Artist in the Community Scheme 10 Year Gathering - November 27

In partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Create welcomes you to AIC10, which marks a decade of artwork funded under the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme. We are delighted to celebrate with artists and communities the creation of innovative and inspiring collaborative arts projects throughout the last ten years.

Date: 27 November
Time: 10 am - 4.30 pm 
Venue: The Chapel, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Create has been successfully managing the Artist in the Community Scheme on behalf of the Arts Council for the last ten years. In that time, hundreds of projects have come to fruition across the country, involving countless community members and groups and many of Ireland’s leading artists. Reaching a ten year milestone provides us with the opportunity to reflect and take stock of the dynamic body of work that has been produced from this funding opportunity; gives us a chance to celebrate the achievements of the artists and communities involved, as well as looking forward to what the next decade will bring in the area of collaborative arts.

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The day will end with a Performance at 5.30: Good Works with artist John Byrne

‘Good Works’ is a collaborative performance featuring singers from The Carlow Choral Society, The Dublin Bach Singers and their director Blanaid Murphy. This unique ‘Art Service’ features new hymns written and composed by Byrne, scored by Elaine Agnew. The ceremony will feature soloists Cian Brady and Maria Hughes with guest readers, Catriona Crowe, Declan McGonagle, Brian Keenan and Alberto Duman. This work is supported by Cavan Arts and The International Fund for Ireland. 

Tickets for John Byrne's Good Works - An Art Service are still available through Eventbrite here:


9.30 – 10.00        Registration + Tea | Coffee

Screening of ‘Home’ | Rhona Byrne and the Ballymun Pigeon Club

10.00 – 10.15        Welcome | Orlaith McBride, Director Arts Council

10.15 – 10.30        Supporting Collaborative Practice | Patrick Fox, Director Create 

Launch of AIC Vimeo Channel

10.30 – 10.45        Arts Participation | Orla Moloney, Arts Council

10.45 – 11.00        Getting to know your neighbour

11.00 – 11.30        Situation Room: Critical Cartographies for Engaged Practice | Ailbhe Murphy, Artist

11.30 – 12.00        AIC Scheme Highlights | Katherine Atkinson, Create

12.00 – 13.00        Lunch + Performance*

The Lost and Found Sound Assembly -construction no. 3
Composer: George Higgs
Performers: The Sense Ensemble
Seán Carpio | Shauna Hathaway | George Higgs | Amylee Mulvey | Abi Osa | Helen Ward

13.00 – 14.30        Panel Discussion | Past Awardees

Chair: Katrina Goldstone                                                                                     
Tara Kennedy & Jo Anne Butler | Louise Lowe, Owen Boss & Terry Fagan | Michele Horrigan | Dylan Tighe & Catherine Joyce | Oonagh Young & Nicole Rourke | Vukasin Nedeljkovic | Sean Taylor 

14.30 – 14.45        European Cultural Contact Point Presentation

14.45 – 15.00        Arts & Older People AIC Bursary | Ríonach Ní Néill, Choreographer

14.55 – 16.00        Panel Discussion | Peer Selection

Chair: Paul Johnson                                                                                                              
Liz Burns | Dominic Campbell | Maeve Dineen | Sheila Gorman | Willie White | Katherine Atkinson

16.00 – 16.30        Questions & Summary

16.30 – 17.30        Break 

17.30 – 18.15        Good Works, An Art Service by John Byrne with combined choirs*

*Originally supported by the Artist in the Community Scheme

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