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Create Collaborative Arts Networking Day 2014

Date: 1 December, 2014
IMMA, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Join the conversation: @CreateIreland and #NNDCreate

Booking is required - Book on



9.45 – 10.30

Tea and Coffee

10.30 – 11.00

Welcome: Sheila Pratschke Chair of Arts Council
Introduction to the Day: Curator Michelle Browne & Katherine Atkinson Create
Tea and coffee

11.00 – 11.20

Evidence I: Making Visible
Ceara Conway with Able Women | Galway

11.20 – 12.40

The Art of Politics: Jonas Staal and Anthony Haughey in conversation

12.40 – 13.30

Evidence II: Jennie Moran/Luncheonette
Unholy Mess - a shared meal to take place in an altered chapel

Evidence III:
Between Land & Water
Outlandish Theatre with diverse womens group, Dublin 8


Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees)
Softday with beekeepers and Glenstal Abbey | Limerick

13.30 – 15.00

Resilience & Sustainability in context: Marjetica Potrc and Ailbhe Murphy in conversation

15.00 – 15.30

Evidence IV:
Between Land and Water
Outlandish Theatre

Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees)
Softday with beekeepers and Glenstal Abbey | Limerick

Teampall fuaime Ian Wilson with the Cork Chamber Choir | Cork

(These works will run concurrently in different spaces )

Tea and Coffee

15.30 – 17.00

What does success look like in collaborative arts?
Anna Furse, Maddy Costa, Britt Jurgensen, chaired by Susanne Bosch

17.00 – 17.15

Round up and goodbyes

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts (Ireland) is grateful for key funding from the Arts Council and also receives support from Dublin City Arts Office.

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Guest artists for Create Networking Day New World Summit: Jonas Staal, Berlin (2012). Image : Lidia Rossner.

Create Collaborative Arts Networking Day
1st December, 2014

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Guest Artists

Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin. She studied Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and Arts Management in UCD. Much of her work is performance based and collaborative. She has performed and exhibited both nationally and internationally recently taking part in Using the Museum, Van Abbemuseum, Holland; Belfast International Festival of Performance Art, University of Ulster, Belfast; Galway Dance Days in Collaboration with choreographer Emma Martin; The Year of the Flood, Flood Gallery, Dublin. Browne has curated a number of exhibitions including Out of Site from 2006-2008, Between You and Me and the Four Walls for IETM at Project Arts Centre in Dublin, Tulca Season of Visual Art 2010, Vital Signs Arts in Health in Context The Arts Council and Create and These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle 2014. She has been commissioned and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Culture Ireland and The Office of Public Works. Upcoming projects include a percent for art commission for the Health Service Executive Ireland, Forecast with Commonage curatorial platform in Kilkenny and Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork. Browne is currently guest lecturer in sculpture and expanded practice at NCAD. She has curated the Create Networking Day for the last two years.

Anna Furse is Head of Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, where she also leads the international laboratory MA in Performance Making and co-directs the Centre of the Body, Following early training with the Royal Ballet through the 1960’s and with Peter Brook in Paris and Grotowski’s Teatr Laboratorium in the 1970s, her career has included: 30 years as an award-winning director, writer, project leader, programmer, artistic director, curator, consultant and educator. She has directed over 50 productions from small scale to regional reps, theatre-in-education, disabled theatre, the RSC, for BBC radio, and touring internationally. A published/performed writer, her innovative anthology Theatre in Pieces (Methuen 2011) includes Don Juan.Who?/Don Juan.Kdo? her co-production with Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana, (FeEAST Festival, 2008). This work was evolved in cyberspace by a geographically dispersed company of 8 and invented fresh ways to harness technology for collaborative creation. Among several more recent smaller scale works, her solo When We Were Birds premiered in Palermo in 2013 and was presented at Live Collision Festival and GIFT in 2014.

Anna regularly speaks at international conferences and leads masterclass/workshops (e.g. The Beijing Dance Academy 2013). Supporting younger artists includes mentoring for ACE (most recently Kerri McLean’s Mermaid project) and consultancy (Zoukak, Beirut).

