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.
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.
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.
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.
Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.
Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.
Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.
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.
LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson, Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.
Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).
Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.
Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.
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.
Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.