national development agency for collaborative arts
in social and community contexts

Policing Dialogues exhibition by What's the Story? Collective and artist Fiona Whelan. The exhibition received the Long Term Project Realisation award under the 2009 Artist in the Community Scheme.

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme – managed by Create


The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme 2013 scheme has closed. Click here for current information about the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme.

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.

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*The First Round deadline was March 14th.

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