Anthony Haughey has been working within culturally diverse art, community and academic contexts for more than 20 years, both as an artist and educator. He lives and works in Ireland. He is an artist and lecturer/researcher in the School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology where he is also a PhD supervisor at the Centre for Research in Transcultural Media Practice. He is an editorial advisor for the photographic journal Photographies published by Routledge (London). His work has been exhibited and collected internationally and is represented in many public and private collections. Recent exhibitions in 2014 include, Soundings, dlr Lexicon, Motivational Deficit, Crawford Gallery, Cork Making History and Homelands, Colombo Art Biennial. Exhibitions in 2013 include, Northern Ireland: 30 years of photography in the MAC and Belfast Exposed, New Irish Landscapes in the Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing, Homelands, a major British Council exhibition touring south Asia, Citizen in Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda and MCAC, Portadown. Strike! and Labour and Lockout at LCGA. He also completed a commission for the Aftermath project, which toured Ireland in autumn 2013. Monographs include The Edge of Europe (1996), Disputed Territory (2006) and an artist’s book with Susanne Bosch, State (2011) as well as numerous catalogues and art journals. He was awarded the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme: Bursary Award: Cultural Diversity (2013). He is currently working on a solo exhibition for LCGA in January 2015.

Through his recent projects Haughey has become increasingly interested in the dialogical relationship between his art practice, the Global Migration Research Network and various publics. He intends reflectively writing through these processes by drawing on academic, visual culture, political and community art discourse analysis to expand and critically contribute to theoretical debates within socially engaged art practices in Ireland and internationally at this time of global economic crisis.

Artist Ailbhe Murphy’s practice has explored questions of agency, knowledge and representation in urban, neighbourhood and organisational situations. Earlier work includes long-term collaborations with IMMA, St. Michael’s Estate Family Resource Centre, the LYCS and City Arts including ‘Once is Too Much’ (1987 – 2004) and ‘Tower Songs’ (2003-2006). She was awarded her Ph.D from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 2011. She is a member of the interdisciplinary art and research platform Vagabond Reviews which combines socially engaged art and research practice. Current Vagabond Reviews projects include Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles as part of Phoenix Rising, Art and Civic Imagination currently on exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Arcade Project a community-based, arts research initiative in collaboration with the Rialto Youth Project. Other projects include the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s Legacy Project (2013) curated by Valerie Connor. ‘Still, We Work’ was exhibited at the Gallery of Photography and 126 Gallery, Galway as part of the Tulca Visual Arts festival 2013 and at Cork City Hall and EU House Dublin in 2014 and the ‘Sliabh Bán Art House’ (2011-2012), a participatory public art project commissioned by Galway City Council, which explored concepts of home, displacement and embodied local identities in a new and culturally diverse Galway neighbourhood.

Marjetica Potrc is an artist and architect based in Ljubljana and Berlin. Her many community-based on-site projects include Dry Toilet(Caracas, 2003) and The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009). Since 2011, she has been a professor at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg. Students of her course Design for the Living World develop participatory design projects during long-term residencies such as the Soweto Project (Soweto, SA, 2014). Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the Americas, including in such major exhibitions as the Venice Biennial (1993, 2003, 2009), the São Paulo Biennial (1996, 2006), and Skulptur: Projekte in Münster, Germany (1997). She has shown her work regularly at the Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm since 2003; among her important solo exhibitions are shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001), the List Visual Arts Centre at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004), the De Appel Foundation for Contemporary Art in Amsterdam (2004), the Portikus Gallery in Frankfurt am Main (2006), The Curve at the Barbican Art Galleries in London (2007), the Max Protetch Gallery in New York (2008), and the Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art in Basel (2012).

She has also been a visiting professor at a number of other institutions, including  MIT (2005) and IUAV in Venice (2008, 2010). In Potrc's view, the sustainable solutions that are implemented and disseminated by communities serve to empower these communities and help create a democracy built from below. Potrc has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York (2007).

