with ISACS, please email with a CV and a letter of motivation. 
Please note these are voluntary roles. Grant possibility for international applicants under Erasmus scheme.