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 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 online information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, with Grace Wilentz, project coordinator, AIC Scheme Development Support, and artist Oonagh Murphy, previous AIC Scheme award recipient.
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.
Oonagh Murphy is a participatory artist working in stage and screen. Having trained as a director at the Abbey Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse, she has worked for over a decade with companies such as The Gate, Druid, Soho Theatre, The Gaiety and Dublin Theatre Festival. Most recently, she directed a six-part narrative short film series, written by first time writers from some of London’s most economically-deprived boroughs. Her creative life has brought her into collaboration with asylum seekers, victims of torture, young adults with experience of the care system and survivors of trafficking.