Jonas Staal is an artist who lives and works in Rotterdam. He studied monumental art in the Netherlands (NL) and the US. He is a PhD researcher in contemporary propaganda at the University of Leiden, NL. His work includes interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures, and publications, and focuses on the relationship between art, politics, and ideology. His essay “Post-propaganda” (2009) and publication Power?… To Which People?!(2010), provide the theoretical basis for this line of work. His most recent book is Art, Property of Politics III: Closed Architecture (2011), which researches a prison model developed by far-right Freedom Party politician Fleur Agema. His work has appeared in various exhibitions,most recently he was selected to be in the 9th Berlin Biennale,with the “New World Summit" Parliament,

The “New World Summit” is an alternative parliament for political and juridical representatives of organizations currently placed on international terrorist lists. Past work includes 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2012; Enacting Populism, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012; 1:1 Hans van Houwelingen & Jonas Staal, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp, 2011–12; Tricksters Tricked—(un)covering identity, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2010; and History of Art, the, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2010. He regularly publishes in newspapers and magazines such as de Groene Amsterdammer,Metropolis M, and NRC Handelsblad.

Jonas Staal with Moussa Ag Assarid presented the collaborative project New World Embassy: Azawad. It explores the intersection of art, theory, and activism through the proposition of temporarily instituting an operational embassy as an extraterritorial space of representation, negotiation, and international exchange.

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SAVE THE DATE: Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts – December 1–-december-1–-december-1 Marjetica Potrc and Ooze 'Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden', 2010. Marjetica Potrc will take part in the Create Networking Day 2014. Image: Roman Mensing.

A day of networking & sharing with guest artist panels

When: 1 December
Where: IMMA Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Time: 9.45 – 17.15
Cost: 12 euro (lunch included).
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NB: For Create members the event is free of charge.

Join the conversation: @CreateIreland and #NNDCreate


1st December is scheduled for our National Networking event this year, which will take place in IMMA.

After the success of last year’s Networking Day we’re all set to gather the collaborative arts sector together again to celebrate, share, provoke and discuss.

We’re changing the pace and emphasis a little this year, focusing on quality time for discussion and providing the opportunity to engage with live performance and collaborative arts projects, emphasizing the philosophical and the reflective. The concept behind the Day is to create an open space, and loose structure, for understanding what collaborative artists are doing and why. We’re delighted to announce that Ailbhe Murphy, Anthony Haughey, Jonas Staal and Marjetica Potrc will all be contributing to the day – creating a rich tapestry of discussion and observation on art, politics and how to work in context.

Over the course of the day attendees will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, interact with guest artists, be inspired by dynamic and vibrant collaborative arts projects created here and elsewhere, a number of which will be programmed as part of the Day.

This year, the day will again be curated by the artist Michelle Browne in collaboration with the team at Create.

We’re delighted that the food will be provided by the fabulous Luncheonnette (aka Jennie Moran).


See the Create Networking Day agenda here

Who should attend?

Artists across artform working in the context of participatory or socially engaged practice; arts organisations and festivals who programme socially engaged work; curators; outreach officers, cultural institutions; arts educators; community organisations.

Further information from Jane O’Rourke,, 01-4736600.

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Create and MA SPACE, LIT Limerick civil society talks – October to December Public address system

Create in partnership with Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT Limerick is programming a series of Civil Society talks as part of its MA SPACE (Social Practice And the Creative Environment). Create encourages debate on the role of the arts in civil society and curates public talks and lectures designed to further critical thinking, and raise the profile and understanding of collaborative arts as a dynamic contemporary arts practice.


1:30pm to c.2:30pm


Georges Quay campus, FF13. TBC

Lecturers Sean Taylor and Marilyn Lennon, who run the MA Space Programme, are interested in programming talks that challenge and provoke the students. For the 2014 autumn term, the aim of the series of talks is to bring a range of experts to the programme to discuss their expertise and research concerns in fields that have discreet languages, methods and structures. The topics include migrant womens’ rights; science and technology; disability arts; economics and austerity; labour & work practices; Traveller ethnicity.

Speakers will include Salome Mbugua,( AkidWA) , Niamh McCann ( actor and trainer);  Padraig Naughton (Arts& Disability Ireland) ; Michael Taft (Unite the Union) Shaun O Boyle (Science Gallery); David Joyce (barrister/Traveller Rights) ; Joel Conroy, documentary maker; Paul Candon (digital activism) Katherine Atkinson, Project Support and Professional Development manager at Create.

Last year's talk series took place from October 2013 to February 2014.

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Your Place and Mine: a survey on public awareness of the built environment Your Place And Mine. Image:

Create is delighted to be involved in an exciting new initiative ‘Your Place and Mine: A survey to explore public awareness of architecture and the built environment in Ireland.'
It is a UCD research project initiated by Emmett Scanlon (School of Architecture) and Dr Suzanne Guerin (School of Psychology) of University College Dublin, in collaboration with Create.

