Create: Opportunities & News – March 2021

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In Conversation event with Grant Kester

Date: 23 March
Time: 6pm
Venue: Online
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/in-conversation-event-with-grant-kester/
Admission: Free (booking essential)
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/in-conversation-event-with-grant-kester

Create, in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Age & Opportunity, University of Limerick, Fingal Arts Office, and the Engagement and Learning Dept of IMMA, is delighted to announce an In Conversation event with renowned US-based art historian and educator Grant Kester, and Gráinne Coughlan, Independent Researcher and PhD candidate TU Dublin. The event will be chaired by Professor Kerstin Mey, President, University of Limerick.

As Professor of Art History at UCSD and the founding editor of Field: A Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism, Grant is one of the leading figures in the critical dialogue around socially engaged art practice today. Taking place in the context of ongoing work Create and the above partners are undertaking to devise a new evaluative register and framework for collaborative / socially engaged arts practice, this conversation delves into the question of the critical coordinates for collaborative and socially engaged arts practice, exploring alternative ways to analyse and understand the complex processes and relationships inherent to socially engaged art and which lay the foundations for change.

This event is offered free of charge, but booking is essential to secure your place. Details of the online platform will be emailed in advance of the event. Visit here for speakers’ biogs and more details.


Beyond the Now: Art and Mutual Aid after the Pandemic at Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics Belfast

Date: 23 March
Time: 11am
Venue: Online
Web: https://beyond-the-now.com/news/beyond-the-now-at-imagine-festival-belfast/

We are pleased to announce that Beyond the Now will take part in the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics Belfast, with “Beyond the Now: Art and Mutual Aid after the Pandemic”, a panel discussion to be held on the 23rd March at 11am. Reserve your free place at the Imagine! Festival site.

As we try to map a route beyond Covid-19, the arts can play an important role in renewing community. But it has to be acknowledged that artists and arts infrastructure has been hard hit by the pandemic.The return to normality, when it arrives, cannot be the picking up of routines that were curtailed by months of lockdown. Normality now offers itself to be remade.

This panel discussion, featuring Dr. Stephen Felmingham, Dr Majella Clancy and Dr Kim Charnley, aims for an honest assessment of the challenges encountered in the wake of Covid-19, while affirming art as an agent of social renewal. It asks what role art might take in reconstruction and explores the ethics of ‘mutual aid’ that informs some forms of art activism.


Artist in the Community Scheme – Increased Award Amounts and Timeframes announced

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-increased-award-amounts-and-timeframes-announced/

We are delighted to announce that with the support of the Arts Council Ireland, maximum award amounts will be increased in 2021 for all Research and Development awards. This is informed by the Arts Council’s Paying the Artist Policy and Create’s guidelines on fair and equitable pay. Increased fees for Artist Mentors better reflect their contribution to this developmental work. The maximum available timeframe has been increased from 5 months to 6.

From 2021, we will no longer offer the specifically ring-fenced Research and Development Award with Mentoring for an artist from a minority ethnic or migrant background. Rather, additional supports will be offered to all applicants, regardless of their individual background.

We acknowledge the very particular challenges for some artists in applying for funding. From 2021 we will take action towards ensuring a more equitable application process through additional support to those with disabilities or access needs. This will include translation or transcription services, or alternative modes of applying using audio or video format.

In addition, this year we have introduced online application forms. The online portal allows quick loading of support materials and other relevant documentation, and has a “save and continue later” function, which allows applicants to revisit their application within 30 days of saving it.

Round One of the AIC Scheme closes on the 26th April 2021. Application forms are now live online. You can find further information on applying for the AIC Scheme at our AIC Scheme Awards page.


Artist in the Community Scheme Online Info Session

Date: 30 March
Time: 10am
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/artist-in-the-community-scheme-information-session-online/
Admission: Free (booking essential)
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/online-information-session-artist-in-community-scheme

Create is pleased to announce an online information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, with Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, and artist William Bock, previous AIC Scheme award recipient.

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 Artist in the Community Scheme but don’t know where to start, come talk to us. 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 us.

In addition to the information session, we are also offering online Collaborative Clinic sessions. The Collaborative Clinic offers artists/applicants one to one project advice sessions with members of the Create team. These include sessions specifically for first-time applicants to the Research and Development award, and those who have been unsuccessful in the past, as well as sessions for applicants to the Project Realisation award – looking at Budgeting, Communications and Dissemination, Production and Digital Platforms and Evaluation.

Further details on these one to one sessions and booking information will follow.


Create selected for RAISE Programme 2021- 22

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-selected-for-raise-programme-2021-22/

Create is thrilled to have been chosen to be part of the RAISE Programme for 2021-22.

An Arts Council initiative delivered by O’Kennedy Consulting since 2018, RAISE focuses on building capacity to generate significant private and philanthropic investment for the arts and cultural sectors.

We are very much looking forward to learning more about how to optimise our fundraising potential, and proud to have been one of the 15 Irish arts organisations chosen.

