AIC Bursary

2022 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity

2022 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity
Buffalo and Sons. Istrian National Theatre Pula and Youth Theatre Novi Sad, Serbia Written by Pauline Mol, directed by Gea Gojak, previous Bursary recipient. Photo: Aleksandar Ramadanovic.

Application form and guidelines

REFERENCE ONLY application form questions

Create is pleased to partner with the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) to offer the 2022 AIC Scheme bursary award on Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity.

This bursary is designed to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals).

The AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice who is from a minority ethnic background, has first-hand experience of displacement and/or is shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this bursary, candidates may self-identify as Traveller, Roma, refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.

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. 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 INAR to provide an information session on the selection process. The Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award is an initiative of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday the 15th of August.

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



The Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) is a national network of nearly 160 anti-racism civil society organisations that aims to work collectively to highlight and address racism in Ireland through the promotion and monitoring of Irish, EU and global trends and anti-racist initiatives. Membership of INAR is open to all civil society groups and organisations committed to diversity, equality and combating racism in Ireland.

INAR is an active member of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) based in Brussels, a network of 160 organisations from 30 European States. INAR actively collaborates with the ENAR to coordinate research initiatives, campaigns and mobilisations, bringing a European dimension to Ireland and vice-versa.

related programme
Artist in the Community Scheme