Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers Artist in the Community Scheme grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity. The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists.
Create is pleased to announce an information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, with Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, and previous recipient, artist Nollaig Molley
The information session is about answering any questions you might have about making an application to the Scheme. It’s also about sharing experience of developing and delivering a collaborative project through the Scheme. If you are an artist or a community organisation interested in the Artist in the Community Scheme but don’t know where to start, come talk to us. If you are an artist interested in developing a collaborative project with a community organisation or in a community situation this event is for you. If you are an artist who has applied before and would like to access further detail on the application process, please join us.
Nollaig Molloy is a visual artist currently studying her MFA in Belfast College of Art, Belfast. She graduated from NCAD, Dublin in 2012, where she received a BA (Hons) in History of Art and Fine Art, Sculpture.
Her practice delves into site-specific materials in sculptural installation, sound and video outcomes through collaborative ways of working. Her work derives from a fascination with the material-to-hand within ideas of landscape, branching into craft in contemporary culture to understand the act and process of making. Through modes of in-depth research into archival material, specific sites and people from local communities she explores our relationship with our surrounding environment.
Nollaig was awarded the AIC: Project Realisation Award by Create and the Arts Council in 2017 to support Sounding the Shore; a collaborative arts project with Ballyleague Mens Shed, which explored the shoreline communities of Lough Ree and its islands.