Artist in the Community Scheme

AIC Awards

AIC Awards
Pleasc, Fibín. A previous AIC Scheme Project Realisation award recipient. Photo: Seán T Ó Meallaigh

Application Packs

Research and Development Award
Project Realisation

Dámhachtainí Taighde agus Forbartha
Dámhachtainí Cur i gCrích Tionscadal

This page contains information on applying for the Artist in the Community Scheme. Please see below for full application precedure, as well as information on additional supports offered by Create. 

The 2024 Deadlines for the AIC Scheme are 5pm Monday 25th March (Round One) and Mon 30th September (Round Two). Application forms will be available on this page in advance of each deadline.

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

Applying for the AIC Scheme 

In advance of the closing date, application packs are available linked on this page, in both English and Irish. The forms will not be available past the closing date.  Please choose which award you wish to apply for, and follow the instructions found on that page. 

Information Sessions

We recommend that you attend an information session if you are thinking of applying to the AIC Scheme. Find out more about upcoming info sessions, which feature Create staff and previous AIC Scheme recipients, on our events page

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] 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.

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.

If you have a technical query about using the online application form,  email info[at] in advance of the deadline.

Advisory Session

If you would like to book an 1:1 advisory session call Create on (01) 473 6600 or email info[at] or use the following button to go to our online Inquiries form:

make an inquiry

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Artist in the Community Scheme