Following our ISACS CEO Lucy Medlycott trip to Mallorca (Read ISACS report from Fira B – Majorca, Balearic Islands for more info), the Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) is delighted to say that a partnership has emerged between ISACS member The Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick, Ireland (IACC), The Performing Arts Research Centre – Centre d’Investigacio Escenica (C.In.E) Sineu, Mallorca, Balearic Islands to offer an International residency exchange in 2018 between Ireland and Mallorca (Majorca).
Irish artists were invited to apply for a two-week residency at C.In.E, Mallorca in 2018 and Balearic artists will be invited to apply for a two-week residency at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre (IACC), Limerick Ireland in 2019.
Full details and criterium of the two residencies below.
CinE Sineu Irish residency 2018
The Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick is offering one two week residency at C.In.E, Mallorca, to an Irish based or Irish born circus artist/s, group of individuals or company (max 6).
- C.In.E offers free use of the space and free accommodation in a house at the village (up to six people in double rooms).
- The Irish Aerial Creation Centre (IACC) is offering a total grant of €1,200 towards the overall costs of the residency.
- The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) is offering mentorship and support in any application writing to source other funds towards this residency.
The successful Irish company 'Síolta' consists of six artists who came together with a mutual vision to create a high-level ground-based circus show, directed by Paddy Waters.
The members are:
- Jacob Anderson (Ire) - Acrobat & juggling,
- Aoife Raleigh (Ire) - Strong woman & acrobat,
- Gracie Marshall (Ire) - Hula hoop & acrobat,
- Henrik Gard (Swe) - Acrobat,
- Ali Stanger (UK) - Acrobat & handbalance.
Tech: Tony Mahon (Ire) - Juggler & acrobat, and music Edan Ray.
As individuals, they are all actively involved in the Irish circus scene, contributing to Galway Community Circus, Dublin Circus Project, Belfast Circus School and Cork's Circus Factory, organising The Irish Acrobatic Convention and performing with Tumble Circus and Fanzini Productions.
"In this residency, we will concentrate on the creative and theatrical elements of our work. We will work on firmly establishing the unique culture of our group and we will select the theme of our piece and begin to explore it in relation to our techniques. This time will give us the space to find the subject of the conversation we wish to have with our audiences and with each other, we hope to grow together in our dissection of the subject and in our understanding of our company, and hopefully finally settle on our name."
Their first work in progress presentation is taking place on Friday 26th October, 8 pm at Centre d’Investigacio Escenica (C.In.E) Sineu.
Successful applicants for the CinE Sineu residency 2018 needed to:
- Be Irish born or Irish based
- & Current ISACS Member
- Demonstrate an interesting idea for the exploration/creation of a new piece of circus work including all aspects of circus, aerial, acrobatics, juggling, etc.
- Available on either of the dates listed below to travel to Mallorca
- Share what they have done during their residency, as part of the Creative Intensive end of year performance in IACC*
*On December 15th, 2018: This can be in the form of an informal talk, a presentation, a video or live performance. To be discussed with IACC.
To apply you needed to send links to your previous work, CVs for members of your company, and a one-page proposal detailing what you hope to achieve with this residency.
Applicants also chose one of these dates:
15th – 30th October 2018 1st – 15th November 2018
Deadline for applications: May 4th, 2018
The selection panel was made up of:
- Marta Barcelo – Centre d’Investigacio Escenica - C.In.E, Sineu, Mallorca
- Chantal McCormick – Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Limerick, Ireland
Apply now (Application now closed)
Irish Aerial Creation Centre Balearic Islands residency 2019
In 2019, IACC will reciprocate with a two-week residency for Balearic Islands' based circus artists, group of individuals or company.
ISLAND CONNECT is a collaborative program among three performing arts organisations working with residencies located on (or associated with) European islands of different countries. They are joined in this project by a common interest in contributing to the creation and consolidation of performing arts, with an important ambition to support the artists in their personal and professional development.
IACC is interested to become a member of this network, with the result that these residencies form a part of this programme, exchanging between Irish and Balearic organisations, festivals and companies.
(Opening in 2019)