The ISACS Network has positioned itself as a leading example of an artist-first organisation supporting Ireland’s street, circus and spectacle art forms.

Our new strategic plan was launched in 2022. Our goals for the next three years include specific actions to encourage and empower our members in their journeys, supporting their professional development and creativity.

We do this through a series of enhanced programmes in the form of residencies, international activities, resources, mentorship and more.

ISACS Residencies in 2022

Art-Illa – our Baleàric Irish Arts Residency, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland International Residency, is a creative immersive lab consisting of an immersive transnational exchange and cooperation across multidisciplinary art forms.

Jude ONeill, Gill Byrne, Rosa Forteza, Alejandro Navarro_Artilla Residency_Ph By Rob Murphy

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ISACS and Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne – our third residency since 2019, for our artists to live for one month on the Island of Inis Oírr, Co. Galway, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Darragh McLoughlin Aras Eanna

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Lift – in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre, offers mentoring and creation space for duo ground-based circus artists via an open-call residency. Supported by County Wexford Arts Department, Wexford Arts  Centre and Arts Council Ireland.

Nora Kelly Lester_LIFT 2022_Ph by Abigail Denniston

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Jumpstart – our multi-annual residency and artist development platform in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival and Irish Aerial Dance Festival. Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Polina Shapkina Headshot

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