Associate Artist

The Associate Artist commission seeks to support Circus Factory’s professional development programme

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The aim of the appointment of an Associate Artist is to support Circus Factory’s delivery of our Mission by providing meaningful engagement of Circus Factory activities and users with professional contemporary circus artists, and supporting Circus Factory’s vision as a centre for innovation and creation for the Circus Arts.

The Associate Artist in turn is offered the opportunity to develop their own professional work at Circus Factory with support from our staff and administration, raising the profile of Circus Factory as a key professional resource for the development of the contemporary circus arts in Ireland.

Acrobatic Performance




It is an award winning modern Circus company that seeks to create synesthetic spectacles that swallow an audience.

The company is made up of a close-knit group of hardworking artists, craftspeople and performers produced by Elaine Mc Cague and Jonah McGreevy and is a unique combination of circus, spectacle, dance, theatre and visual art.

Working with the shapes of waking dreams, the glimpses at the edges of eyesight, and the intensity of lightning struck they aim to create a visceral experience that ends deep in the gut of the viewer.

heir two major works to date Behind the Dark and Raven Eyed have both received five star-reviews, toured to sold-out audiences, and been nominated for multiple awards.

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Acrobatic Performance

Elaine McCague

Aerial performer/ multi-disciplinary artist/ Co-Creative Director and Producer of Loosysmokes and previously PaperDolls Performance Company

Jonah McGreevy

Co Creative Director and Producer of Loosysmokes/ Acrobatic Choreographer/ Aerial and Acrobatic performer.