Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice
The Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create on behalf of the Arts Council, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work collaboratively on projects in the context areas of arts and health; arts and cultural diversity; arts and older people; as well as with any communities of interest. These priority areas support the Arts Council’s strategic objectives as set out in Making Great Art Work.
In 2018 the first Artist in the Community Scheme Summer School was developed by Create and Counterpoint Arts. A key aim of the summer school was to create a peer-to-peer space in which to explore the concept of ‘cultural diversity’ and its various applications through the lens of the Artist in the Community Scheme. Recently published, Field Notes: The Inaugural Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, documents the Summer School which took place in Carlingford, Co. Louth.
The 2019 Summer School took place in Killarly, Co. Mayo. The residency was delivered through a partnership between Create and Counterpoints Arts and was facilitated by Áine O’Brien, Co-Director, Counterpoints Arts, with arts consultant Mary Ann Devlieg and artist Isabel Lima. 13 artists, thinkers, and activists attended the five-day residency enabling a ‘think and do’ collaborative approach. To see a short video on the Summer School 2019 log on to https://www.create-ireland.ie/
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