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 we will host an information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme in Dublin City Centre.
Áine Crowley, AIC Coordinator with previous AIC award recipient Seamus Nolan
The AIC 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.
Further to the AIC info session, Create are also offering group and individual advice and mentoring on topics such as finances, Garda vetting, self-evaluation of a project, project management and programming. These sessions will take place between 3 and 4 pm following the AIC information session. Bookings for 15 minute slots will be taken on the day.
For further information on the scheme and how to apply, visit the Artist in the Community Scheme section on our website.
Seamus Nolan is an artist based in Dublin. Recent and ongoing works include “Man in the Machine” for Nieuwe Vide Artspace Amsterdam; “Traveller Collection” at the Hugh Lane, a Collaborative Arts Partnership Project (CAPP) commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create; “The Autonomy project”, in the Sailors home Limerick; “10th president” a campaign for the nomination of William Delaney 1957 -1970 as a candidate for the 2018 Irish presidential elections; “4th Space” for Inhabiting the Bageion, Athens; ”Proto punks’ with Upstate Theatre projects Drogheda, and “F**K IMMA” for “What we call love” in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.