national development agency for collaborative arts
in social and community contexts

2010 Opportunities

Over an eighteen month period Create and Common Ground undertook an action research project – Connect Mentoring Programme – to examine mentoring for collaborative and participative arts.

As a result of the research findings Create and Common Ground administered two mentoring awards available to artists working in collaborative/participative arts in two specific context areas: Arts and Health and Cultural Diversity.

The mentoring awards were open to artists, across all art forms, working collaboratively in culturally diverse contexts. The awards were intended to support the establishment and development of mentoring support with a named mentor.

The Connect Mentoring Programme is an Arts Council funded initiative.

Arts and Health Mentoring Award (€1,000)

The recipients were: Sheelagh Broderick mentee; Marie Brett, mentor

Eligible applicants needed to describe arts and health practice which was of a collaborative nature – i.e. work produced with staff, service users and/or families in a health care setting. This seed funding was not available to support mentoring in arts and health where the practice prioritised therapeutic outcomes.

Cultural Diversity Mentoring Award (€1,000)

The recipients were; Melatu Okorie (mentee) and Lia Mills( mentor)

Eligible applicants needed to describe collaborative/participative arts practice produced with communities of place and/or interest where the focus of interest was cultural diversity.

Create is involved periodically in commissions and awards with partner organisations.

Information on these opportunities and how to apply will be available here, along with details of past initiatives.

And the award goes to… TheatreClub

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, is delighted to announce the award recipient of the Create/NCAD Bursary Award.

Doireann Coady of TheatreClub, a Dublin based collective founded in 2008 will work collaboratively with groups in the Liberties area, using the lecture theatre space in NCAD Gallery as a creative base for the week of 9 August, interacting with the neighbourhood and people living in the Dublin 8 area.

The process will feed into the work that will be shown as part of Absolut Fringe 2010.

The Create/NCAD bursary award is designed to offer practitioners who are taking part in  Absolut Fringe a week long space to undertake research and reflection on what it is to collaborate with communities in the making of new work.

In addition the Bursary award recipient is offered creative producing support from Create.

For this inaugural award, Create worked with Absolut Fringe Festival to support theatre artists who work collaboratively.

 

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Kevin Murphy

Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy introducing the Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Arts and Civil Society Symposium, 20 and 21 October 2011, Christchurch, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

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Pat Cooke

Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.

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Participation and Practice

Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.

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Sarah Tuck, Dr Anthony Downey

Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.

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Engaging Communities debate

Engaging Communities – The Permeable Institution. One of three concurrent LAB Debates. Left to right: Lisa Moran, Topher Campbell, Declan McGonagle (Chair), Tom Creed, William Ring.

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LAB Reports panel

LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson,  Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.

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Cultural and Civic Space

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).

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Annette Moloney

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.

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Arts, Civil Society and Crisis

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.

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Nuno Sacramento

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis. Pictured: Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Nuno Sacramento. Arts and Civil Society Symposium, Cork, October 20-21, 2011. All photos: Susan Walsh.

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Create volunteers

Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.