CREATE: News & Opportunities – May 2021

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Creative Places Tuam seeks to grow Creative Team

Deadline: 27 May, 12 noon

Creative Places Tuam is an Arts Council initiative, led and managed by Create. The three year programme aims to develop a grassroots approach to creativity and arts engagement, building capacity for a rich, engaged artistic and cultural practice in the town and its hinterlands. Creative Places Tuam is utilising residencies, commissions, creative exchanges and development days, as well as community-based artist awards to make space for new ideas and new collaborations.

We seek to establish a panel of Tuam-based video, photo, illustration, and social media/ web professionals who will support the work of Creative Places Tuam, upholding a high standard of output and connection with the community.

We are particularly interested in those who want to be part of our creative team to help us tell the story of Creative Places Tuam.  We would like to grow the team with local Creatives with a background in collaborative practice, and engagement and connections to the community of Tuam.

Creative Places Tuam will offer professional development opportunities to the selected panel members, including training days, networking opportunities and support from the Create team. All work within the programme will be remunerated.

Visit above weblink for full details.


Common Coherence: Working with Conflict for Sustainable Futures
Online workshop with Spyros Tsiknas and Dr Eve Olney

Deadline for application: 11 June, 4pm
Workshop date: 15 July
Time: 10am – 2pm including breaks
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/common-coherence/
Email: vance@create-ireland.ie

Create, Spyros Tsiknas and Dr Eve Olney are delighted to present Common Coherence: Working with conflict for sustainable futures, a presentation / workshop drawing from Non Violent Communication (NVC) that aims to create a sense of collective understanding and empowerment to participants who experience conflictual situations within collective work and collaborative practices. It is developed for those interested in creating ecological sustainable futures such as participatory artists working with communities, activist groups, collaborative creative practices and commoning collective assemblies.

The workshop combines the basic principles of Non Violent Communication (Needs and Emotions), with methods of performing arts and reflexive critique. It aims to build new fields of understanding based upon vivid, experiential knowledge using role-play, based upon tacit, real life scenarios. It establishes how knowledgeably working with conflict and difference can create sustainable futures.

There is a limit of 12 places for this workshop. To apply, please email vance@create-ireland.ie with 100-200 words on yourself and why you are interested in attending this workshop. Participants will receive a short questionnaire from Spyros and Eve prior to the workshop. A nominal fee of €10.00 will apply.


Networks of Solidarity: In The Roots

Date: 8 June
Time: 10am (IST), 7pm (AEST)
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/networks-of-solidarity-in-the-roots/
Admission: Free, booking essential
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/in-the-roots

Networks of Solidarity is a series of four monthly online talks co-organised by artist/organiser Kate O’Shea and writer/researcher Enya Moore from the Just City Collective. This series aims to strengthen transnational networks of solidarity and deepen awareness of place-based struggles that reverberate from Dublin 8 to Gadigal Country (Sydney, Australia).

In the Roots brings together four speakers whose practices are embedded in places of connection, creating sustainable and abundant systems as well as community organisation around ecological concerns. In this shared online space, we will explore the perspectives, knowledge and experience they bring to their practices and communities in diverse urban contexts. Guests include Alexandra Crosby and Ilaria Vanni (Mapping Edges), Nadeena Dixon (Wiradjuri, Yuin and Gadigal, Dharug-Boorongberrigal clan, and multi-disciplinary artist), Seoidín O’ Sullivan (artist). Facilitated by Dr. Eve Olney (researcher, activist, creative producer and educator).

This event series is supported in part by a Dublin City Council Revenue award granted to Create.




Festival Administrator, Dublin Theatre Festival

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 27 May, 5pm
Web: https://dublintheatrefestival.ie
Email: maria@dublintheatrefestival.ie

Dublin Theatre Festival wishes to appoint a Festival Administrator. The role is crucial to the smooth and efficient running of the main festival office.

Job Description


Executive Artistic Director, Firkin Crane, Cork

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 28 May, 12 noon
Web: www.firkincrane.ie
Email: paul@firkincrane.ie

Firkin Crane seeks to appoint a dynamic visionary Executive Artistic Director to lead the organisation into a new phase of reinvigoration and redevelopment.

Recruitment Pack


Verification and Records Officer, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 28 May, 12 noon
Web: http://artscouncil-ni.org

The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and now is looking for Verification and Records Officer.

Job Description


Project Co-ordinator, Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT)

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 31 May
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie
Email: what@hse.ie

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has announced details of the exciting new full-time position of Project Co-ordinator to join their team.

