Jumpstart! Mentoring Programme

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ISACS announces a new artist development platform with Earagail Arts Festival, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival and Irish Aerial Dance Festival

Supported by Arts Council Ireland, this new partnership will offer artistic and sectoral mentoring for emerging aerial dance and circus artists via an open call residency.

The focus for the Jumpstart project in '21 will be to invite applications from Irish born/Irish based emerging aerial dance and circus artists wishing to develop their practice with specific performance and technical training via a series of residential periods with leading artform specialists, as well as research and development of new work for potential presentation in summer '22.

The project offers a paid residency over 5 weeks of training:

  • 1 week at Acroaer, Sligo – Oct/Nov '21
  • 3 weeks at IACC, Limerick – Nov/Dec '21
  • 1 week at EAF / Donegal – Jan '22