In the past few years, Bui Bolg Street Theatre Company & Outdoor Arts widened its artistic horizon through joining and setting up several national and international partnerships:
Puppetry Ireland is a new organisation formed in 2010 to promote the art of puppetry in Ireland, and facilitate the collaboration and interaction of puppeteers with each other and practitioners working in other parts of the theatrical and artistic spectrum.
In addition to working with puppeteers the organisation also hopes to create an environment in which puppetry is seen as existing as on an equal platform to the other artistic movements going on in Ireland and abroad. Finally we hope to spread puppetry both Irish and foreign to a wider audience of the public.
Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network (ISACS)
Bui Bolg’s Manager Lucy Medlycott is a founding member and Board Representative of ISACS, a collaborative organisation comprising professionals from the street arts, circus & spectacle sector in Ireland. Founded in 2010, the core aim of this network is to establish itself as a support and advocacy network for its three namesake artforms in Ireland as an umbrella organisation to the benefit of all practitioners.
Recently, ISACS held a seminar focused on highlighting the touring, funding and co-production opportunities available for Irish artists within the European Union with contributions from international speakers.
If you are interested in joining the open ISACS network please contact us!
Based in Paris, the Circostrada Network is a European platform for the street arts and circus sector, dedicated to information, observation and professional exchanges. Representing more than 50 members from 17 countries, the network is working to develop the structuring and recognition of these sectors in Europe. Key supports for artistic activities are observation, documentation, training, expertise, research and publishing.
Since November 2012, Bui Bolg’s Manager Lucy Medlycott is the Irish Representative on the Circostrada Network.
Vocational Training for Outdoor Arts
This Partnership programme aims to generate European’s best practice in the field of outdoors arts by developing vocational training to support this sector. It brings together commercial practitioners and public funded bodies to share skills and methodologies.
Our partners are:
- Le Fourneau – Centre National des Arts de la Rue, France
- Theatre Bristol, England
- SeaChange Arts, England
- Close-Act Theatre, Netherlands