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AIC Scheme 2024 (Round One) open for applications
Our Place. Dr Sinead McCann and Alan James Burn with service users of St John of Gods Liffey Services/ Previous AIC Scheme recipients. Image Courtesy Liam Mullen/ Riverbank Arts Centre

AIC Scheme 2024 (Round One) open for applications

News, Opportunities


The 2024 Deadlines for the AIC Scheme are 5pm Monday 25th March (Round One) and Mon 30th September (Round Two). Applications are now OPEN for Round One.

This includes the following awards:
  • Research and Development Award (without mentoring)
  • Research and Development Award (with Mentoring)
  • Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring)
  • Project Realisation Award

How to Apply

Application forms for each award are available on the AIC Scheme Awards Page. Please choose which award you wish to apply for, and follow the instructions found on that page.
In 2024, we are proud to introduce audio guidelines for the first time. These can be used in conjunction with the written text, or to assist those with additional access needs. These guidelines can be accessed alongide the written guidelines on the relevant application page.

Information Sessions

In advance of the awards’ closing date, we are offering two online information sessions. 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 the information sessions, Áine Crowley, programme Manager Arts and Engagement will be joined by a previous AIC SCheme recipient, who will share their experience. Join us on the 27th February, 2-4pm, or 6th March, 2-4pm.

How can we support you?

Create and the Arts Council aim to make the application process accessible to all. We have increased supports to remove barriers for artist applicants to Artist in the Community awards. These additional supports may include: translation from other languages, Irish Sign Language(ISL) interpretation for advisory sessions, or transcription of audio and video files. To find out more please contact Create at least 3 weeks in advance of the closing date. Email us at info[at]createireland.ie or call us on (01) 473 6600. If you feel your needs are not outlined here please contact us and we will do our best to support you.


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Artist in the Community Scheme