The research team comprises of Principal Investigator Emmett Scanlon, Co-Investigator Dr Suzanne Guerin and Research Assistant Ekaterina Tikhoniouk.

This project has been part-funded, following an open-call process, under the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 Implementation Programme by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Additional support is provided by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

Enquiries can be made to the lead researcher Emmett Scanlon at

Create will also be distributing the survey via its Ebulletin and social media.

For more project and survey information, see:

Read the press release here.

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Irish Collaborations in Liverpool in October 2014  

Liverpool Ireland Cultural Corridor presents


Irish Collaborations in Liverpool this October


Create, Dublin City Arts Office, Fire Station Artists’ Studios and IADT


At the beginning of October Irish artists will travel to Liverpool with work that will highlight the range and dynamism of collaborative and live art practice in Ireland. The group will show work and discuss the broader development of collaboration in Ireland at this key historical moment, touching on the ways in which collaborative art has become a key practice in Ireland , reflecting complex economic and political realities. With a view to developing the initiative and taking it to the next stage by seeding curatorial and artistic partnerships, there will be a series of talks, meetings and the work of the artists will be showcased in different cultural venues in Liverpool- including the Bluecoat, FACT, Tate Liverpool and Static.

Participating artists include Seamus Nolan; Gareth Kennedy; Jesse Jones; Dominic Thorpe; Michelle Browne, Rhona Byrne, Michael Fortune, Martin Healy, Dennis McNulty, Niamh O’Malley and Jenny Brady.



In 2013, the Bluecoat (Liverpool) and Create(Dublin) came together to initiate an investigative process, assessing the potential for the arts and cultural sectors in Liverpool and Ireland to work in partnership, specifically looking at opportunities for artistic residencies and exhibitions, joint programming, skills transfer and knowledge exchange. Working with partners in Liverpool and Dublin including Liverpool and Dublin City Councils.

Irish arts organisations travelled to Liverpool in October 2013, meeting a range of cultural leaders, festival programmers and arts organisations.

This next event under the auspices of the Liverpool Ireland Cultural Corridor , October 2014 is made possible by a range of partners – Create; Culture Ireland, Dublin City Council; the Bluecoat, FACT, Fire Station Artist Studios, Live Collision, Tate Liverpool and Liverpool City Council.

The programme will take place 1st & 2nd October across 3 venues- Tate Liverpool, The Bluecoat and FACT.

Producer: Lynnette Moran, Live Collision.

Public Events Timetable 1st October

11.30 – 1.00 TATE Liverpool, Albert Dock

Panel Discussion.

Katherine Atkinson Create chairs presentations by Jesse Jones, Gareth Kennedy, Seamus Nolan followed by discussion

2.15 – 4.00 BLUECOAT

Presentation of work at the Bluecoat. Organiser: Rachel Goodsall

2.15 -    2.30    Amanda Coogan (outside, courtyard)
2.30-   3.30   (indoors) Michelle Brown, Dominic Thorpe, action based presentations, introduced by Lynette Moran, Live Collision

4.00 – 6.00 Informal networking throughout the city

6.00 – 8.15 FACT 88 Wood Street. Organiser: Sheena Barrett

Transit and Transport - Artists Films introduced by Maeve Connolly
Work by Rhona Byrne, Michael Fortune, Martin Healy, Dennis McNulty, Jenny Brady and Niamh O'Malley, who will all be present.


Artist biogs

Jenny Brady is an artist based in Dublin working with the moving image to explore ideas around language, perception and translation. She completed an M.A in Visual Arts Practices, IADT in 2011 and recent presentations include EVA International 2014, Limerick curated by Bassam El Baroni, Images Festival 2014, Toronto, Futures '13 RHA, Dublin, TULCA Golden Mountain (2013), curated by Valerie Connor and Make Shift (2013) Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh curated by Modern Edinburgh Film School. She will participate in Primal Architecture, IMMA (2014) and Wade In (2014), Canada curated by Chris Clarke and recent awards include Arts Council Project Award (2013), Travel and Training Award (2014, 2013, 2012) and Visual Arts Bursary (2011. She is currently working with Critical Forum Dublin on a new artists’ moving image biennial which will take place in early 2015.

