The objective of the Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The second AIC Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights aims to support individual professional artists working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice.
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 in the context of human rights. The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on and engage with their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with human rights using collaborative methodologies.
It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the bursary with the wider Human Rights and collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, providing an information session and on the selection process. The closing date for applications to this bursary is the 9th November 2020. Application forms and guidelines are linked on this page.
The AIC Scheme Bursary Award is aimed at an artist who:
- Works collaboratively with individuals and groups (non-arts professionals) in the making and interpreting of art within the context of human rights
- Considers and prioritise the quality of engagement at all stages – e.g. in the planning, making and evaluation of work
- Demonstrates a clear commitment to artistic outcomes
The award aims to support professional artists to develop their collaborative arts practice.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is Ireland’s leading independent human rights campaigning organisation. They monitor, educate and campaign to secure human rights for everyone in Ireland. The ICCL are committed to an Ireland that is more just, more free, and where human rights and civil liberties are enjoyed by everyone. They act as an essential defender of human rights and civil liberties and as an effective champion for the advancement of justice and freedom in Irish society.