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Circostrada at Humorologie, Belgium, June 2014

Circostrada June 2014











ISACS are members of the European Network for Circus and Street Arts, Circostrada. This network advocates and lobbies for our collective artforms at European level. Over 21 different countries are represented in the network and over 59 different members ranging across art forms, roles and functions.

This meeting was held at the Circus festival Humorologie in Kortrijk, Belgium...home to the famous cartoonist, Morris of Lucky Luke, of course!!

Lucy attended on ISACS behalf, representing all our members, mingling with some of Europes leading proponents in the sector and advocating on behalf of Irish artists.

While there, Lucy was elected by the members to the Steering Group of Circostrada, which will act as a liaison between the members and the executive, which is currently based at Hors les Murs, Paris, France.
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APAC, Limerick, June 2014

ISACS attended the recent All Ireland Performing Arts Conference in conjunction with Theatre Forum, at Limerick in June 2014.

This conference is a must for all artists, venue managers, festival programmers, policy makers, advocacy groups, activists and believers in all performing art forms. This years conference was both inspiring, challenging and at times, downright overwhelming!

What was particularly interesting to note was that a number of the speakers spoke about their work beyond traditional art venues, hubs and spaces. The interest and the awareness growing around the area of extending our performance spaces and breaking with tradition, is fast becoming de rigueur!! But of course we already know that!!
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Talk Shop, April 2014












Talk Shop was held at Dance House Ireland on 15th April 2014. Over 40 people from a wide range of art forms and sectors were in attendance.

The event was hugely successful with conversations being held on a wide range of topics from Audience Research, to Insurance to the future development of the art form and our artists, being the main focus from the day.

Huge thanks to Robin Morley of ISAN UK , to Una Carmody of Arts Audiences and to Sean Lawlor of O'Driscoll O'Neil Insurance for giving their time and expertise on the day.

Much appreciated.
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Talk Shop & AGM 2014

Annual Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Seminar 'Talk Shop' & AGM

Tuesday 15th April- The Dance House, Foley Street, Dublin 1


Welcome and Introduction


Robin Morley-Chairman of ISAN UK

An introduction to ISAN, UK’s leading membership organisation for the strategic development of Outdoor Arts. ‘The benefits of forming an independent network for the development and growth of the artforms collectively.’

Open Discussion


Una Carmody-Director of Arts Audiences Ireland

‘Methodologies for gathering Arts Audience research, statistics and data for the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle sectors.’

Open Discussion

1-2pm: Lunch


Artists Presentations & Open Forum

Annual General Meeting 2014

For fully affiliated Members only

Election of incoming Board. All nominations must be received by Friday 4th April 2014.

Elected Board members must be available for a board meeting on Wed 16th April from 10am-1pm at Dance House.

Insurance Brokers will also be present for all enquiries.

To book your place, please RSVP to:
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University ISACS, Jan 2014

Grant Goldie at Uni Limerick, Jan 14










ISACS in conjunction with the University of Limerick, held a wonderful Tower Seminar together on the 23rd January 2014. Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Tumble Circus and Grant Goldie delivered a master class in aerial and circus skill techniques, to an enraptured group of over 30 individuals. Ulla Hokkanen from Galway Community Circus presented a session  on the benefits of Social Circus. Mick Mc Donnell described the process of initiating and managing a Creation Centre for Circus in Cork. Mike Leahy of Spraoi presented a wonderful talk about the importance of festivals in supporting Street Arts and Lucy Medlycott described the role of ISACS in advocating for the art form and how ISACS got started initially. Lots of food for thought.

Big thanks to Dr Niamh Mic Ghabhainn for hosting us.
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Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812