Michelle Browne is an artist and curator based in Dublin, Ireland. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently taking part in Belfast International Festival of Performance Art (Northern Ireland), IETM, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (Ireland), Labour (London, Derry & Dublin), The European Performance Art Festival (Poland), Trouble (Belgium), A Lens With a Conscience (USA), The National Review of Live Art (Scotland), Urban Wasanii (Kenya), and Subject to Ongoing Change with the Performance Collective, Galway Arts Centre (Ireland).

She received a first class honours degree in Sculpture and History of Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and a distinction in her Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration from University College Dublin.

She curated These Immovable Walls: Performing Power at Dublin Castle in July 2014. Michelle is the founder of OUT OF SITE, a festival of live art in public space in Dublin, presenting performances by over 40 national and international artists across Dublin city from 2006 - 2008. In 2009 she curated Vital Signs an exhibition of Arts in Health in Context as part of a programme for The Arts Council and Create.

Rhona Byrne lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Rhona makes sculptural objects and spatial environments combining sculpture, performance and processes of participation that explore a negotiation of object, place and social practice. Recent exhibitions and projects, include; Verksmi?jan, Hjalteyri, Iceland; the Irish Museum of Modern Art IMMA; Norfolk and Norwich Arts Festival, Uk; Open Studio, Bolthole, Tate Modern and Tate Britain;Gracelands at EVA, Limerick; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh and Whitebox, New York. She graduated from NCAD with a BFA in Sculpture in 1994. She has been commissioned and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland, The Office of Public Works. She graduated from NCAD with a BFA in Sculpture in 1994. She has been commissioned and supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland, The Office of Public Works.

Amanda Coogan is one of Ireland's leading contemporary visual artists working in the field of Performance Art. Her work is challenging, provocative and always visually stimulating. She was awarded the AIB Art prize in 2004. She has performed and exhibited her work extensively including The Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hibernia Academy and the Hugh Lane. Brought up by deaf parents, she is one of Ireland’s most skilled sign language interpreters. Coogan’s recent practice has been concentrating on the longitudinal durational performance presented as living installation in the gallery. She presents both solo works and group performances. The long durational aspect of her presentations invites elements of chaos with the unknown and unpredicted erupting dynamically through her live artworks.

Michael Fortune is an artist with over a decade of experience working on collaborative and participatory projects. From his studio in rural Wexford Michael Fortune conducts long and short-term project work in communities and institutions throughout Ireland. Working predominantly in film and photography, much of his practice revolves around the collection of material which he generates out of the relationships and experiences he develops with the people/communities he encounters. Much of Fortune’s work borrows from the popular conventions of film, home video, snap photography and the printed media and his work can be seen as growing out of a tradition of social documentary and anthropological film. Recent projects can be viewed at,,,,, and

Martin Healy was born in London in 1967; he lives and works in Dublin. He works predominantly through the mediums of photography and video and his works have been shown widely both nationally and internationally.

He is a recent recipient of a residency at Cove Park, Scotland. Other residencies include the International Studio Programme Residency at PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York (2000/01), Artists’ Residency Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2007), Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2008), and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios / HIAP-International Residency Exchange, Helsinki (2010).

Recent solo exhibitions include Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (forthcoming 2014), ‘The Future Perfect’, Rubicon Projects, Brussels; ‘The Inhabitant’, Temple Bar Gallery and studios, Dublin; ‘Facsimile’, Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall.

Jesse Jones is a Dublin based artist. She studied sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Her films and videos explore historical gestures of communal culture through processes of disruption and ambiguity which may hold resonance in our current, social and political landscape. Solo exhibitions include 'The Other North', Artsonje Centre, Seoul and The Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry (2013); 'Sleepwalkers', The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, (2012); 'The Struggle Against Ourselves', Spike Island, Bristol (2012) and REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011). She also took part in Real DMZ project, on the border of North and South Korea in summer 2013. Jones will be participating in group exhibitions in 2014 such as 'Otherwise', Alternativa Festival WYSPA, Gdansk, Poland; 'Invisible Violence', Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade and ARTIUM Basque Country.

