AIC Bursary

2022 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Dance

2022 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Dance
Image courtesy Cathy Coughlan, 2014 AIC Scheme Bursary Award Recipient: Collaborative Dance

Application form and guidelines


Create is pleased to partner with Dance Ireland to offer the 2022 AIC Scheme bursary award on Collaborative Arts and Dance.

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 Dance 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 a dance 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 dance 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 Dance Ireland 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 17th of October.

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



Dance Ireland is the national development organisation for dance in Ireland. They support the work of our Members, and the dance sector through artistic development opportunities, advice clinics, advocacy work, commissioning and networking opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Their training and residency programmes for professional dance artists, Youth Dance partnerships and Public Engagement programmes enable the development of dance as an art-form, as an activity to be accessed and enjoyed, as well as working to progress professional practice.


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Artist in the Community Scheme

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