Spraoi Dance Shout-Out

Open Call to New Emerging Street Talent (N.E.S.T.) 2019

Spraoi International Street Arts Festival presents N.E.S.T. to enable artists enhance an existing work-in-progress via mentoring and showcasing during Spraoi Festival. With partners ISACS, N.E.S.T. creates supportive frameworks for participating artists, access to European festival directors and frequently to
performance and residency opportunities in other countries.

To participate in N.E.S.T 2019 Spraoi and ISACS invite interested artists to submit an expression of interest. This year’s programme will nurture street artists with a dance orientated work-in-progress OR dancers with a work-inprogress and a desire to perform in street settings.

Spraoi would love to hear from emerging professional artists with ideas. We appreciate you are busy people; we don’t require reams of paper, forms filled, nor boxes ticked.
Simply tell us about yourself, your practice and the idea you and/or colleagues have been working on for street or outdoor performance settings (Max: 500 Words/3-images).

Criteria for Selection:
• One to four person ground-based performances (We’re open to persuasion).
• 15-25 minutes of material
• Available to perform 2 – 4th August 2019 & participate in residential workshops from July 28.

N.E.S.T. Provides:
• An opportunity to develop & showcase new work at Spraoi Festival.
• Supported performances at the festival with associated mixed-media promotion.
• Residency with experienced Mentors for one week preceding Spraoi Festival.
• Introductions to international artists and festival directors.
• Dinner with artistic peers and colleagues hosted by ISACS.
• Travel and accommodation provided.
• €500 bursary per performer for week commencing July 28th.

Please send an expression of interest, together with your idea & CV to info@isacs.ie
The deadline for application is Monday, May 6th 2019