Based at the organisation’s WHAT Centre for Arts and Health at University Hospital Waterford, the role will present the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real contribution to WHAT’s development and to its continued success in the coming years.


Events Officer, Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF)

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 2 June, 12 noon
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie
Email: production@architecturefoundation.ie

The IAF are looking to recruit an Events Officer for Open House Dublin 2021, Ireland’s largest festival of Architecture, takes place from 15-17 October 2021.

Job Description


Community Arts Co-ordinator, Dublin North East Inner City (NEIC)

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 2 June, 4pm
Web: www.neic.ie
Email: neiccommunityarts@gmail.com

The NEIC invites applications for a Community Arts Co-Ordinator role on a Contract for Services basis for one year. The purpose of this position is to coordinate and deliver a community arts programme which celebrates and builds on creative arts practice that has taken place in the NEIC to date, and which creates new opportunities for arts and creative practice to take place within strategic short, medium and long-term goals.

More details can be found from the weblink above.


Senior Registrar and Collections Manager, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 2 June
Web: https://imma.ie
Email: human.resources@imma.ie

IMMA is looking for a Senior Registrar and Collections Manager who will build up the Collection Inventory and ensuring that all systems and procedures meet best museum practice; combined with effective documentation and registration working practices and to oversee Collections conservation programmes which are outsourced as required.

Job Description


Education & Engagement Assistant, Young at Art, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 7 June, 9am
Web: www.youngatart.co.uk

Young at Art, Northern Ireland’s leading children’s arts organisation and producer of the annual Belfast Children’s Festival, wishes to find an Education & Engagement Assistant, who will support the Education & Engagement Officer in the delivery of their education/ engagement projects.

Job Description


Managing Director, Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 7 June
Web: https://irishaerialcreationcentre.com
Email: info@irishaerialcreationcentre.com

As part of a restructuring, the Irish Aerial Creation Centre is now looking to strengthen its capacity by appointing a Director, to lead the team, run the centre, work with their new five-year strategic plan and drive forward the company’s Capital Grant project.


Public Engagement Officer, Earagail Arts Festival

Category: Part-time
Web: https://mymrecruitment.com
Email: team@mymrecruitment.com

Earagail Arts Festival is Donegal’s premier celebration of local, national and international culture and one of the largest arts festivals in Ireland. They are looking to recruit a Public Engagement Officer.

More information is available from the above weblink.




District Centre Enhancement Programme, South Dublin County Council 

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 26 May, 4pm
Web: https://sdcc.submit.com
Email: ghoran@southdublincoco.ie

South Dublin County Council would like to invite expressions of interest from artists with experience of community collaboration, for the commissioning of artworks that creatively explore public spaces. The outcomes of these public art commissions may take the form of Street Art, Art Installation or event. A willingness to enter into a working partnership with the community and key stakeholders in the process of creating the commission is a core consideration in this brief.

Artists Brief


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Arts Grant Funding | Deadline: 27 May, 5.30pm
Arts Grant Funding will be awarded to organisations and individuals to carry out a series of activities between  1 January – 31 December 2022.

Reel Art | Deadline: 27 May, 5.30pm
The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition.

Creative Production Supports | Deadline: 3 June, 5.30pm
The Arts Council will offer Creative Production Supports in the following areas:  Dance, Theatre and Young People, Children and Education.

Bursary Awards* | Deadline: 24 June, 5.30pm
*open 25 May

The awards support professional individual artists in the development of their arts practice:

  • Architecture Bursary Award
  • Arts Participation Bursary Award
  • Circus Bursary Award
  • Dance Bursary Award
  • Dámhachtain Sparánachta Litríochta don Ghaeilge
  • Literature Bursary Award – English Language
  • Music 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

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.


Politics of Heritage – School for sonic memory, Nomadic Mediterranean Residency Programme, Italy

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 30 May
Web: www.cittadellarte.it
Email: networks@onassis.org

As part of the Alexandria: (Re)activating Common Urban Imaginaries, Creative Europe project coordinated by MUCEM, Theatrum Mundi and Onassis Stegi are producing a pluri-disciplinary nomadic residency program exploring sound, memory and trans-Mediterranean resonances. The call is aimed at anyone engaged in the study, protection or production of collective urban memory – in the form of built heritage, soundscape, music, stories, social and political practice, with sound as a primary medium of research.

