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Artist in the Community Scheme Evaluations and Case Studies

The Policing Dialogues Review published

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.

The Policing Dialogues Review

What’s the Story? Collective and artist Fiona Whelan

The Policing Dialogues Review [PDF] is now available for download from section8.ie

It is a 24 page newspaper from Rialto Youth Project about the recent work and practice of What's the Story? Collective; a group of young people, youth workers and artist Fiona Whelan.  The newspaper which was launched by the former Governer of Mountjoy prison, John Lonergan reflects the work of the collective and documents their process as well as including commentary and opinion from a wide variety of related individuals.

To coincide with its launch in December 2011, Rialto Youth Project announced that the training that was developed during the Policing Dialogues residency in 2010 will be implemented as part of an induction programme for all future trainee Gardai in Dublin South Central division. The training intends to better equip future Gardai in ‘understanding areas of urban disadvantage and poverty’ and in ‘understanding young people’s behaviour’.

Policing Dialogues at the LAB was funded by Dublin City Arts Office, The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create; the Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary and Atlantic Philanthropies

Arts and Health: Jennie Moran interviews Jennie Moran

Arts and Health: Jenny Moran interviews Jenny Moran

Artist Jennie Moran interviews herself (watch) about collaboration and engagement in her collaborative project Personal Effects which took place in a healthcare setting. She originally spoke about Personal Effects at the Collaborative Practices and Public Art event, Dublin City Public Art Programme.

Personal Effects, Jennie Moran, 2009, the Stroke Unit of Galway’s Merlin Park University Hospital. It was managed by the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust and funded by The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create. See also artsandhealth.ie Case Studies.

Case Study: Farmfilm - Katie Lincoln and Belvedere Youth Club

'farmfilm 3' (2010), Katie Lincoln, installation shot, 3'20''

Between Autumn 2009 & Summer 2010 film maker Katie Lincoln worked with a group of young people from Belvedere Youth Club, Buckingham St, Dublin 1 on filming animal and plants across the seasons at Airfield farm and gardens. The young people chose their own subject matter, using the camera as a tool which allowed them to actively access pens and fields and enabled them to closely explore and contemplate farm animals and botanic specimens including a Mexican succulent over 120 years old. Katie also produced a new film work over the duration of the project (farmfilm 3).

These images chart the young film maker's progress over the seasons as they develop their camera skills and gain confidence interacting with the animals at the farm. Funded by Arts Council’s Artist in the Community scheme managed by Create.

Evaluation: Review of Click-Click

Projecting "i" on the back wall of RUA RED, Tallaght. Artist: Aileen Lambert.Artist in the Community Scheme sample evaluation report

Review of Click - Click on behalf of St Kevin’s Family Resource Centre, prepared by Richard Wakely of RW International Arts

Case Study: Memory Dress by Charlotte Donovan and Marie Brett

Flower dress trayFlower dress fireplace

Arts Council Artist in Community Scheme Project Realisation Award

Memory Dress
Charlotte Donovan and Marie Brett
 

Supported by Triskel

The aim of the project was to involve different individuals and communities associated with St. Finbarr’s Hospital in the creation of unique, evocative artworks that celebrate and commemorate lives lived but not forgotten. Memory Dress afforded participants an opportunity for creative collaboration in an unlikely setting, creating a sense of community and empowerment within the hospital. 

Project description The artists initiated a process where individuals associated with St. Finbarr’s Hospital  share memories of special moments or special people in their lives by creating ‘Memory Dresses’. The dress is a powerful symbol, a tangible manifestation of hopes and dreams attached to cultural milestones. Memory Dress developed through a series of mini-projects with patient groups from wards and departments around the hospital. The work in progress and the artistic process is being recorded in an individual notebook for each group. Memory Dress Postcards have been produced informing the hospital, arts organisations, and the public about the project and offering opportunities for participation. 

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Arts and Civil Society Symposium

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Kevin Murphy

Voluntary Arts Ireland Chief Officer Kevin Murphy introducing the Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Arts and Civil Society Symposium, 20 and 21 October 2011, Christchurch, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

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Pat Cooke

Defining Participation and Practice - Policy Perspectives. Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy. Chair: Fiona Kearney.

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Participation and Practice

Defining Participation and Practice – Policy Perspectives panel. Seated left to right: Martin Drury, Pat Cooke, Fiona Kearney (Chair), Marian Fitzgibbon, Pauline Conroy.

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Sarah Tuck, Dr Anthony Downey

Create Director Sarah Tuck introducing the keynote address by Dr Anthony Downey.

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Engaging Communities debate

Engaging Communities – The Permeable Institution. One of three concurrent LAB Debates. Left to right: Lisa Moran, Topher Campbell, Declan McGonagle (Chair), Tom Creed, William Ring.

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LAB Reports panel

LAB Reports panel. Left to right: Liz Burns, Robin Simpson,  Tony Fegan (Chair), Declan McGonagle.

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Cultural and Civic Space

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Annette Moloney, Bernadette Quinn (Chair).

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Annette Moloney

Rethinking Cultural and Civic Space. Pictured (left to right): Annette Moloney (presenting), Bernadette Quinn (Chair), Frank McDonald, Faisal Abdu’ Allah.

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Arts, Civil Society and Crisis

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis panel. Pictured (left to right): Augustine Zenakos, Carlota Álvarez Basso, Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Gabriel Gbadamosi, Silvana Carotenuto.

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Nuno Sacramento

Arts, Civil Society and Crisis. Pictured: Daniel Jewesbury (chair), Nuno Sacramento. Arts and Civil Society Symposium, Cork, October 20-21, 2011. All photos: Susan Walsh.

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Create volunteers

Christian Buchner, Katia Rush-Hall (Symposium Coordinator), Aoife O'Leary, Pamela Murray. All photos: Susan Walsh.