We are delighted to share that we have received support from the Arts Council to continue publishing the Handstand Press Magazine in 2024! This also allows us to offer free subscriptions of the Handstand Press to handstand communities all over the island. If that’s you, read on and apply for your copies of issue 07 below!

About Handstand Press

Handstand Press is all about introducing people to the art and practice of handstands. With each new issue, we release 72 pages filled with inspiring stories, beautiful handbalance imagery, and technical nerdery. By offering free subscriptions to Ireland’s emerging and established communities of potential handbalancers, we hope to grow the love for the practice, and get more people interested in watching handstands on stage, and trying it out themselves.

More handstands in Ireland!

We’d love for everyone to fall in love with handstands, especially in Ireland! By sharing our magazine, we hope to bring more recognition and inspiration to the handbalance community. Our goal is to reach more artists and enthusiasts, connect them with the international handbalance community, and help the practice grow here at home. It doesn’t matter if your community is made up of enthusiastic amateurs, emerging talent or established professionals, if they will love reading the magazine, please apply below.

Why You Should Get Involved

Our biannual magazine showcases the talents of both Irish and international handbalancers. It’s a platform for artists to share their work and connect with a global audience. Plus, it promotes collaboration and innovation within the field. We’ve featured amazing Irish handbalancers like Emily Aoibheann, Jenny Higgins, Paul Berry, Seve Feathers, and the Handstands & Coffee community in Dublin. If you also have a story to tell, please be in touch!

How to Get Your Free Copies

We are delighted that the Arts Council is supporting this initiative, allowing us to offer free subscriptions to handstand and circus communities across the island! If you regularly gather more than 5 people with an interest in handstands and would like a subscription for 2024 of Handstand Press Magazine to your circus venue, training space, youth circus, gymnastics or movement gym across Ireland, please fill out the google form linked below!

What You Need to Do:

If you have a handstand related space where groups regularly gather, we would love for you to put the magazine in an accessible space for your members, where they can read before, during and after their activities in your space. This could be a communal area like a kitchen, a sofa in a corner, or even a shelf in a hallway or entry way!

If this gets new people interested in hand balance, do point them in the direction of classes in your neighbourhood, or coaches they could reach out to! If you need more information on hand balance opportunities in your area, just email us and we’re happy to help!

Fill out the Google form, and you’ll start receiving our magazine for free with the new issue (number 07) launching in the first week of June! Let’s inspire more people to get into handbalance 🙂


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