AIC Bursary

2021 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Community Development

2021 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Community Development
Four lads a laughing. From Memory Map (2018-19), an AIC Scheme funded project by Annabel Konig and Rathanna Community Group. Photo: Annabel Konig


Guidelines (.pdf)
Guidelines (.doc)
Budget Template
Reference Application Form (.pdf)
Reference Application Form (.doc)

Create is delighted to announce our second Artist in the Community Scheme bursary award in 2021. This bursary is offered in partnership with Irish Local Development Network, themed on Collaborative Arts and Community Development.

The AIC Bursary Award 2021: Collaborative Arts and Community Development specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is aimed at an artist with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest in the context of community development. The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to engage with and reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with their practice using collaborative methodologies.

The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development of an extended process of engagement with their practice, and seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage deeply with their practice.

It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the bursary with the wider collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) to provide an information session on the selection process.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday the 18th of October.

Full details of the award, as well as the application procedure, are available in the Guidelines document, linked on this page.


Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) is the national representative body for Ireland’s 49 Local Development Companies (LDCs). The network’s members are active in every City, County and Parish in Ireland delivering integrated social and community services based on the bottom-up community-led approach.


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Artist in the Community Scheme

Irish Local Development Network