Create: News & Opportunities – July 2020

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News & Opportunities – July 2020


News from Create:

Creative Places Tuam Artist Bursary Recipients

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/creative-places-tuam-artist-bursary-recipients/

Create is pleased to announce Jennifer Cunningham, Jacqueline Glynn, and Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran as the recipients of the Creative Places Tuam Artist Bursary Awards: Community Solidarity through Collaborative Practices.

The purpose of this bursary is to support and nurture professional socially engaged artists’ practice within the Tuam town and hinterland area that has been disrupted during this time of crisis. It is specifically aimed at an artist who has a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The bursary will provide the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on their practice. More particularly, the bursary allows the artist to consider key questions associated with their practice using collaborative methodologies.

We look forward to working with the successful artists to realise their ambitions for the bursary, and to share their learning with the people of Tuam.

Click here to read more about the awardees.


2020 AIC Scheme Bursary – two to be awarded in 2020

Deadline: 17 August
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/2020-artist-in-the-community-scheme-bursaries/

2020 marks ten years since the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary award was inaugurated. We 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. See full details here.

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.


2020 Autumn School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice

Deadline for submission: 31 August, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/2020-autumn-school/

For a third year, Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to host the School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 15 artists. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing, we are hosting the 2020 School in the autumn and virtually over four days: 9th, 16th, 17th & 23rd October.

This autumn school is interdisciplinary both in curriculum and composition of participants, presenters and facilitators. It will take the form of a four-day virtual residency enabling a ‘think and do’ collaborative approach, utilising creative workshops, critical and comparative case studies, one-to-one mentoring, international guest artists including curators, policymakers and activists.

Visit our website for full details.


Funding for Artist in the Community Scheme Round Two reinstated

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-round-two-reinstated/

Create and the Arts Council are delighted to announce a second round to the Artist in the Community Scheme 2020, with additional funding from Government. The scheme offers funding to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work collaboratively.

Application forms and guidelines for Round Two of Artist in the Community Scheme are available to download from the AIC Scheme Awards page. Deadline for receipt of application is Monday 28 September 2020.

The Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, on behalf of the Arts Council.


Field Notes II: Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/publication/field-notes-ii-summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/

Field Notes II documents the second Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, held in July 2019.

The Summer School brought together artists, activists, and thinkers for a five day residential, devised by Create and Counterpoints Arts. This publication features writings from Summer School participants and facilitators, as well as from Dr Ailbhe Murphy, director of Create and Dr Áine O’Brien, co-director of Counterpoints Arts, who frame the publication in light of the significant challenges to collaborative, socially engaged art presented by COVID-19.



Community Engagement Officer, Homebaked Community Land Trust, UK

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 24 July, 12 noon
Web: http://homebaked.org.uk
Email: info@homebaked.org.uk

Homebaked Community Land Trust in Anfield and Everton, Liverpool are looking for a freelance Community Engagement Officer. The role is a day a week for 6 months, funded through the Lottery Community Fund.

Job description


Marketing and Communications Executive, Helium Arts

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 24 July, 5pm
Web: http://helium.ie
Email: info@helium.ie

Helium Arts is currently recruiting for the position of Marketing and Communications Executive to join their team, three days a week, based in Mullingar, Westmeath. The marketing and communications function in Helium is new, strategic, and developmental, which will evolve as Helium Arts expands to full-fill its mission.

More info can be found from the above weblink.


Communications & Marketing Officer, Music Generation

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 7 August, 5pm
Web: www.musicgeneration.ie

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which helps children and young people access performance music education in their local area.

To support the activity of the Communications and Marketing function at the National Development Office of Music Generation, applications are now invited for the role of Communications & Marketing Officer.

For a job description and details of the application process, please contact John Deely at Pinpoint, email: recruit@pinpoint.ie.


Film & TV Co-ordinator, Wexford County Council

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 10 August, 5pm
Web: www.wexfordcoco.ie
Email: arts@wexfordcoco.ie

Wexford County Council is seeking to deliver a contract for services for a Part-Time Film Co-ordinator, working through the Arts and Economic development departments.

