Critical responses and reflections are crucial for the development of any cultural sector. Reviews, critique and written responses play an essential role in the visual arts, music, dance and theatre, providing a space for reflection and development, as well as an archive of work carried out for future researchers to trace and explore. In Ireland, we need to develop a strong traditional of critical response to street arts, circus and spectacle. Outdoor arts animate our streets, towns and cities, they engage with and creatively explore public spaces, and they connect with audiences from all walks of life.
In order to contribute to the development of a culture of writing about, reviewing and reflecting on these essential, exciting and innovative art forms, ISACS are working closely with our academic partners, Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann; MA Festive Arts and the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, to develop events and platforms explore different ways of critically engaging with street arts, circus and spectacle.
Please see our resources below for information on critical response events and platforms.
In November 2016, ISACS in partnership with Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann and the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick hosted a series of talks over 2 days that addressed ways to critically engage with Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle.
A new public platform to hear new voices and critical response on the art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle in Ireland today.