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ISACS Member - Lumen Street Theatre at Limerick Circus250 Parade | Photography Sean Curtin
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3rd-5th August 2018
Where: Spraoi Festival, Waterford


spraoi 2018

Join the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network (ISACS) at Spraoi Festival on the 3rd - 5th August in Waterford for an exciting programme of events at the longest running Street Arts Festival in Ireland!

Take part in, witness and enjoy the following artistic development programmes, specially designed by ISACS to raise up Irish artists national and international profile and grow the sector in Ireland.

We will be: supporting the ISACS artists selected for NEST 17, hosting an artist go-see DELVE programme, and bringing Irish programmers, national policymakers and International mentors through the 'SEE Here' programme supported by Culture Ireland to the festival for a StreetTalk RoundTable Brunch. All Welcome!

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#Spraoi2018 #Delve18 #NEST18 #ISACSIntL #CultureIreland 

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What's on at Spraoi 2018?


A dozen international and Irish Street Arts Acts!

Spraoi waterford 2018The annual Spraoi Festival is held every August Bank Holiday weekend. Over three jam-packed days, Spraoi International Street Arts Festival locally known as “The Spraoi Weekend” will feature street artists from around the globe, presenting a thrilling selection of world-class street theatre attracting over 100,000 people to the historical city of Waterford. This year's Parade and firework taking place on Sunday end the weekend with a bang as a collection of BUGS inspired constructions and 300 costumed performers and musicians hit the streets to wow the audience with a mesmerising outdoor spectacle.


Spraoi’s commitment to the creation and development of new Irish work remains central to the company’s ethos and the festival will also host the 2018 NEST (New Emerging Street Talent) stage in partnership with ISACS. The festival will also be an opportunity for companies to network, as it will attract international programmers from all over the world. ISACS is particularly delighted to bring several international programmers and mentors to the festival for them to discover local talents thanks to Culture Ireland.


ISACS also particularly recommend to not miss ISACS members Ali & Henrik with Cikada, Fanzini Productions with Guido Fanzini's Impossible Circus and Waterford Youth Arts with 'Weird, Wacky and Wonderful'.

Discover Spraoi Street Arts Full Lineup  | Spraoi's Parade theme | Spraoi's Music Lineup!

Spraoi is an ISACS member and partner on many projects.

View Spraoi ISACS profile | www.spraoi.com



New Emerging Street Talents!

N.E.S.T.2018The professional development programme N.E.S.T: New Emerging Street Talent has come about through an innovative partnership between the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) and Spraoi Waterford where new emerging companies spent one week in residency at the festival's studios with mentorship by ISACS member Simon Thompson of Clown Noirfollowed by the presentation of their work in front of a national and international audience. It heightens the artists profile among programmers, national and international, and provides ongoing mentoring, support and guidance. Now in its third year, artists who have premiered new work under the NEST umbrella have toured these shows nationally and internationally. ISACS Network gratefully acknowledges the support for N.E.S.T. from the Arts Council of Ireland in its professional development programmes.


The two selected companies Turas Theatre Theatre Collective and Woven Circus Collective will present their work in progress at the Spraoi Festival on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of August 2018.


Friday 3rd August – Constitution Square 7.30pm

Saturday 4th August – Cathedral Square 7.30pm


  • Woven Circus Collective presents "Resonances" 


  • Turas Theatre Collective presents "Remnants"


View Full NEST programme.

Learn more about the NEST companies.

#NEST17  #Spraoi25

Professional Development Programme

 Delve18 SpraoiISACS is delighted to have partnered up with Spraoi to offer the opportunity to two of our members to attend all the festival's events. They will Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise over a dozen of national and international street arts' events including the famous Spraoi parade and Engage with the artists and other ISACS members during the three days of the festival

To fully benefit from this Go See programme supported by Arts Council Ireland, the two lucky DELVErs will have their transport and accommodation provided by Spraoi and ISACS. Our two delvers, Deirdre Griffin and Isabela Mello will be sharing their experiences and learning’s with you. We will be tweeting and posting what’s happening live at the events and the festival on: 

- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork), 
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland), 
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland). 

Keep an eye for our hashtags #DELVE18 and #Spraoi2018 this August. You will be able to read our delvers' feedback afterward on the DELVE page of our website!



International StreetTalk 

International street talk Spraoi 2Join the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) for our Brunch Roundtable 'Street Talk' focussing on Site Specific and Spectacle Productions in the Public Realm, on Sunday 5th August at 10:30 am at Garter Lane Arts Centreas part of Spraoi Festival 2018!

ISACS is thrilled to announce our national network will be bringing several international programmers, thanks to the support of Culture Ireland and special guests to join us at Spraoi Festival in Waterford.

The programmers joining us through the SEE Here programme** at Street Talk are:


**The See Here scheme funded by Culture Ireland, is specifically designed to support the inward travel of international promoters and programmers to see work in Ireland with a view to booking the work for their venue or festival.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to chat, meet and network the legs off yourself in this congenial setting. And don't forget to take part in the conversation on social media; follow the hashtag #ISACSTalks

Please RSVP your seat and croissants by registering on EventBrite. Keep an eye on our website news for other special guest announcements.

This event is supported by Culture Ireland, Arts Council Ireland and Waterford County Council.

 Download ISACS Pro Programme at Spraoi

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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