Create is delighted to offer two Artist in the Community Scheme bursaries in 2021.
The first, themed on Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity, is offered in partnership with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, and is designed to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals).
The AIC Bursary Award 2021: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice who has first-hand experience of displacement and/or is shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this bursary, candidates may or may not self-identify as refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.
The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is 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 engage with and reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with their practice using collaborative methodologies.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday the 16th of August.
We are further pleased to announce an information session on the 22nd July in relation to this bursary. In this information session, Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, will outline the Bursary, answering any questions you might have about making an application. She will be joined by Teresa Buczkowska, Integration Manager at The Immigrant Council of Ireland. The focus of discussion will frame the context of this Bursary, the application process and how a Bursary could help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development. Artist Amir Abualrob, previous Bursary recipient (Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity, 2020), will speak to their experience and the role the Bursary played in the development of their practice.