Your use of Create's website is subject to our terms and conditions of use. 

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.

Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded is €1,000.

2019 Deadlines: (Round 1) Monday 25 March; (Round 2) Monday 29 July.

Application forms are available below in English. For forms in Irish or large format, for further information on application criteria and assessment, or to book an advisory session about the Scheme, please contact Áine Crowley, 01-4736600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read the AIC FAQ

2018 Application Pack (form + guidelines) for the Research & Development Award without mentoring, Research & Development Award with mentoring and the Research & Development Award with mentoring for an artist from a minority ethnic background:

Please note that the attached application packs (guidelines and application forms) have been updated on the 21st May 2018. Applicants are required to use only these application packs. Applications will now only be accepted when sent using WeTransfer

AIC Research & Development [DOCX] 2018
AIC Research & Development [PDF] 2018

Sign-up to Create's eBulletin

@CreateIreland

CreateIreland
CreateIreland Call for artists: @WHATartshealth invites artists of all arts disciplines to be Artist in Residence at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in 2019. Deadline: 7 February 2019. See bit.ly/2EzP1sX for more details. pic.twitter.com/EfessQQeIs
10 days ago.
CreateIreland
CreateIreland Can art be a force for social change? This is the question posed by Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera through her work, lately with @Tate . Tania worked with Tate Neighbours, opening the institution and shifting the power inherent in such a place. bit.ly/2CUXhmf pic.twitter.com/uPEm6lSKAg
12 days ago.
CreateIreland
CreateIreland Call for applications for the Artists Development Programme 2019 “Urban rejuvenation: Limerick as a source of inspiration”- a 6 week-long residency in Luxembourg, mentored by acclaimed Finnish artist Jorma Puranen. Closing Wednesday, 23 January 2019. @EIB bit.ly/2F839tL pic.twitter.com/NElNLyN8Ke
12 days ago.