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EXplore 2018

Speak up and Meet us this Spring!

The days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, can only mean one thing: more outdoor arts and opportunities to experience! 

We hope you are excited for the coming months as we prepare to welcome the festival season kicking off with Explore 2018 – ISACS annual seminar on Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle, followed by our Annual General Meeting and board election this April!

We have a few exciting announcements this Spring, so please read on to discover all about:
– EXplore full Speakers Line-up
– ISACS Board of directors candidates
– ISACS professional programme D.E.L.V.E. at Dublin Dance Festival  

and ISACS latest news!

Circomara Showcase
New Member Showcase: Circomara feat. Ali & Henrik, Dublin 2017 by Luiz Andarde
EXPLORE – Seminar on Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle

Explore 2018
Join us at EXplore18!
19th April 2018 | The Ark, Dublin 

EXplore 18 – ISACS Annual Seminar is back and promises to be a fun, info-packed day! 

'EXplore' is ISACS annual seminar looking at street arts, circus and spectacle and their vitality in Ireland today. This free, public, open events’ full-day seminar will be taking place on Thursday, 19th of April at the Ark, in Dublin from 10:00 am to 15:30 pm.

Come along, make new contacts, hear about the latest ground-breaking projects and connect with the Irish street art, circus and spectacle community and creative minds.

We'll be tweeting and posting live on our social media using the hashtag #Xplore18!

Don't miss the opportunity to meet our team and fellow peers, hear from a range of speakers and ISACS artists and get to know ISACS latest activities and projects from Lucy Medlycott – ISACS Network CEO and ISACS Chair Aidan Phelan plus participate in a brainstorm session about the future of the sector. 

Take a look!

Jo Mangan, Carlow Arts Festival

Neil Murray, Abbey Theatre
Neil Murray 

Abbey Theatre Director

Stephane Segreto Aguilar, Circostrada

Stephane Segreto Aguilar


ISACS Members

Members Newsround! 


Hear the latest news from CircomaraFidget Feet Aerial DanceRealta,  Cork Community Art Link, Kadira TheatreTuras Theatre Collective & Tumble Circus!

ISACS Board Election & AGM

Board Election
Decide ISACS' future!
19th April 2018 | The Ark, Dublin 

EXplore will be followed by the ISACS Annual General Meeting and Board Election (members only) at 15:30 pm. It's a great occasion to meet fellow peers and discuss the future of Circus and Street Arts in Ireland.

Please log in as a member to find all the information about the election or sign up as a member to take part!

Join the ISACS Network

Board Candidates
Many thanks to outgoing Board members Guillaume CoussonShane Holohan and Kim McCafferty, for all their time and contributions to the board of ISACS.

Best of luck to nominated candidates Catherine BourneChantal McCormick,  Ria MurphyDavid Spathaky and Nick Kavanagh!

Meet the candidates
Recent Highlights

Delve18 DDF
D.E.L.V.E 18 at DDF!
Application Deadline: April 23rd.

Once again, we've partnered up with Dublin Dance Festival to offer our artists the excellent D.E.L.V.E go-see programme, supported by Arts Council Ireland!

Don't miss the opportunity to Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage at Ireland's leading dance event!

Read last years' participants feedback!

Apply for #DELVE18

Burning Man ELS
ISACS took part in ELS!

Our CEO Lucy Medlycott was invited to deliver a presentation and take part in a panel discussion entitled ‘Exploring Creative Global Networks’ at the European Leadership Summit last week.

She brought back some of that Burning Man and Les Machines magic to the ISACS Network to grow and flourish right here with us and is ready to work on our next international project FRESH STREET#3!

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CINE residency
C.In.E circus residency

Irish artists are invited to apply for a two-week residency at The Performing Arts Research Centre – Centre d’Investigacio Escenica (C.In.E) Sineu, Majorca in 2018 and Balearic artists will be invited to apply for a two-week residency at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre (IACC), Limerick in 2019. 

ISACS are very pleased to be involved in this new partnership international residency exchange between Ireland and the Balearic Islands.

Don't miss the deadline: April 27th, 2018!
This new residency is on offer for ISACS members only | Join ISACS from 30euros.
Apply Now
New L.E.A.P trainees and Programme!

We are delighted to announce we have started a new L.E.A.P. Programme – Learn, Experience, Achieve, Prepare. Please welcome our two first L.E.A.P. trainees 2018.

Click on their images to discover more!

Fiona Mackey | Communications and Event Management Assistant 

Defne Güçlüer | Research and Information Assistant.
Find out more about the L.E.A.P. Programme and how to apply:
L.E.A.P. Programme 2018

Do not miss out on upcoming events and opportunities!
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Check the opportunities available on our website! Browse through to find upcoming jobs, training, callouts, residencies, funding and conferences in the sector)
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Members Showcase

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

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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 the following new members who have recently joined ISACS growing network. Click on their name to view their membership profile.

Faerialist (Hannah Anderson)Geena MaeThe Dirty CircusInferno fire show

Join the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network

  • Annual Seminars & Networking events
  • Members profile & event listings on ISACS website
  • Members only professional development programs
  • Promotion via ISACS online media channels
  • Members Discounts & schemes on insurance, graphic design & videos
  • Access to listing of current national & international opportunities
  • Regular Members-only newsletter
  • Mentoring & professional support
  • Members-only online/offline discussion groups
  • Members voting, AGM and Board of Directors candidacy rights
  • Invitations to national and international showcases and events

Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network

Support, development, advocacy and information

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