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Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme - Bursary Award 2012: Arts and Disability
The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2012: Arts and Disability aims to support individual professional artists in any artform working in the field of arts and disability. This is the third year that the Arts Council has provided a €10,000 bursary award as part of the Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create.
Purpose and priorities of the award
The bursary’s purpose is to support and nurture professional arts practice, specifically directed at artist(s) who have collaborated and practiced in disability settings and contexts. The bursary award of €10,000 provides the selected artist(s) with the time and resources to reflect research and reconsider art practice realised in disability contexts. It is expected that the successful applicant will share learning arising from the bursary with the arts and disability sector.
Deadline for applications: Thursday October 25 at 5pm.
Information and discussion events will be held for interested artists in Sligo on 27 September and in Dublin on 4 October 2012.
The Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2012 is focused specifically on the area of Arts and Disability. It aims to support individual professional artists in any artform working in the field of Arts and Disability.
The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artists development that is derived from an extended process of engagement with their practice. The award therefore provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their art practice.
It is aimed at artists who:
- work collaboratively with individuals and groups in the making and interpreting of art
- consider and prioritise the quality of the engagement at all stages (e.g. in the planning, making and evaluation of work)
Potential proposals could be those that enable artists working in the area of arts and disability to reconsider their collaborative/participative arts thinking and practice through:
- research, dialogue and the negotiation of strategic partnerships
- participative/collaborative art making, critical reflection and evaluation
- practice that influences and expands alternative and varied strands of contemporary arts practice
Create, in partnership with Arts & Disability Ireland will host information and discussion events for interested artists in Sligo on 27 September and in Dublin on 4 October 2012.
For further information please contact Create (see above for details)