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Upcoming events



21st, 27th & 28th May  2017 | Dublin | Deadline: May 3rd.

We are delighted to have partnered with the Dublin Dance Festival to bring you our first, very special DELVE programme for 2017 with an opportunity for two people to become DELVER’s at:

If you would like to be a DELVE17 participant then check out how right here:

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Fresh Street #2
Date: 24-25-26 May 2017 | Portugal
Deadline: May 10th

You’re invited to join ISACS at Fresh Street #2 at Imaginarius fest this May.
Deadline to register 10th May, it’s FREE!
Be inspired by street arts practice from around the world and be prepared ahead of FreshStreet#3 in Galway 2019.
Exceptional ISACS speakers line-upCon HorganLucy Medlycott & Noeline Kavanagh.
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N.E.S.T 2017
4-6th August |
Deadline to apply May 4th.

Waterford Spraoi Festival in partnership with ISACS are offering four ground-based performers an opportunity to present ‘works-in-progress’ at this year’s Spraoi festival.

The N.E.S.T Stage offers audiences a view of new work and supports artists in a nurturing environment.

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Recent Highlights

Irish Aerial Creation Centre Funding
Circus 250

Glam, candy floss, popcorn, circus shows and a crowded big top at Circus 250.

Over a 100 people made the trip to Galway on Wednesday 19th May to celebrate the launch of Circus250, celebrating 250 years of Circus since Philip Astley’s Amphitheatre  in 1768.

The event was organised by Dea Birkett in partnership with John McColgan, Galway Community Circus, Tumble Circus, Circus Gerbola and the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network.

Rewatch the event Live!

Galway Theatre Festival
#GTF highlights
Galway Theatre Festival 2017 was an amazing celebration of the arts in all their diversity, including a strong representation of ISACS artists doing us all proud. Bualadh Bos!
Boa Noite – Maleta
Watch Boa Noite video

The fantastic duo artists Davi & Alex from Maleta presented their latest work Boa Noite which we thought was a perfect blend of dance, theatre, a hint of humour & the art of juggling. Next project: Fatasma
Cirque du Gaillimh –
Galway Community Circus
Watch Cirque du Gaillimh highlights.

Cirque du Gaillimh, the Greatest show in the West, was an astonishing contemporary circus extravaganza with jaw-dropping acts from 40 young artists with musical accompaniment from the Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe Galway School of Music orchestra.
Works in progress – Macnas
Watch Macnas performing in Austin USA

This internationally famous performance group presented two works in progress:
THE POETS & The TEMPEST with poetry readings, live music and mobile structures.

Crom the Giant was also spotted on site!

News from our members
Do not miss out on upcoming events and opportunities!
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Keep an eye on our website members’ event. section
(im)Balances – A Handstand&Movement Workshop
Vincent Vis & Sevesfeathers – Dublin Circus Project
Date: 30th April 2017

Irish Aerial Dance Festival
Fidget Feet Dance – Letterkenny

Date: 28th May – 10th June 2017

The Unlocked Residencies
Clear Sky Creative Residency
Irish Aerial Creation Centre – Limerick

Deadline | Wednesday 31st May 2017


Late Night Comedy talk Show
Lords of Strut – Wexford Comedy Jest Fest
Date: 28th April 2017

Scratch Night
Galway Community Circus

Bam a super hero circus 
Tumble Circus – Wexford Comedy Jest Fest
Date: 30th April 2017

The Ogham Tree Festival 2017
Kiki Theatre and Performance Group – Portlaoise
Date: 6th May 2017

More opportunities available on our website! Browse through to find upcoming jobs, training, callouts, residencies, funding and conferences in the sector. These pages are going to be closed to the public very soon, so if you want to keep accessing this information, become a member today.
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Circus Factory

Members Showcase

Our members tell you more about themselves, their backgrounds, inspirations and thoughts on the sector. Read on!

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ISACS Members Directory

Meet Our Members

Our members range from individual artists to companies, training spaces, and more.
Check their profiles!

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New Members

Our members are individuals and organisations who actively support, create, participate and encourage the development of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle arts across Ireland.

We would like extend a huge welcome to Tom Campbell, our newest member to join the ISACS growing network. If you want to become a member, just click here and find out how.

ISACS Membership Benefits

  • Annual Seminars & Networking events
  • Members profile & event listings on ISACS website
  • Increased visibility through online media
  • Members-only Discounts schemes including insurance, accountancy, graphics
  • Access to listing of current national & international opportunities
  • Regular ISACS members-only newsletter
  • Mentoring & professional support
  • Offline & Online peer discussion groups
Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network

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