Major commissions she is working on in 2014 include The Prosperity Project (the Office of Public Works and Create); and a major collaborative commission with Sarah Browne, ‘In the Shadow of the State’, commissioned by Artangel and Create.

Gareth Kennedy’s work is invested in a socially engaged practice which addresses specific environmental, social, aesthetic and economic concerns within located contexts.

Over the last few years, he has been developing an anthropological aesthetic to generate 'folk fictions'. These works draw on the social, cultural and economic history of a people and a place to craft work that is a meaningful composite of these histories.

This method has entailed working with such diverse professionals as archeologists, anthropologists, film archivists, museum directors, folklorists and scientists as well as festival organizers, craftspeople, fishermen and park rangers amongst others.

Live Collision, established in 2009 by Lynnette Moran, Director & Founder, Live Collision has grown a reputation as the leading curatorial model of live art in Ireland; a curated platform for exceptional performance makers, bringing some of the most exciting national and international artists to Dublin. Invited artists, both make and present challenging new works that encourage audiences to experience live performance in fresh new ways. Together we actively explore the proximity between ‘liveness’ and ‘performance’, between the collective experience and the isolated encounter.

Live Collision International Festival is supported by Arts Council’s Festival and Events Scheme, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre, Create, Dublin Fringe Festival’s Fringe Lab, Culture Ireland, GIFT Festival, British Council Ireland, The Lir and in 2014 we welcome new partners The Library Project, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Science Gallery, Pop Up Happenings, Darklight and LeCool.

Dennis McNulty is an artist whose work is generated through an investigation of embodied knowledge in relation to other forms of knowledge, often in the context of the built environment. Beginning with detailed research of various kinds, and informed by his studies in engineering and psychoacoustics, the works often take hybrid forms, drawing on aspects of cinema, sculpture, sound and performance.

Recent solo projects include PROTOTYPES at Limerick City Gallery of Art, McNulty's first solo exhibition at a public institution in Ireland, curated by Mary Conlon The Face of Something New, Scriptings, Berlin (2013); A Stew of Universals, ZKU - Zentrum fur Kunst and Urbanistik, Berlin (2013); INTERZONE, Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin (2012); Precast, Robin Hood Gardens and Preston's Road roundabout, Blackwall, East London (2012);

Seamus Nolan studied sculpture in the National College of Art and Design, and went on to develop his practice based on a critical reading of the role of the artist in society. Recent work includes 10th President where As a way of honouring the survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland and of recognising those who died in institutional and state care, Seamus Nolan has invited President Michael D Higgins to hand over, for the period of one day, the Presidency of Ireland posthumously to Willie Delaney, a child who died whilst under the care of the state. Other work includes 'Every Action' for Newtopia, the state of human rights, Mechelen Belgium, Contours of the Common, CCA Derry-Londonderry, 'Trades Club Revival' with Create and The Model Sligo, which saw the revival of the traditional working man’s club; the attempted hijack of a Ryanair flight for St Patrick's day, Flight NM7104, for Terminal Convention, an off-site exhibition and seminar situated in the abandoned Airport terminal building at Cork Airport, and a refusal to participate in Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Niamh O’Malley lives and works in Dublin. Her practice includes video, drawing, painting and sculpture, through which she develops projects that interrogate issues around mark-making and attention. Niamh O’Malley has made numerous solo exhibitions in recent years including a five venue solo show called ‘The Mayo Collaborative’ Ireland (2013), ‘Garden’, Project Arts Centrem, Dublin (2013) Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norway (2012), ‘Model’, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2011), ‘Island’, Centre Culturel Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2010), ‘Frame, Glass, Black’ Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France (2010), She will have a solo exhibition in the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, December 2014.Her work is included in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Hugh Lane, Dublin City Gallery, the Arts Council of Ireland & Galleria Arte Moderna, Turin. O’Malley received a PhD in practice-led research from University of Ulster, Belfast in 2003.

Dominic Thorpe graduated from the National College of Art and Design with an MA in 2006 having previously received a degree and diploma in Fine Art from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. By employing various media including , performance, video, photography, installation and sound recording his work investigates male identity which he identifies through ideas of private and public struggle. By drawing on context and collaborative based processes his recent work has explored the building of relationships with individuals and communities through making and positioning work in different areas of Dublin where suicide rates among young people are high and constant. He has shown work nationally and internationally He continues to develop collaborative work with the performance collective. To date he has received bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and the Kildare County Council.

