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Artist in the Community Scheme Online Info Session
Otolith. Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin and the community of Cape Clear Island. Photo: Debbie Scanlon

Artist in the Community Scheme Online Info Session

Event · Information session

23 February 2021

2 - 4pm


No longer available

price & booking
This event is offered free of charge, though booking is essential. Attendees will be emailed instructions on how to attend online, in advance of the event.

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 Ruairí Ó Donnabháin, 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.

For further information on the scheme and how to apply, visit the Artist in the Community Scheme section of our website, linked on this page.



Is gníomhaí teanga agus choreografadóir é Ruairí Ó Donnabháin, tá sé ag thógáil uirlisí deasghnáth de treibh atá chaillte. Bíonn sé ag eagrú damhsaí in Éireann ó 2008. Tá Máistreach aige i Choreografaí ó DAS Graduate School Amstardam agus Céim Onóracha dhá ábhar i Béarla agus Dramaíocht ó Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh. Is as Chontae Chorcaí é Ó’Donnabháin agus tá a taidhde faoi ‘chleachtais aeistéitic chúraim’. Tá sé ag obair ar agus ag chur Oileán Chléire fuann.

Ruairí Ó Donnabháin is a language activist and a choreographer; he is making ritual objects for a tribe which doesn’t exist. Ó’Donnabháin has been making dances in Ireland since 2008. He is a Masters in Choreography Graduate from DAS Graduate School Amsterdam & holds a joint honors B.A. in Drama & Theatre Studies and English from University College Cork. Donovan is from County Cork, Ireland and his choreographic practice is concerned with ‘aesthetic practices of care’. He lives and works on Oileán Chléire, a remote island and Gaeltacht off the south west coast of Co. Cork investigating Gaeilge as a site of queer resistance and new materialist collaboration ‘in the wild’.


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Artist in the Community Scheme

Ruairí Ó Donnabháin Case Study