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Opportunity: Artist in the Community Scheme Round One

Posted: 2 February, 2024

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers Artist in the Community Scheme grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.

Applications are now open for round one of the Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC). This includes the following awards:

  • Research and Development Award (without mentoring)
  • Research and Development Award (with mentoring)
  • Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with mentoring)
  • Project Realisation Award

Applications are open until the 25 March, and further information can be found on the Create website.

Create is pleased to announce an upcoming online information session on applying to the AIC Scheme, with Aine Crowley, Programme Manager Arts and Engagement and previous AIC Scheme recipient Brigid Mulligan, held on the 6 March. For more information and registration, visit the Create website.

The information session is about answering any questions you might have about making an application to the Scheme. It’s also about sharing experience of developing and delivering a collaborative project through the Scheme. If you are an artist or a community organisation interested in the AIC Scheme but don’t know where to start, Create urge you to come and talk to them. If you are an artist interested in developing a collaborative project with a community organisation or in a community situation this event is for you. If you are an artist who has applied before and would like to access further detail on the application process, please join this information session.

There will also be a joint information event online on Tuesday 20 February from 11am to 1pm discussing the Artist in the Community Scheme. This information session will focus on Arts Council awards and schemes such as the Agility Award, Bursary Award, Project Award, the AIC scheme managed by Create, and the Arts and Disability Connect scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end. Visit the Information Session on Arts Participation Awards and Schemes page for more information.

Image: Pleasc, Fibín. A previous Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation award recipient. Photo by Seán T Ó Meallaigh


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