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The New Normal: John Conway with breast cancer survivors. Photo Credit: John Conway.

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme
Bursary Award 2018: Collaborative Arts in Health Contexts

The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2018: Collaborative Arts in Health Contexts aims to support individual professional artists in any art-form working collaboratively in the field of Arts and Health.

The purpose of the Bursary Award is to support and nurture professional arts practice and it is specifically aimed at an artist who has a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The Bursary Award of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on practice. More particularly, the Bursary allows the artist to consider key questions associated with arts and health practice using collaborative methodologies.

It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the Bursary with the wider arts and health community and collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust in providing information sessions and on the selection process.

Please read the guidelines linked below for further particulars of the award.

Deadline for applications: 19 November at 5pm.

Download application form and guidelines [PDF]

Further Information

The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2018 is focused specifically on the area of collaborative arts in health contexts, as defined by the Arts Council. The award provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their practice.
It is aimed at artists who:

  • work collaboratively with individuals and groups in the making and interpreting of art within the context of arts and health context and
  • consider and prioritise the quality of the engagement at all stages (e.g. in the planning, making and evaluation of work).

Potential proposals could be those that enable artists working in the area collaborative arts in health contexts to reconsider their collaborative/participative arts thinking and practice through:

  • Research, dialogue and the negotiation of strategic partnerships
  • Participative/collaborative art making, critical reflection and evaluation
  • Practice that influences and expands alternative and varied strands of contemporary arts practice

Create will work in partnership with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust to provide information sessions in October - date and location to be announced shortly.

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