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 2021 Deadlines for the AIC Scheme are Monday 26th April (Round 1) and Mon 27 September (Round 2).
Applying for the AIC Scheme – Step by Step Instructions
All applications must be made using the online form, which you will find linked on this page. Please preview the questions, and prepare your answers, in advance of starting your application.
- Read the Guidelines
A full Guidelines document may be found linked on the right hand side of this page in the weeks in advance of the closing date. This document outlines eligibility requirements, what the award will fund, necessary support materials and information on the application process. You must read the Guidelines in full before advancing to the next step.
- Prepare your answers
You will find a REFERENCE ONLY copy of the application form on the right hand side of this page, in the weeks in advance of the closing date. This is to be used solely to prepare your answers, to understand the questions you must answer, and support materials you must provide. Do not use this reference only version to apply for the scheme. Applications received in this manner will be ineneligible for review.
- Gather all Supporting Materials
Information on essential supporting materials is available in the Guidelines document. You must use the provided Budget Template to create your budget. This can be loaded directly into the online application form.
- Complete your application online
The online portal is accessible via the link on the right hand side of this page (this will become live in advance of the closing date). Ensure you are completing the correct form – either Research and Development or Project Realisation. You can save your application part-way through and access it again within 30 days, but remember that you must submit in full in advance of the deadline
How can we support you?
We are aware that some artists and community members may need additional support in applying for the AIC Scheme.
If you have a disability or additional access needs for example dyslexia, sight impairment etc, you may submit your application in audio or video format. You must contact Create at least three weeks in advance of the deadline day in order to allow us to process this request. Your application, if eligible, will be transcribed to ensure it is comparable with written applications for the decision making panel.
If you are ISL user or your native language is not English and you wish to write your application in a language other than English we can support you in accessing the appropriate services such as a translator to ensure your application is comparable for the decision making panel. You must contact Create at least three weeks in advance of the deadline day in order to allow us to process this request.
If you have a requirement in these areas, please contact us by phone (01) 473 6600 or email info[at]create-ireland.ie at least three weeks in advance of the deadline, in order to allow us to process this request.
If you have a technical query about using the online application form, email communications[at]create-ireland.ie in advance of the deadline.
If you would like to book an 1:1 advisory session call Create on (01) 473 6600 or email info[at]create-ireland.ie.