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Artist in the Community Scheme Second Round 2016

Create is delighted to announce the successful applicants to the Second Round of the Artist in the Community Scheme in 2016. Create manages the Scheme on behalf of the Arts Council. Seven applicants were successful under the Research and Development phase, four with mentors, and six applicants were successful for Project Realisation, securing funding of up to 10,000 for long term projects.

Katherine Atkinson at Create, who provides project support and advice to artists and groups applying to the Artist in the Community Scheme, says:

“The Scheme has become increasingly competitive in the last number of years, with applications coming from a great cross section of artists across artform, with an emphasis and interest in exploring complex and challenging ideas about art and society in 21st century Ireland.”

In this application Round, film came to the fore, with groups successfully proposing to work on diverse themes with film makers Treasa O’Brien, Caroline Campbell and Jimmy Smallhorne. The context areas of cultural diversity, arts and health and arts and disability are also well represented in project thematics. The funding of these projects for communities and interest groups will mean that diverse publics across Ireland will engage with artists to create a broad range of participatory artwork, increasing access and involvement in the arts for local communities.

Research and Development Award

Artist; Community; Context; Artform; Location

Shireen Shortt; AllSorts - St Andrews LGBT Youth; Community of interest; Visual arts; Dublin
Jenny MacDonald; St Patrick's Mental Health Services; Arts and Health; Theatre; Dublin
Louise White; Lantern Centre International Women's Group; Community of interest/Cultural Diversity; Theatre; Dublin

Research and Development Award with Mentoring

Artist; Community; Context; Artform; Location (Mentor)

Oonagh Murphy; I-dentity LGBT Support Group; Community of interest; Theatre; Dublin (Fearghus Ó Concúir)
Alain Servant; Horizons, St John of God Kildare; Arts and Disability; Circus; Kildare (Dylan Tighe)
Emily Waszak; Japanese Tea Ceremony of Dublin; Cultural Diversity; Visual arts; Dublin (Clodagh Emoe)
Siobhan McGibbon; Galway University Hospital Radiology Dept; Arts and Health; Visual arts; Galway (Marielle MacLeman)

Project Realisation Award

Community; Artist; Project title; Context; Artform; Location

Short Term
The New Normal; John Conway; The New Normal; Arts and Health; Visual arts; Dublin

Long Term
Migrant Support Group Gort Resource Centre; Treasa O’Brien; Exquisite Gort; Cultural Diversity; Film; Galway
Irish Radical Women Activists; Caroline Campbell; Radical; Community of Interest; Film; Dublin
Neart le Cheile; Jimmy Smallhorne; The Bus Stops Here; Arts and Health; Film; Dublin
The Guesthouse; Fieldwork community; Ian Wilson; HomeSpace; Community of interest; Music; Cork
Rialto Community Network; Islamic Foundation of Ireland women; Laragh Pittman; Haptic Carpet: Khayamiya; Cultural Diversity; Visual arts; Dublin


Orla Moloney, Director, Droichead Arts Centre; Daniel Jewesbury, visual artist and curator; Liz Burns, Programme Manager, Fire Station Artist Studios and curator. Observer: Ann O’ Connor , Adviser, Arts Participation, Arts Council.

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