OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – October 2020
Beyond the Now: opening new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world
Create is delighted to introduce ‘Beyond the Now’ a syndicated social practice platform, founded by partners based and working in locations across the globe. Beyond the Now aims to open new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world. Beside Create, partners include Counterpoints Arts, Open University, Plymouth College of Art, Ettijahat, Coculture, and Mozilla Festival.
The platform has been established to commission short reflective writings and other creative submissions from artists and other cultural practitioners as well as community activists, reflecting on the Covid-19 situation.
The first season contains nine submissions from artists, arts professionals and community activists, reflecting on the Covid-19 situation. Three submissions will be shared each month, between October and December, at which point the season will conclude.
Our October release features writer, filmmaker and activist Ashish Ghadiali’s text ‘Age of Uncertainty’; artist, activist and educator Gregory Sholette’s short film examining responses to the pandemic by a range of international artists; and artist Jeanne van Heeswijk’s text ‘How we have been preparing for the not yet’.
Beyond the Now: https://beyond-the-now.
AIC Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity Recipient
Create and the Irish Refugee Council are pleased to announce Amir Abu Alrob as the recipient of the Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity.
Amir is an actor and theatre-maker originally from Palestine, who has recently received Refugee status in Ireland. Amir has over six years’ experience as a collaborative theatre practitioner, working with Palestinians living in camps in occupied territories, with women’s groups, and in his capacity as an asylum seeker.
Amir intends to use the bursary in research and development of a collaborative artistic project arising from a personal conflict that will look at the legacy of colonisation and occupation, identity, trauma, survival, resistance (personal, cultural and national) in the search for the real meaning of freedom. Amir will work with key mentors and collaborators exploring propaganda and the formation of national identity, including parallels between Irish and Palestinian identities, and plans to share his work in Summer 2021.
Call for Submissions: Contested Narratives, Places and Futures: Socially Engaged Art Practice in Ireland
Deadline: 6 November
Edited by partners from Create, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, and the Centre for Socially Engaged Practice-Based Research, Technological University Dublin, this timely publication will bring together a dynamic mix of established and emergent socially engaged artists/practitioners, collectively reflecting an interdisciplinary range of collaborative, participatory, mediated and curatorial practices in Ireland.
The editors invite contributions from artists, filmmakers, photographers, curators, musicians, architects and designers, amongst others. We seek original pieces of writing that have not been previously published in book, journal or catalogue format.
We welcome contributions from self-identified minority and migrant socially engaged practitioners.
AIC Scheme Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights
Deadline: 9 November
Create is delighted to announce the second Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights, in partnership with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. This bursary aims to support individual professional artists 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 in the context of human rights. The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect and engage with and reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with human rights using collaborative methodologies.
Applications and Guidelines can be found at the weblink above.
AIC Scheme Bursary 2020: Collaborative Arts and Human Rights Information Session
Date: 20 October
Create is pleased to announce an information session on applying to the AIC Scheme Bursary award, with Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement at Create, Doireann Ansbro, Senior Research and Policy Officer at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and previous Bursary recipient, theatre maker Aisling Byrne.
This event is offered free of charge, but booking is essential. Book your place here.
AWARDS & CALLS
Arts and Disability Connect – Round 2, Arts & Disability Ireland
Deadline: 19 October, 4pm
The Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce that a second round of funding will be available through the Arts and Disability Connect scheme in 2020.
Designed to support individual artists with disabilities, the Arts and Disability Connect scheme includes New Work, Mentoring and Training awards.
Visit above weblink for more information.
City Cemetery Heritage Project, Belfast City Council, NI
Belfast City Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced visual artists to work with up to six groups of young people through schools and youth groups to produce a series of artworks based on the rich history and heritage of City Cemetery.
The artwork will be displayed on the site hoarding which will be erected at the City Cemetery during the construction of the new visitor centre.
More Information about the Belfast City Cemetery Heritage Project can be found at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/
Graduate Award Opportunity 2021, Fingal Arts Office and MART
Deadline: 1 November
Fingal County Council Arts Office and MART are delighted to announce a continuation of the Graduate Award to the support and professional development of recent graduates from Fingal County Council.
This opportunity includes:
- 12 Months Free Studio at MART Studios Harolds Cross – beginning January 2021
- A place in MART’s Annual Awards Exhibition, where the artist will join a group exhibition and receive an artist fee and some materials, technical and marketing support
Further Details & How to Apply can be found via this Application Form.
Arts Council Funding
An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme | Deadline: 5 November, 5:30pm
The award is open to local authorities to apply for projects or initiatives that they identify as being of strategic significance to arts development locally, regionally and nationally.
Professional Development Award | Deadline: ongoing until 19 November, 5:30pm
The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to support practicing artists and arts practitioners to upskill through access to a professional development or training opportunity.
Applicants can propose a specific once-off training or developmental opportunity. This can be accessed digitally or in person, in-line with COVID-19 guidelines.
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.
Arts Grants and Bursary Awards 2021, Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council invites applications for funding towards arts projects and programmes in the city:
- Revenue Grants 2021Revenue Grants 2021
- Project Grants 2021
- Neigbourhood Grants 2021
- Voluntary Grants 2021
- Bursary Awards 2021
Criteria and Guidelines can be found from the weblink above.
City of the future, S+T+ARTS, Italy
Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 30 November
STARTS – acronym of Science + Technology + Arts – is a European Commission initiative launched in 2015 to foster collaborations between artists, scientists, engineers and researchers to develop more creative, inclusive and sustainable technologies. In particular, the aim of S+T+ARTS is to promote a new approach to technological development, one that is rooted in human’s values and needs.
Nesta Italia, supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and the European Commission, launches City of the future: the open call is addressed to Artists, Collective and Creatives from Italy and all over Europe to present artistic concepts based on emerging technologies (e.g. AI, Big Data, Blockchain, 5G, IoT), considering their applications and usability into an urban and social context (for example, projects aimed at finding medtech solutions for COVID19 or solutions to enhance an ecological transition).
More information are available here.