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Last chance to join us at The National Outdoor Arts Conference 2017

It's your last chance to book for Making Waves: Critical Mass 2017, ISAN annual National Outdoor Arts Conference on Monday 27th -  Tuesday 28th of November. Join us at this essential meeting point for everyone involved in Outdoor Arts in the UK and Ireland, from artists, companies, technicians and producers to local authorities, agencies, venues and funding bodies.

ISACS are delighted to announce that Ireland will be represented by our CEO Lucy Medlycott at the outdoor arts Fringe Meetings, and Fidget Feet marketing manager Juley-Ann Collins, and Severine de Maleingrau of Sevesfeathers will be pitching at the Idea Summit MarketPlace.

The 2017 edition offers a wonderful programme of speakers, outdoor arts Fringe Meeting, Idea summit market, evening entertainment with outdoor arts shows and food and drinks.

Book now as bookings close tomorrow! View Full Programme of speakers

Please note that ISACS members can book their tickets at ISAN members rate by contacting info@isacs.ie.

Meet Irish representatives

Lucy Medlycott started off her career studying Fine Art Sculpture in Limerick School of Art and Design in Limerick before funding Bui Bolg Outdoor Arts Company in Wexford in 1993 with a group of colleagues. Lucy worked with Buí Bolg in many capacities over the years from community artist to costume designer to manager. Lucy orchestrated many of their flagship projects, bringing their work from Ballina to Beijing and from Mullingar to Memphis and more. Lucy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and previous winner in the South East County & City Women in Business Awards.

Lucy co-founded the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network with Chantal McCormick of Fidget Feet in late 2010. Lucy has since worked as Project Manager of ISACS since 2014 to become ISACS CEO in 2017 with ongoing big dreams for the future!

Read more about who we are here.

 Juley-Ann Collins - Fidget Feet Marketing & Communications Manager
Project Manager for Limerick School of Spectacle

After completing a higher certificate in Journalism and Broadcasting, Juley-Ann Collins went on to work as a regional journalist in the North/East. She then decided to return to study Event Management and PR and went on to work as a freelance PR and Events Operator for organisations including Rape Crisis Network Ireland, IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Galway International Arts Festival, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, The Ark, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Macnas and St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Riverfest Limerick to name but a few, she later went on to study an MA in Public Advocacy and Activism. She is currently working with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre as their part-time Marketing and Communications Manager, and as Project Manager for Limerick School of Spectacle. She describes herself as a motivated and resourceful multi-tasker with 10 years experience in communications and events. Skills include PR & Marketing, event management, people management, project management, administration, communications, logistics, and coordination. Flexible, dedicated and outgoing, she enjoys working in fast-paced environments and meeting new people.

View Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre ISACS profile.

 Severine de Maleingrau of Sevesfeathers 

Seve is a Dublin-based hand-balancer (performer and teacher) with a MA in Literature and Theatre, passionate about movement research, artistic expression and embodiment through movement across art forms and through live performances and photography. In September 2016, she started teaching handstand courses and workshops in Dublin.

Her most recent artistic achievements are, performing hand-balancing, aerial and acrobatics for Dublin Circus Project's Halloween Cabaret 2016 (aerial rope and Chinese pole acts), "Poe" (aerial rope and Chinese pole acts), and creating her first original solo hand-balancing act, "Unguarded", as part of her personal exploratory movement research successfully debuted in December 2016 in Dublin Circus Project's Christmas Cabaret, performed for a Clowns Without Borders Cabaret Show and Carlow Arts Festival and "When Feathers Fall" at Galway Juggling Convention Gala in 2017.

She was also selected as one of the three new emerging street talents (N.E.S.T.) performing at Spraoi Festival with  
"(Im)Balances" and part of National Circus Festival of Ireland 5*5 acts presenting new pieces to the audience.

View Sevesfeathers ISACS profile


What to expect from the conference?

ISAN is thrilled to bring you the 2017 edition of Critical Mass: the National Outdoor Arts Conference, an essential meeting point for everyone involved in Outdoor Arts in the UK and Ireland, from artists, companies, technicians and producers to local authorities, agencies, venues and funding bodies.

  • We’ll look at why we do what we do, who we do it for and how we can do it better
  • We’ll exchange practical knowledge, experience, and news
  • We’ll take stock of recent developments
  • We’ll make plans for the future
  • We’ll provide advice, guidance and case studies for new festivals and emerging artists as well as experienced sector professionals

There will be presentations from inspiring speakers, knowledge sharing, the Outdoor Arts marketplace, mentoring and troubleshooting – and an evening dinner party hosted by Festive Road in their exciting cycle and creature-filled creation space.
Working in partnership with Festive Road, The Stables, DestinationMK and with the generous support of Milton Keynes Council, we look forward to two fruitful days of discussions, ideas, networking and planning.

What's the Idea Summit Market Place?

The Marketplace is an opportunity to share ideas at an early stage with all sorts of potential partners and festivals. This is not about selling existing shows or work that is already commissioned, it's about making connections for the future and sharing ideas to help them grow; of course, you may already have done some research & development and have some partners already in place, but really take this as a chance to think ahead. It could be a project that includes multiple artists, commissioners or companies and this is where you can start putting that team together.

The Ideas Summit 'Laundry Line' Marketplace:
The Marketplace will run at Festive Road Creation Space in Milton Keynes, as part of the Outdoor Arts Conference, on 28 Nov 2017 from 14:30-16:30 pm.
Two meters of washing line allocated to participants to ‘hang out’ their laundry: pics of your ideas, sketches, images of past work, costumes, advertising materials etc. Or even actual laundry for a broad range of festival producers, programmers, funders and potential collaborators or commissioners to look at.

It promises to be one of the most fun and effective pitching events of the year!

See you there!

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