The ISACS Network are very excited to partner again with Wexford Arts Centre to bring  back LIFT – one of our artist development programmes. This residency will offer mentoring and creation space for duo or solo ground-based circus artists via an open-call residency.

LIFT aims to provide space, support, expertise and room for circus artists to develop their practice. The selected artists will be granted the use of theatre space at Wexford Arts Centre along with the support of the Arts Centre staff in the form of skill share sessions and mentoring from the centre’s Technician, Marketing Manager and Director. The use of a hot desk at the ISACS Network office for desk-based research and subsequent reports/applications will also be made available.

The Residency

A cash stipend of  €1,000 total per person (max. 2 people) to spend 1 week of residency in Wexford Arts Centre and 1 week in ISACS HQ  for desk research/writing during a week of their choice. Plus accommodation and reasonable travel costs within Ireland will be offered to the successful applicants.

When and Where?

The 1 week residency in Wexford Arts Centre will take place from 11 – 15 November 2024.

The 1 week at ISACS HQ  for desk research/writing can be scheduled accordingly.

How to apply:

Fill in this application form by Monday 15th of July  at noon→

There are two places maximum available for duo or solo artists.


Priority will be given to those who are current members of ISACS and identify as being a member of a minority or disadvantaged group.

If you are interested in becoming an ISACS member, please sign up here→

Looking for inspiration to apply?

Enjoy the video below about LIFT 2022 with participating artist Nora Kelly Lester.

LIFT is supported by County Wexford Arts Department, Wexford Arts  Centre and Arts Council Ireland.

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