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ISACS Member - Deirdre Griffin (on the right) with Loosysmokes | Picture: Olga Kuzmenko

Deirdre griffin delveDelve: Spraoi Festival, Waterford

Deirdre Griffin

3-5 August 2018

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It was a privilege to take part in ISACS Delve program this year for Spraoi Street Arts Festival 2018. I had loads of fun and I was hugely impressed by the generosity and openness of the festival and all the participants whom I met throughout the weekend.

I enjoyed great conversations and discussions where much artistic, production, funding advise as well as behind the scenes of this festival was shared with Irish and international participants. It was brilliant to see such a variety of physical performance, circus and theatre on the street and how the audience engaged with them. A great mix of wacky, serious and beautifully skilled performances.

It was also really interesting to see work from emerging artists as well as experienced shows.

Spraoi Festival is very special in that it is extremely inclusive to all ages and is affordable to everyone. I have much admiration for that aspect of the festival and I feel inspired to look beyond the indoor dance space when developing my own work.


Thanks to the ISACS team for being so welcoming and providing travel, accommodation and the opportunity to expose my artistic self to other artists and international programmers. The whole experience was so encouraging and I definitely gained confidence and new communication skills.

I would definitely recommend applying for the next Delve program. Do it!

Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network

Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
00 353 (0)87 0541812 info@isacs.ie
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