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Artist in the Community Scheme Second Round 2014: Successful Applicants  

Create is delighted to announce the successful applicants to the Second Round of the Artist in the Community Scheme. Nine applicants were successful under the Research and Development phase, five with mentors, and five applicants were successful for Project Realisation.

The applications focus on different artforms including music, visual arts, theatre, film and dance. The Research and projects will take place all round the country - in Dublin, Cork, Limerick; Galway, Kilkenny, Westmeath, Wicklow, Kerry and Donegal. The community contexts include arts and cultural diversity; arts and disability; arts and older people and a broad range of communities of interest.

Research and Development Awards

Artist; Community/Context; Artform; Location

Emma Lohan & Aoife Casby; Galway Simon Community; arts and community; music; Galway

Tracy Ryan; Rowlagh Womens’ Group; community of interest; theatre; Dublin

Toma McCullim; Bantry Day Care Centre; arts and health; visual arts; Cork

Philippa Donnellan; Dance Limerick; community of interest; dance; Limerick;

Research and Development with Mentoring

Artist; Community/Context; Artform; Location (Mentor)

Laragh Pittman; City Explorers Club; arts and cultural diversity; visual arts; Dublin (Dr. Aine O’Brien)

Niamh O'Connor; Antenatal groups; community of interest; visual arts; Westmeath (Chrissie Poulter)

Hazel Dixon; Lourdes Celtic Football Club; community of interest; visual arts; Dublin (Rhona Byrne)

Ita Morrissey; Cuidiu Kilkenny; community of interest; theatre; Kilkenny, (Brokentalkers)

Orla Breslin; Kenmare Lace Festival; community of interest; visual arts; Kerry (Marie Brett)

Project Realisation

Community; Artist; Project title; Context; Artform; Location

Short Term

Dodder Angler Club; Martina O'Brien; Fly Tying; community of interest; visual arts; Dublin

Enable Ireland Limerick Adult Services; Spoken Dance; The Thursday Club; arts and disability; film; Limerick

Long Term

Arklow Rowing Club and Blown Identity; George Higgs; River Borne; community of interest; music; Co Wicklow

North Inner City Folklore Project; Owen Boss; Vardo; arts and cultural diversity; visual arts; Dublin

Dive North: Malin Head Shipwrecks; Marie Barrett; Fathom; community of interest; film; Donegal


Jim Culleton, artistic director, Fishamble: the New Play Company; Siobhán Mulcahy, Clare Arts Officer; Vaari Claffey, independent visual arts curator.

Observers: Liz Powell, Head of Arts Participation, Arts Council; Eimear Harte, Arts Participation Officer, Arts Council; Seamus Crimmins Music Advisor, Arts Council.

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Cork Ignite Commission with Simon McKeown – re-scheduled for 2015–-re-scheduled-for-2015–-re-scheduled-for-2015 Artist Simon McKeown, Cork Ignite workshops, June 2014

Create and the National Sculpture Factory Cork are working in partnership on the Cork Ignite commission by internationally renowned artist Simon McKeown. Originally Simon was scheduled to realise an ambitious new artwork as part of Culture Night Cork 2014. Mckeown has already been working with members of the disability community in Cork, through Suisha Inclusive Arts at COPE Foundation and SoundOut in the creation of the work. Simon was commissioned as part of the Ignite programme, Ireland’s most ambitious showcasing of talent from people with disabilities which seeks to increase the profile of work by disabled artists in Cork, Galway and Mayo. Due to the artist’s recent ill-health, the commission will now go ahead in 2015.

Ignite is managed by a unique partnership involving the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), Cork City Council, Galway City and County Councils, and Mayo County Council.

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COLLAB Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) – successful Creative Europe bid–-ambitious-cultural-partnership-successful-in-creative-europe-bid–-ambitious-cultural-partnership-successful-in-creative-europe-bid Partners: Create-Ireland (coordinating partner) Agora Collective , hablarenarte:, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Live Art Development Agency, Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, M-Cult and Tate Liverpool.