They are calling for expressions of interest to join a 6-month production process, based around 3 one-week creative research residencies: Athens, November 2021; Alexandria, January 2022; Marseille, March 2022. The selected artists will have to travel to all 3 cities and collaborate with a group of local artists. A final week-long event will be organised in Biella, Italy in July 2022 to share insights and the results of the residency.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Mapping Arts and Disability provision in Mayo, Clare & Galway City

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 1 June, 4pm
Web: www.mayo.ie/arts/
Email: doconnor@mayococo.ie

Mayo County Council Arts Service, Clare County Council Arts Office and Galway City Council Arts Office seek to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced individual or organisation to undertake an arts and disability research project on a contract for services basis.



RUINS | BODIES Symposium, Outlandish Theatre Platform

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 1 June
Web: https://bit.ly/3bAYxfc
Email: info@outlandishtheatre.com

Outlandish Theatre Platform are inviting artists of all performance related disciplines to respond to the themes of Ruins/Bodies within the framework of their practice and contextualised by the ruminations of their environments by sharing an existing piece of performance work or a new piece of work which can be shared digitally.

RUINS | BODIES presents and explores the possibilities and limitations of self-representation in performance making by sharing a digital work, artists’ responses, the launch of a publication and a round table discussion. This symposium will be held on 2 July 2021.

For more information visit the weblink above.


Youth Arts Commission 2021, Offaly County Council Arts Office

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 2 June, 4pm
Web: www.offaly.ie/eng/

Offaly County Council Arts Office invites professional artists, individual or collaboratively, to submit proposals for the delivery of a new Youth Arts Project for the cohort of 13 to 25 year olds within Offaly.  The commission is open to submissions from all art disciplines including visual arts, film, animation, digital arts, performing arts, literature or sound art.



We Only Want the Earth Residency Award 3, A4 Sounds, Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Migrants and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 10 June, 5pm
Web: https://a4sounds.org
Email: residency@a4sounds.org

We Only Want the Earth is a 12-month programme of awards, exhibitions, and events that seeks to interrogate the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?

The award is in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) and Migrants and Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ) and is open to artists from ethnic-minority backgrounds including members of the Travelling Community and migrant artists who are currently based in the Greater Dublin area.

The award provides material support to the successful applicant in the form of a monthly stipend, and artist fees, an additional budget towards their exhibition costs, as well as in kind support such as mentoring, technical support and access to facilities.

More details are available from the weblink above.




As for Protocols – To Hold Things Together, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York

Date: 20-21 May
Time: 11am – 3pm (EDT)
Web: https://veralistcenter.org
Admission: Free, registration is required

Compositing real and speculative community and institutional models, To Hold Things Together is a two-day symposium focusing on modes of social and institutional nodality and protocols of encounter and solidarity. Proposing theoretical and practical elements of coalitional exchange, it seeks to build aesthetic, poetic, and tactical forms of research, assembly, mobilization, and co-creation amid affectively fraught unfolding realities.

The symposium resonates, in motivation and format, with the past year of the Vera List Center’s As for Protocols seminars, which can be accessed here. All symposium sessions will also feature American Sign Language interpretation and live captioning. Zoom link available with registration.


With the End in Mind – Making Art About Death, Lime Tree Theatre 

Date: 21 May
Time: 1pm
Web: www.limetreetheatre.ie
Admission: Free, booking essential

Dominic Campbell of the Irish Hospice Foundation and Joanne Ryan, Limerick artist who is currently dealing with themes of death and dying in her work, will speak to Katie Verling about why artists in Ireland are drawn to exploring these themes, why this work is important and who they’re doing it for.


Modes of Capture Symposium 2021, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (UL), Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival

Date: 21-23 May
Time: from 10am
Web: www.dublindancefestival.ie
Admission: €10-25

This year’s Modes of Capture Symposium explores the theme of decolonising structures, thinking and embodiment within current modes of dancemaking and documentation.

This theme resonates with current international calls to decolonise dance studies and to allow the expression of multiple narratives and minoritised positions on creative dancemaking processes. Curators Dr Jenny Roche, Liz Roche and Dr Róisín O’Gorman, have brought together a group of remarkable local and international academics, dance artists, practitioners and scholars for the event, who will be sharing their work through a series of recorded presentations, live-streamed discussions, workshops and performances.

