Dublin 8 Neighbourhood Residency

2020 -

Dublin 8 Neighbourhood Residency
Collaborative Learning in the Neighbourhood: Reflections on NCAD’s Dublin 8 Neighbourhood Residency. June 2022. Photo: Vance Lau

"Create works to encourage, support and foster initiatives around learning to expand and challenge thinking about ideas, processes and practices in collaborative arts"

Development of new ways of learning

In keeping with our strategic goal to support cross-sectoral learning, Create has partnered with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and community development organisations since 2020, on a community-based residency for undergraduate students. The residency is accompanied by artist-led workshops, and explores the multi-faceted nature and potential of collaborative practice in community development contexts.

Annually 12-15 Fine Art students engage with the programme, which offers on-the-ground learning in and with community groups Fatima Groups United, Rialto Youth Project, The Bridge Project, Liberties Weavers and the Robert Emmet Community Development Project.

In June 2022, a review and public presentation of work by the students demonstrated the real depth and collaborative richness of the D8 Neighbourhood Residency.

The programme will continue to facilitate undergraduate experience in collaborative practice, with Create connecting participating students and community workers with professional artist facilitators. The residency forms part of a longer-term partnership with NCAD in the context of their strategy towards more connected learning.

This is another iteration of Create’s Art and Society Learning Programme, which has it roots in the Learning Development Programme begun in 2002 by Create with partners NCAD, and has included partners The LAB Gallery, IADT Dun Laoghaire, DIT(TU) and the Tisch School of the Arts (New York University).

NCAD Studio+
Liberties Weavers
Rialto Youth Project
The Bridge Project
Fatima Groups United
Robet Emmett Community Development Project
National College of Art and Design