2020 marks ten years since the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary award was inaugurated. Create are pleased to announce that this year, we will award two AIC Scheme bursary awards.
The first will focus on the theme of Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity, and specifically aims to support an artist from a minority ethnic or migrant background. This bursary, offered in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council, closes for applications on the 17th August.
The second bursary to be offered in 2020 will take as its focus Collaborative Arts and Human Rights. Full details and closing date for this bursary will be published in September.
The objective of the Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The AIC Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity, offered in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council, specifically aims to support individual professional artists from a minority ethnic or migrant background working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice.
The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is specifically aimed at an artist with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with human rights using collaborative methodologies.
The closing date for applications to this bursary is the 17th August 2020.