Artist in the community scheme

Closing date: 23/06/2014

Maximum awarded: €10000

Artform & practices: Artists

Applicant type: All

Collaborative application possible? No

External agency: Create

External agency web address: http://www.create-ireland.ie

Contact: Katherine Atkinson

Position: Project Support and Professional Development

Telephone: 01 473 66 00

Email: support@create-ireland.ie


Operated by Create

This scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. Please note that this award may by subject to different conditions and criteria than the awards directly administered by the Arts Council. Requests for information or application forms should be directed to Create.

Description

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage intense collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists, culminating in an artwork or a project in which the members of the community group and  artists work together in order to realise an artistic project or an event. The Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts. Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity. Further information and enquiries; www.create-ireland.ie. Maximum award €10, 000.

The Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. Full details on the application criteria on the Create website www.create-ireland.ie Enquiries to Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development, support@create-ireland.ie

There are two phases to the Artist in the Community (AIC) scheme: 

Phase One

Phase one, Research and Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000.

In addition, Phase One, Research & Development/Mentoring is open to artists who wish to develop a community-based project and  who have identified an artist mentor they want to work with during the research and development phase. The maximum award is €1500, which includes €500 fee payable to the mentor.

Phase Two

Phase Two, Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project of between 6 weeks and 5 months duration with a maximum award of €5000, and those who are planning a project of between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of €10,000.

Deadlines

Deadlines in 2014:  Thursday 13 March, 5pm & Monday 23 June, 5pm.

Application forms                                                                                                              

Application forms are available online at http://www.create-ireland.ie/about-the-artist-in-the-community-scheme.html

Further information

For further information on application criteria and assessment, or to book an advisory session about the scheme, contact:
Katherine Atkinson,
Project Support & Professional Development
Email: support@create-ireland.ie
Tel: 01 473 66 00
Fax: 01 473 6599
Web: www.create-ireland.ie

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