For more information about this post and how to apply click here.


Cultural Officer for Ireland, Embassy of Ireland, UK

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 17 August, 5pm
Web: www.cultureireland.ie
Email: jobenquirieslondon@dfa.ie

Applications are invited for the post of Cultural Officer at the Embassy of Ireland in London. This position will enhance the promotion of Irish arts and artists in Great Britain (GB), working to serve the objectives of the Embassy of Ireland and of Culture Ireland (Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht).

More details can be found here.


Awards  & Calls:


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Various Bursary Awards | Deadline: 30 July, 5:30pm
Arts Council Ireland’s expanded bursary awards (up to €20,000) across all artforms, in response to the hardships endured by many artists during Covid-19. Artists from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Architecture Bursary Award
  • Arts participation Bursary Award
  • Circus Bursary Award
  • Dance Bursary Award
  • Dámhachtain Sparánachta Litríochta don Ghaeilge
  • Film Bursary Award
  • Literature Bursary Award – English language
  • Music Bursary Award
  • Opera Bursary Award
  • Street Arts and Spectacle Bursary Award
  • Theatre Bursary Award
  • Traditional Arts Bursary Award
  • Visual Arts Bursary Award
  • Young people, children, and education bursary award


Engaging with Architecture Scheme | Deadline: 20 August, 5:30pm
The purpose of the Engaging with Architecture Scheme is to support ambitious, innovative and creative, high-quality projects – e.g. exhibitions, events, festivals and programmes. Its aim is specifically to enhance and extend the public’s experience of, and involvement with, architecture. The scheme is developmental and also seeks to build a network of architects, curators, arts programmers, festivals and arts centres in this area of practice.

The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website.

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website and all supporting material must be submitted online. Applicants who have not previously used the online services site must register in advance of making an application. It may take up to five working days for your registrations to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.


2021 Dance Artists – Production & Research, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 30 July
Web: www.westcorkartscentre.com
Email: justine@westcorkartscentre.com

Uillinn are currently seeking expressions of interest from dancers, choreographers and dance companies wishing to realise their work from idea to performance at Uillinn Dance Studio in 2021.

More info available on their website.


Architects in Schools 2020/21, Irish Architecture Foundation

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 31 July, 5pm
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie

The Irish Architecture Foundation invite applications from architects and architectural graduates to participate in the 2020/21 Architects in Schools initiative. Starting in September 2020, it is a great opportunity to share your knowledge of architecture with young people and teachers in a fun and engaging way.

Full details are available on the weblink above.


The Maurice O’Connell Bursary, November Club, UK

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 7 August, 5pm
Web: www.novemberclub.org.uk

In memory of artist Maurice O’Connell, November Club is offering a bursary of up to £5,000 for an artist in any performing or visual arts discipline to take time out to develop and enhance their practice in community and/or participative arts.

The bursary is open to professional artists living and working in either the Republic of Ireland, Cornwall, Northumberland or the metropolitan county of Tyne & Wear and be able to demonstrate a commitment to their locality.

Application Guidelines
Application Form


Future Forecast: HAVEN, Project Arts Centre

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 10 August, 12pm
Web: https://projectartscentre.ie
Email: futureforecast@projectartscentre.ie

Project Arts Centre is pleased to announce an open call for a series of 3 artist commissions. Future Forecast is a series of events and artistic interventions forming part of a speculative voyage towards the future. Future Forecast is a multiway transmission with 2020+ vision. Full details here.


Online Events:

Control, Alt, Delete: A lecture on the history and politics of Internet Art with Frank Wasser

Date: 23 July
Time: 4-5pm
Web: http://pallasprojects.org
Admission: Free

Pallas Projects are please to present Control, Alt, Delete – A lecture on the history and politics of Internet Art by artist Frank Wasser as part of their online programme for 2020.

More info on the weblink above. Get your ticket <a href=”https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=17268&d=8eqZ39Th_1vdMqsHfE3xuLi5RFtoUJqVPW6zCveKvw&s=613&u=

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