About Us2018-08-21T01:58:09+01:00

About Us

Our Mission

To create a creative, progressive, inspiring, enriching and empowering society through arts and culture.

What is ISAC?

Our Objectives

Executive Board

HON CHONG
HON CHONGPresident
Hon Chong is an improviser, actor, storyteller and accomplished educator with direct industry experience in film and TV productions, entertainment, corporate events and performing arts. He founded Funnylicious Improv Theater in 2014 and is also the founder and creator of Story Nights: Bratislava – Vienna – Budapest, a multi-city live storytelling events.

He discovered improv while doing his theater and film studies in university. He has since went on to train with well-known improv artists from around the world and he regularly performs with his theater troupe.

Hon has utilized his skills, along with extensive acting and improv training to coach and train a wide spectrum of clients and companies in a variety of contexts.

JURAJ BENCIK
JURAJ BENCIKHead of ISAC Slovakia
Juraj Bencik is a professionally trained actor, accomplished theatre director, acting coach, clown and mime artist. He is the first Slovak mime artist to have performed with the world renowned Cirque du soleil (Corteo, 2010-2012).

Juraj graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. He has worked in five different Slovak theaters, the Slovak national TV and Radio (STV & RTVS) and Markiza TV. Juraj has also performed internationally in various countries.

NIKOLAS HAUGENEDER
NIKOLAS HAUGENEDERHead of ISAC Austria
Nikolas Haugeneder was born in Upper Austria. In 2013, he graduated from the prestigious International School of Storytelling in Forest Row, England.

Since then, he has performed as a storyteller in a variety of events, symposiums and festivals in Austria, Norway, England, Slovakia, Hungary and Finland.

Some recent performances include the Festival “HÖrtergewöRTer” and “Raunachterzählen” in Andrä-Wördern, Austria.

Nikolas co-founded Vienna True Stories and has organized, hosted and performed several well received True Stories events in Vienna.

EUGENIA SAMOLICHENKO
EUGENIA SAMOLICHENKOHead of ISAC Hungary
Eugenia (Jenia) is a social enthusiast, experimenter, personal growth ‘evangelist’ and also the person who brought Story Nights – storytelling events to Budapest.

Having worked at various international companies and gained critical skills in management, negotiations and training, Jenia has determined to devote her time to the development and growth of ISAC Hungary.

Jenia has also shifted her professional focus to coaching and personal strategy consulting, specializes on transforming fears and doubts into an energy source while executing on career and personal life changes.

ISAC Volunteers

Jakub Misun, Frantiska Fijalkova, Klaudia-katarina Konckova, Chems-Félix Joly, Kristina Mutafova

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ISAC a nonprofit?2017-12-28T18:54:15+01:00

Yes. ISAC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civil association registered with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

Where is ISAC based?2017-12-28T18:55:05+01:00

ISAC is based in Bratislava, Slovakia and we also have representatives in Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary. We carry our various activities in all three cities.

I’m interested in volunteering. Who should I speak to?2017-12-28T18:56:14+01:00

We’re always looking for energetic and creative people to help us out. Send us an email at hello@isac-eu.org. If you live in Budapest, you can contact eughenia@isac-eu.org and if you live in Vienna, contact nikolas@isac-eu.org.

I’m a trainer, coach, experienced artist and I’m interested in teaching a workshop/ masterclass through ISAC.2017-12-28T18:57:02+01:00

We’d like to get in touch with you!  Send us an email at hello@isac-eu.org. If you live in Budapest, contact eughenia@isac-eu.org and if you live in Vienna, contact nikolas@isac-eu.org.

I / we are a band / musician / performing troupe / filmmakers, we are looking for a venue / place to perform or show our film.2017-12-28T18:58:07+01:00

We’d like to get in touch with you! Send us an email at hello@isac-eu.org If you live in Budapest, contact eughenia@isac-eu.org and if you live in Vienna, contact nikolas@isac-eu.org.

I’m not an artist, can I still join ISAC?2017-12-28T18:58:37+01:00

Yes! ISAC is for everyone who loves art and culture and want to make art happen.

Is ISAC membership free?2017-12-28T18:59:01+01:00

Yes. Free.

I don’t live in Vienna, Budapest or Bratislava, can I still join ISAC?2017-12-28T18:59:30+01:00

Yes! Definitely.

Why should I be an ISAC member? What are the benefits?2017-12-28T19:00:32+01:00

Too many reasons to list here. Read more about why you should join here. If you love art, then ISAC is for you.

What is the members area?2017-12-28T19:01:42+01:00

Members area is a password protected, members only access where you can find a directory of all our members both individuals and organizations. There is also a social wall for members to post announcements such as jobs, crew / casting call, internship, auditions, etc.  

How can I support ISAC?2017-12-28T19:07:56+01:00

We’re so glad you asked! 🙂 There are many ways you can help us: