Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme
Bursary Award 2017: Art and Activism
On November 2nd, 2017 Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios will host an information event for artists in relation to the 2017 AIC Bursary Award. In this information session Ailbhe Murphy Director, Create and Helen Carey Director, Fire Station Artists’ Studios will talk about the Art’s Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award: Art and Activism. The focus will be on art and activist practice, the application process and how a Bursary could help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development. Artist Anthony Haughey will also speak, as a previous recipient of the Bursary, and as an artist whose issue-based work often traverses that intersection between art and activism.
Dr. Anthony Haughey is an artist, and academic at the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology. His socially engaged art practice utilises relational and dialogical art methods as well as photography, video and installation to create ambitious artworks critically reflecting on historical and contemporary social relations. His work has been widely exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: The Museum of August Destiny, Lismore Contemporary; Uncovering History, Kunsthaus Graz; Making History, Colombo Art Biennale; and Homelands, a major British Council exhibition touring South Asia. His video, Manifesto (2016) toured nationally and internationally throughout 2016. UNresolved (2015) was recently exhibited in the Biennial of the Moving Image in Buenos Aires. He was recipient of Create ‘Arts and Cultural Diversity Award’ (2014).