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L.E.A.P. Programme 2018: that's a wrap!


The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) would like to thank their latest Research and Information LEAP trainee, Ana Camillo, for all her contribution to the sector and our organisation. This month, we also welcome our new Communications and Event Management trainee, Lea Morin, from France.

The L.E.A.P Programme (Learn, Experience, Achieve, and Prepare) is a professional training, mentored by CEO Lucy Medlycott and Head of Communications Charlotte Haffner, allowing trainees to learn hands-on new skills in Communications, Events and Research. Trainees receive real-world experience working with an Arts organisation using the learning-by-doing approach and work on projects suitable to advance their careers. 

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) would like to thank all the trainees who participated in this year's L.E.A.P Programme. The Programme is now open for applications for 2019. 

If you didn't get a chance to meet Lea Morin at the National Circus Festival of Ireland this month, please meet our new Communications and Event Management trainee: Lea Morin, from France. Lea is the last trainee to take part in our L.E.A.P. programme supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. She will be staying with us until the 22nd of December.

Lea Morin
Communications and Event Co-ordination Assistant 

"Hi, my name is Lea. I come from Nantes in France, where I study the international management at ENC School. I’m in Ireland for six weeks to take part in the L.E.A.P Programme with ISACS Network. I’m looking forward to learning more about communications and event management. I think it’s a great opportunity to improve my English and my skills in these two fields. The LEAP Program will also allow me to discover more about the circus and art world, in particular, the performing art scene."

We would like to thanks our latest Research and Information trainee Ana Camillo for her contribution to the sector. For the past few months, Ana has been working on a library and resources platform for street arts, circus and spectacle practitioners in partnership with our Communications and Information officer Charlotte Haffner. This resource should take its final shape in 2019. This research and the data gathering that was undertaken will also be key to the identification of the sector's main needs and challenges, a further research on which Ana is currently working on and will be detailed in a future academic paper.

We also thank all our others L.E.A.P Programme trainees for their contribution to the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle sector this year, in research: Jack BeglinDefne Güçlüer and Communications and Events management: Coline Paques, Fiona MackeyMerve Yilmaz and Abbey Sexton.

ISACS Network is very proud to say that since the start of this programme in 2017, we have provided ten young professionals from six different countries with a L.E.A.P. training adapted to their professional backgrounds and ambitions.

The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network has developed the L.E.A.P training as a programme for future arts leaders, managers, administrators, event coordinators, arts communications officers and researchers. This programme provides a practical real-world experience of working in an arts organisation using the 
learning by doing approach. We provide on the job training, mentorship, networking, confidence building, career advice and encouragement, experience and a whole lot of fun. This programme is supported by ISACS two core staff CEO Lucy Medlycott and Head of Communication Charlotte Haffner.

If you are interested in finding out more or participating in the L.E.A.P. Programme with ISACS, please email info@isacs.ie with a CV and a letter of motivation.

Please read the role descriptions and dates for this hands-on opportunity right here:

Please note these are voluntary roles. Grant possibility for international applicants under Erasmus scheme.
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