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Artform & practices:
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External agency web address:
Project Support and Professional Development
01 473 66 00
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.
Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme covers all artforms: 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.
The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage. The project realisation may result in a variety of outcomes.
There are two phases to the Artist in the Community (AIC) scheme:
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, 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 in 2013: Thursday 14 March, 5pm & Monday 24 June, 5pm.
Application forms are available online at http://www.create-ireland.ie/about-the-artist-in-the-community-scheme.html
For further information on application criteria and assessment, or to book an advisory session about the scheme, contact:
Project Support & Professional Development
Tel: 01 473 66 00
Fax: 01 473 6599