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Pléasc (2017), Fíbín. Image: Seán T Ó Meallaigh.
Pléasc (2017), Fíbín. Image: Seán T Ó Meallaigh. Pléasc is funded by the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.

Artist in the Community Scheme Information Sessions

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers Artist in the Community Scheme grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.

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.

Create is pleased to announce we will host two information sessions on applying to the Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC) ahead of the June 25th deadline.

Session 1: Áine Crowley, AIC Coordinator with previous AIC award recipient Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green

Where: Killarney library, Rock Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

When: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Time: 6-8pm

Booking: Contact Create This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 01- 473 6600

Session 2: Áine Crowley AIC Coordinator with previous AIC award recipient Ceara Conway

Where: O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, H91TK33

When: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Time: 4-6pm

Booking: Contact Create This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 01- 473 6600

The AIC information session is about answering any questions you might have about making an application to the Scheme. It’s also about sharing experience of developing and delivering a collaborative project, through the Scheme. If you are an artist or a community organisation interested in the Artist in the Community Scheme but don’t know where to start, come talk to us. If you are an artist interested in developing a collaborative project with a community organisation or in a community situation this event is for you. If you are an artist who has applied before and would like to access further detail on the application process, please join us.

Ceara Conway

As a previous recipient of AIC Research and Development with Mentoring Award and as an artist who has collaborated with a community through a Project Realisation Award, Ceara Conway will speak at the Galway Information Session. Ceara will share her experience of ‘Making Visible’ a public performance artwork which was a collaboration between herself and ‘Able Women’’, a group of women who in 2013 were seeking asylum in Ireland and living within the Direct Provision System. Ceara Conway is an Irish artist and singer working in performance, song and traditional folk practices. She has a track record in producing experiential performance works that utilise elements such as live singing, appropriated texts, testimonies and visual art to explore social and cultural experiences of power and loss in response to issues such as cultural colonialism, exile and migration.

Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green

As a previous recipient of an AIC Research and Development award and also the Project Realisation award, Zoë will speak at the Kerry Information Session. Zoë will reflect on her project A Walk In My Shoes, coming to a close in May this year. She will talk about the work she developed with members of the Dingle Camphill Community, where people of different abilities live and work together. They collaborated on a dance and film project, which resulted in three live performances at different sites and a final 20 minute dance film shot throughout the project. 

Zoë ‘s work incorporates different art forms but she most often makes live performances involving movement and dance. She is also a visual artist and creates installation, sculpture, and uses video, often with projection, in her work. She has enjoyed a number of different collaborative projects both with other professional artists as well as with communities.

2018 deadlines: (Round 1) Monday 26 March, (Round 2) Monday 25 June - 5pm

For further information on the scheme and how to apply, visit the Artist in the Community Scheme section on our website.


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