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 Gráinne Hallahan, previous recipient, held in Cootehill, Co Cavan.
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.
For further information on the scheme and how to apply, visit the Artist in the Community Scheme section on our website.
Gráinne is a socially engaged theatre- maker who creates collaboratively using contemporary performance strategies. She is particularly interested in the themes of identity, given roles and representations.
In 2018 she was awarded the Artist in The Community (AIC) Scheme Project Realisation award with which she founded the Irish Aphasia Theatre Co in collaboration with Fingal Arts Office, a number of collaborating multimedia artists and Draíocht Theatre. IAT is now ongoing into 2020 in arts, community and health settings. In 2019 Gráinne was again awarded the AIC Scheme Project Realisation award, to develop a new multimedia theatre work, Transitions with Irish migrant communities in her migrant rich area of North West Dublin.
Hallahan trained in theatre performance and creation in Dublin Youth Theatre for 12 years before completing Trinity College Dublin’s Drama and Theatre Studies Degree and a Post Grad HDip In Arts and Drama in Education. Since 2013 she has worked as a professional actor, theatre maker and a professional drama and theatre facilitator.
Gráinne’s devising/ writing and directing include Roots (Smock Alley 2017) assistant directing for Gavin Quinn Cascando (PanPan Theatre 2016) Lil Lily and Elizabeth (Five Lamps Arts Festival 2016), Mind The Gap (The Samuel Beckett Theatre). As an actor, among other shows she has performed in Dick Walsh’s George Bush & Children (Dublin Fringe Festival), in PanPan Theatre’s Newcastlewest (Dublin Theatre festival) and in Project 50’s Mainstream- (Fishamble Theatre Co).