Symposium Schedule


What Does He Need? by Fiona Whelan, Brokentalkers and Rialto Youth Project, in association with The LAB Gallery

Date: 24 May – 7 June
Web: www.whatdoesheneed.com

The What Does He Need? project in partnership with The LAB gallery presents two interconnected public art works: a 30 minute audio piece and a public poster project, both exploring the ways in which men and boys are shaped by, and in turn influence the world around them.

The What Does He Need? audio piece tells the story of a fictional boy from the day of his birth to early adulthood. The audio piece is intended to explore societal expectations placed on boys and men, and how learned behaviours are perpetuated, particularly by the influence of other men. To listen (from 24 May), please go to www.whatdoesheneed.com.

The What Does He Need? public poster project presents a range of viewpoints on the needs of men and boys in different scenarios and at different stages of life. The public poster project was launched in December 2020 in the windows of The LAB Gallery. From 24 May – 7 June, the posters will be displayed on billboards in three new locations; Saint Mary’s Place (Dublin 1), Church Street (Dublin 7) and Dolphin’s Barn (Dublin 8). These posters include a QR code which links directly to the What Does He Need? audio piece.

This audio piece and public poster project are part of What Does He Need? – a long-term project by artist and writer Fiona Whelan, theatre company Brokentalkers and Rialto Youth Project, exploring how men and boys are shaped by and influence the world they live in. The project aims to create a significant public dialogue about the current state of masculinity.


Public Art in Healthcare, artsandhealth .ie

Date: 25 May
Time: 1-2pm
Admission: Free, booking essential
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/public-art-in-healthcare

Claire Meaney, Director of Waterford Healing Arts Trust, will be joined in conversation by George O’Neill, Project Manager for HSE Estates in the South East, and artist Conall Cary to explore the joys and challenges of Per Cent for Art Scheme commissioning in healthcare settings.

This discussion will demystify the commissioning process for arts and health managers, healthcare managers and artists by exploring the model used by Waterford Healing Arts Trust and the Capital Projects Team HSE South East.

This conversation forms part of the Arts and Health Conversation Series 2021, produced by artsandhealth .ie and funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.


The Future is Bright, Culture Works

Date: 27-28 May
Time: 10am – 1.45pm
Web: https://buytickets.at/cultureworks/524243
Email: info@cultureworks.ie

The Future is Bright is a series of future focused, interactive webinars helping you to find your way through the “how” and “why” of making and presenting work digitally. This series is produced by Culture Works, commissioned by The Arts Council.

With artists and organisations focusing on the immediate needs of their artforms to ‘pivot’ to online production and presentation of work, the webinars will span questions of how work is made, produced, disseminated and ultimately if and how audiences will respond and interact with online work. Each webinar will last 1 hour and will be followed by a 45 min informal networking session (optional but please register your interest at registration).

Click here for webinar schedule and more details.




Artist Survey 2021, Arts Council Ireland

Closing date: 28 May
Web: https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90336186/Artist-Survey-2021

The Arts Council has issued a survey for artists that seeks to broadly assess the impact of COVID-19 and asks about:

  • changes in work practices, work places and work patterns;
  • the financial impact of the crisis on artists in 2020;
  • the personal impact the crisis has had on artists.

In the context of the Arts Council’s Paying the Artist policy it also asks about artists’ experiences of pay and contractual arrangements. It is a follow up to the survey they issued in April 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 crisis – key findings of which are published on the Arts Council’s website – and which formed a part of their submissions to Government in 2020.


Artist Payment Survey 2021, Visual Artists Ireland

Closing date: 30 June
Web: https://visualartists.ie

Visual Artists Ireland are currently doing some work on their Artist Payment Guidelines. They look at updating the research that first took place in 2011, with updates in 2013 and 2016. This is in the form of a short survey where VAI ask you to provide them with details of your experience of artists payments during 2019 and 2020.

More information can be found from above weblink. Take the survey here.


Mapping Arts and Health Activity in Ireland, Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) 

Web: www.artsandhealth.ie

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought increased awareness of the importance of the arts in supporting personal and community wellbeing. The members of Arts and Health Co-ordinators Ireland (AHCI) have been delivering arts experiences to health service users in the Republic of Ireland for almost two decades and as such promote the relationship between arts, creativity and wellbeing.

The research, which was carried out by Dr. Francesca Farina, measured the level and nature of Arts and Health activity in 2019 across a range of healthcare contexts, from hospitals and day care centres, to community settings and health promotion.

The benefits of arts experiences for healthcare users, staff and the public are well documented, ranging from stress reduction, improved health and well-being outcomes, development of creativity and enhanced sense of community.







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