  • Branar Téatar do Pháistí
  • Create
  • Dance Ireland
  • Dance Limerick
  • Douglas Hyde Gallery
  • Firkin Crane
  • Galway International Arts Festival
  • Improvised Music Company
  • Irish Baroque Orchestra
  • Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership CLG
  • Linenhall Arts Centre
  • Smock Alley Theatre
  • The Glucksman
  • The Tyrone Guthrie Centre
  • Youth Theatre Ireland



Chief Executive Officer, Thrive, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 24 March, 3pm
Web: https://wewillthrive.co.uk
Email: recruitment@wewillthrive.co.uk

Thrive has been a vital and essential organisation in its support of the arts, culture and heritage sectors. They are looking for their next CEO, to lead their organisation into its next stage of development.

Information Pack


Traveller Awareness Raising Worker, Pavee Point

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 25 March
Web: www.paveepoint.ie
Email: info@pavee.ie

Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre is a partner to a new two year project which aims to raise awareness about healthy relationships and prevent violence against girls and women among young adults and teenagers. They are looking to recruit a new worker to work with them to develop and deliver the awareness raising programme with young Travellers, Traveller organisations and community.

Job description
Application form


Press & Marketing Manager, Irish Film Institute

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 26 March
Web: https://ifi.ie
Email: slyons@irishfilm.ie

The Irish Film Institute is seeking to appoint a Press & Marketing Manager to join the management team. They will be responsible for the effective delivery of all marketing, PR and promotional initiatives for the company, incorporating IFI Cinemas, IFI Irish Film Archive, IFI Education, IFI International, IFI National and IFI Platforms.

Job Description


Director of Development, The Lir Academy

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 29 March, 5pm
Web: https://thelir.ie
Email: recruitment@thelir.ie

The Lir Academy is seeking a new Director of Development to work with the Director and Development Council (a subcommittee of the Board) to devise and deliver appropriate structures, strategies and targets to achieve The Lir Academy’s strategic priorities.

Job description


NCAD Creative Futures Academy Co-ordinator, National College of Art & Design

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 30 March
Web: www.ncad.ie
Email: staffappointments@staff.ncad.ie

The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) is now looking to appoint a Creative Futures Academy Co-ordinator. Reporting to the Creative Futures Academy Programme Director and working closely with NCAD’s Academic Development Group, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all projects within the Creative Futures Academy and related projects.

Job Description
Application Form


General Manager, Irish Theatre Institute

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 31 March, 5pm
Web: https://irishtheatreinstitute.ie
Email: recruit@irishtheatreinstitute.ie

Irish Theatre Institute (ITI) is seeking a dynamic and dedicated General Manager to join its team.

Job Description


Executive Director, Macnas

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 9 April
Web: www.macnas.com
Email: jobs@macnas.com

Macnas have an upcoming vacancy for their Executive Director role, and they are looking for an individual who will match the ambition, vision, energy and innovation of their team, and work with them to bring work of the highest quality to audiences in Ireland and around the world.

Full details


Chief Executive Officer, First Fortnight

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 12 April, 12 noon
Web: www.firstfortnight.ie
Email: triona@firstfortnight.ie

First Fortnight is now at a unique phase in its development and seeks to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation through this next phase of consolidation and sustainable growth.

Information Pack




Experiment! Sculpture Award, Sculpture Dublin

Category: Awards
Deadline: 26 March, 5pm
Web: www.sculpturedublin.ie

Experiment! is a unique opportunity for the selected artist to realise a piece of sculpture with support from Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) and Dublin City Council Arts Office.

The Award will provide a range of practical supports to an artist seeking to take creative risks within their practice, allowing them to further develop and refine their own sculptural language while pursuing new lines of enquiry.

Information Sheet


Portal Documentation Award 2021, Arts in Education Portal

Category: Awards
Deadline Extended: 26 March, 5pm
Web: https://artsineducation.ie/en/
Email: editor@artsineducation.ie

The Arts in Education Portal editorial team are pleased to invite applications for a documentation award.

The purpose of the award is to support the development of documented outcomes from Arts in Education initiatives in Ireland, which can be shared with the arts in education community and give insights into different processes of engagement. This is part of the Arts in Education Portal Editorial Committee’s commitment to supporting and recognising the value of documentation and reflection as a key component within arts in education initiatives.

Visit the weblink above for more information.


Creative Ageing Writing Bursary 2021, Age & Opportunity 

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 26 March, 12pm
Web: https://bealtaine.ie
Email: arts@ageandopportunity.ie

The Age & Opportunity inaugural Creative Ageing Writing Bursary aims to generate discussion, debate and knowledge about creative ageing in Ireland. The bursary is intended to afford time and space for an artist/ writer to reflect on their practice – the learnings, insights but also challenges they have faced. The writer/artist might also want to consider how they have approached working with older people and the learnings generated through that.

Application Form


Call for Art Factory 2021, The Complex

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 1 April, 5pm
Web: www.thecomplex.ie
Email: info@thecomplex.ie

The Complex invites artists of all disciplines to present their ideas for a contemporary, performative and interdisciplinary arts platform called THE ART FACTORY which provides a setting for experiments to take place in a supported environment, within the raw aesthetic of The Complex.

Visit above weblink for more information.vvvv

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