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AIC Scheme Bursary 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights Information Session
Making a Mark. Aisling Byrne, AIC Scheme Bursary recipient 2019: Collaborative Arts and Theatre. Photo: Luca Trufarelli

AIC Scheme Bursary 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights Information Session

Event · Information session

20th Oct 2020

2 - 4 pm


No longer available

price & booking
This event is offered free of charge, but booking is essential


On Tuesday 20th October, Create will host an information event for artists in relation to the 2020 AIC Scheme Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights. This bursary, offered in partnership with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, closes for applications on the 9th November.

In this information session Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, will outline the Bursary, answering any questions you might have about making an application. She will be joined by Doireann Ansbro, Senior Research and Policy Officer at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.

The focus of discussion will frame the context of this Bursary, the application process and how a Bursary could help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development. Aisling Byrne, previous Bursary recipient (Collaborative Arts and Theatre, 2019), will speak to her experience and the role the Bursary has played in the development of her practice.


Aisling Byrne is a theatre artist with a practice in socially engaged & inclusive theatre making. Throughout the past decade she has predominantly collaborated with artists and arts participants with an intellectual disability under Run of the Mill Theatre, of which she is the founder and Artistic Director. She is also the Artistic Director of multi-award winning Talking Shop Ensemble, making contemporary documentary work alongside long-time collaborator Shaun Dunne.
Recent credits include Quarantine (short film, a Culture Night commission, 2020 in collaboration with Arcade Film) Making a Mark (Dublin Fringe Festival, 2019), a documentary piece exploring the life of her collaborator, friend & Run of the Mill performer, Mark Smith. Making a Mark was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and developed as part of the Axis Playground Residency and the Abbey Theatre’s 5×5 initiative . It was nominated for 4 Fringe Awards including Best Performer (Mark Smith) and Best Production and went on to win the Judges Choice Award at the festival. Other recent projects include The Masterclass Project (Castletown House, 2019 supported by Creative Ireland) Singing for Survival (Draiocht, 2019 supported by the Arts Council of Ireland & Kildare County Council) and Rapids by Shaun Dunne (Dublin Theatre Festival, 2017).


related programme
Artist in the Community Scheme

Irish Council for Civil liberties