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 online information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, with Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, and artist William Bock, 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.
In addition to the information session, we are also offering online Collaborative Clinic sessions. The Collaborative Clinic offers artists/applicants one to one project advice sessions with members of the Create team. These include sessions specifically for first-time applicants to the Research and Development award, and those who have been unsuccessful in the past, as well as sessions for applicants to the Project Realisation award – looking at Budgeting, Communications and Dissemination, Production and Digital Platforms and Evaluation.
Join us on the 6th April for tailored individual sessions with members fo the Create team. Book your place here.
William Bock is an interdisciplinary artist working in Ireland and the UK exploring the connections between people and the environments they inhabit. He uses photography, walking, sound recording, performance and installation to delve into the experiences of living between cultures, landscapes and identities in the context of a changing climate. William’s work encompasses the production and curation of public events, workshops, exhibitions and residencies. He is winner of the inaugural Sustainability First 2020 Art Prize, member of the Wilderness Art Collective , a founding member of artist group Dig Collective with projects commissioned internationally. His work was recently published by the Dark Mountain Project and is currently developing a participatory project on the banks of the river Shannon commissioned by Ormston House.