Create is delighted to announce its success in its collaborative bid with European partner organisations to Creative Europe Culture Sub-Programme 2014-2020 (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency)

The ambitious joint proposal with arts organisations in the UK, Hungary, Spain, Finland and Germany marks a first for an Irish arts organisation , in that it is the largest funding amount from European cultural funds for a project led by an Irish cultural organisation. The proposal to establish a Europe wide partnership to enhance professional opportunities and training for collaborative artists received excellent feedback results from the Creative Europe Culture sub programme Evaluation Committee panel.

The COLLAB Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) will initiate an ambitious transnational programme to be delivered over a period of 46 months. The different strands of the work programme will cumulatively build skills and competences and offer professional development opportunities for artists through a series of workshops, artist residencies, arts commissions, presentations and a final cultural showcase to be held in 2017. At the heart of the proposal is a cherished goal to improve and open up opportunities for collaborative artists, and enhance their European mobility.

In addition one of the main aims of the COLLAB Art Partnership Programme will be to engage with EU cultural sector, policy makers, academics, cross-sector partners, communities and audiences in the partner countries and beyond in order to facilitate knowledge exchange and cultural policy development. The COLLAB Arts Partnership Programme will support the networking of artists in order to increase their mobility to avail of new opportunities and generate new social, democratic models through expanded understanding of collaborative practices.

Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said:

"I’d like to congratulate Create on this achievement which required hard work and effort; it’s a great example of how a collaborative approach can deliver positive results. Create's achievement will benefit the arts participation sector and the Irish arts sector in general."

Orlaith McBride, Director, Arts Council added:

“The Arts Council congratulates Create on its recent award under the EU Creative Europe Programme. This is a huge milestone for Collaborative Arts practice in Ireland and on the International stage, and we look to the delivery of a programme of professional development, residencies, commissions and exchanges.

“Create’s award marks the first time since 2007 that an Irish organisation has been a lead on a large scale cooperation project. An award of this scale represents an enormous achievement and it demonstrates how the work of Create is being recognised in such a highly competitive European funding environment. We believe that this result is indicative of the Irish arts sector's growing engagement with cultural partnerships and opportunities in Europe.”

Patrick Fox, Project Leader for CAPP, Create said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be working on this very exciting cross European partnership initiative which will bring Irish artists in the collaborative arena to the attention of many European arts organisations, enhancing Irish artists European mobility and opening up new opportunities for them. We are also delighted by the acknowledgement from the Creative Europe programme of the relevance and significance of the project proposal to the broader EU cultural sector.”

Details for Creative Europe successful applications at:

Partner websites

Agora Collective (Germany)

Create (Ireland)

hablarenarte: (Spain)

Kunsthalle Osnabrück (Germany)

Live Art Development Agency (UK)

Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art (Hungary)

M-Cult (Finland)

Tate Liverpool (UK)

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Dance–-september-24-26–-september-24-26 Without by Rosemary Lee (2013). Photo: Simon Alleyne.

Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme
Bursary Award 2014 : Collaborative Dance

The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2014: Collaborative Dance aims to support individual professional dance artists working in the area of collaborative dance or with groups of non-dancers . This is the fifth year that the Arts Council has provided a €10,000 bursary award as part of the Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. This year for the first time the focus will be artform specific as opposed to focusing on a social or community context.

Purpose and priorities of the award

The purpose of the Bursary Award is to support and nurture professional arts practice and it is specifically aimed at a dance artist/s who have a track record of worked collaboratively with groups to produce dance works/performances.

The Bursary Award of €10,000 provides the selected artist with the time and resources to carry out research, and to reflect on and re-consider the questions associated with creating dance work with non-dancers or those who are not professionally trained.

It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the Bursary with the wider dance community and collaborative arts sector.

Create will work in partnership with Dance Ireland in providing information sessions and on the selection process.

Download details of the application process

For further information, contact Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development,

Deadline for applications: 24 October at 5pm.

Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme
Bursary Award 2014 : Collaborative Dance

In partnership with Dance Ireland Create are hosting two information and discussion events for interested artists Limerick and Dublin:

Date: Sept 24
Time: 3-4.30pm
Dance Ireland, Foley Street, Dublin,


Date: Sept 26
Time: 3-4.30pm
Dance Limerick, 1 & 2 John's Square, Limerick

Katherine Atkinson Professional Development Create will talk on the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2014 : Collaborative Dance, on the application process and on how a Bursary can help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development

The event is supported by Dance Limerick

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