national development agency for collaborative arts
in social and community contexts

Create provides advice and support to individual artists and to arts organisations in a variety of ways. Create has also provided space, office facilities and/or incubation services to a number of companies.

Arts & Disability Ireland

The arts organisation Arts & Disability Ireland was established as a voluntary committee under the name Very Special Arts (VSA) in 1985. VSA Ireland operated within the artistic programme of City Arts Centre (Dublin) until 1998, when the organisation was officially incorporated. In 2001, VSA Ireland changed its legal name to Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI).

ADI experienced major changes in the organisation during 2002 and 2003. The closure of the City Arts Centre as the administrative base for ADI and the organisation name change, in 2003, instigated significant change in the operations of the organisation.

In the latter half of 2003, having lost its staff, ADI engaged Create to manage their administrative and planning needs. Create provided both an administrative base and support services to ADI until 2010, including managing the recruitment of the current ADI director Pádraig Naughton.

Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI) is a national arts development organisation striving to promote the engagement of people with disabilities in the arts at the highest level, as audience members, artists, performers, participants, advisors and employees.

Arambe

In February 2004, Arambe Productions was officially launched. It was the first African Theatre Company in Ireland and was founded by Bisi Adigun. Create supported the development of Arambe through office facilities and related administrative services.

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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.