The purpose of the annual AIC Scheme Bursary Award is to support and nurture professional arts practice. It is specifically aimed at an artist who has a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The Bursary Award of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on practice. More particularly, the Bursary allows the artist to consider key questions associated with their practice using collaborative methodologies.
It is expected that the recipient of each bursary share the learning arising from the Bursary with the wider community and collaborative arts sector.
Since its establishment in 2010, this bursary has been awarded to:
- 2010 – Ríonach Ní Néill – Collaborative Arts and Older People
- 2011 – Ailbhe Murphy – Collaborative Arts and Community Development
- 2012 – Sophie Motley – Collaborative Arts and Disability
- 2013 – Anthony Haughey – Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity
- 2014 – Cathy Coughlan – Collaborative Dance
- 2015 – Tara Kennedy – Collaborative Arts and Architecture
- 2016 – Eoin Heaney – Collaborative Film
- 2017 – Vukasin Nedeljkovic – Collaborative Art and Activism
- 2018 – Marielle MacLeman – Collaborative Arts in Health Contexts
The 2019 Bursary Award, offered in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival, takes the focus of Collaborative Arts and Theatre.
The objective of the 2019 Bursary Award is to support individual professional theatre artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals).
The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is specifically aimed at an artist with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect and engage with and reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated collaborative methodologies in theatre practice.
It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the bursary with the wider theatre community and collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival providing information sessions and on the selection process. Please read the guidelines for application, linked on this page, for further information.
The closing date for applications to this bursary is the 11th November 2019, at 5pm.
The Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award is an initiative of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.
About Dublin Fringe Festival
Dublin Fringe Festival is home to brave ideas, bold performing arts and adventurous audiences. Each year we present a curated, multi-disciplinary festival focusing on new and innovative approaches to the arts. Dublin Fringe Festival is a year-round organisation; we support the development and presentation of new work by Irish and International artists of vision, nurturing artistic ambition and excellence across a range of art forms. An active curator, Dublin Fringe Festival provides an environment in which participating artists challenge, subvert and invigorate their disciplines and practice. Dublin Fringe Festival provides a context for work and demands audience engagement and dialogue. We champion voices that defy the mainstream. The scale and environment of the festival broadens arts participation, playing a vital role in the fabric of Dublin’s cultural life. FRINGE LAB provides year-round practical and artistic support, responding to the needs of both developing and established artists, technicians, producers and practitioners. FRINGE LAB is both a space and a platform of activities for training and learning. FRINGE LAB rehearsal studios, private office space and drop in facilities, used by over 200 companies for 6,000+ hours in the last year.