Create – Opportunities & News – July 2021

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Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios residency recipient: Gea Gojak

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-fire-station-artists-studios-residency-recipient-gea-gojak/

Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are pleased to announce Gea Gojak as the recipient of the 2021 Remote Residency Award. This award was specifically designed for collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or histories of intergenerational migration, and will take place remotely over four weeks in June and July. The remote residency offers a focused professional development opportunity that supports and nurtures the arts practice of a professional artist who is interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice.

Gea Gojak is a Croatian theatremaker who uses theatre to explore the way, the means and the language of expression and as an incentive to communicate on relevant socio-political issues. She has produced socially engaged projects that raise questions, communicate with the audience, reveal the world and society as it is, refresh and encourage critical thinking.

The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create.


Networks of Solidarity: On the Airwaves

Date: 27 July
Time: 10am (IST), 7pm (AEST)
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/networks-of-solidarity-on-the-airwaves/
Admission: Free, booking essential
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/on-the-airwaves

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).

Alternative media is an important mode of communication for building communities and social movements. On the Airwaves invites radio producers, performers, community workers and podcasters to discuss the opportunities afforded by the spoken word. This event will share insights to radical broadcasting and community radio on Addison Road in Marrickville (Sydney), the history of occupied radio in Athens (Greece) and podcasting and spoken word from Cork (Ireland). Speakers: Huna Amweero, Ainle Ó Cairealláin, Raphael Olympio, Dr. Krini Kafiris. Facilitator: Fionnuala O’ Connell.

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


AIC 2021 Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity

Deadline: 16 August, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-bursary/2021-bursary-collaborative-arts-and-cultural-diversity/

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 second bursary and its theme will be announced in September.

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 award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development of an extended process of engagement with their practice, and seeks to provide artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage deeply with their practice.

Full details of the award, as well as the application procedure, are available in the Guidelines document, linked here.


Autumn School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice 2021

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/

Create and partner Counterpoints Arts look forward to announcing the fourth School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, to be held remotely in 2021. The School, established as a Summer School in 2018, offers a peer-to-peer learning space in which to explore the concept of ‘cultural diversity’ and its various applications through the lens of the Artist in the Community Scheme, which has resulted in rich cultural ecosystems and cross-sector methodologies. We welcome artists, thinkers, activists and practitioners with a shared goal to explore the concept of cultural diversity and its application.

Please visit our website and social media for further details, which will be announced in the coming weeks.




Marketing Assistant, Superprojects

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 26 July, 5pm
Web: www.superprojects.org
Email: rayneboothprojects@gmail.com

Superprojects is an initiative for young audiences that generates possibilities for creative encounters with contemporary art and artists. They are seeking an outstanding freelance arts assistant, a collaborator with good experience working in the arts and expertise in Marketing and PR, who can assist their curator with administrative tasks as well as take on a new task of helping Superprojects to share its work to new audiences, both in Ireland and internationally.


General Manager, Dance Ireland

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 27 July, 10am
Web: www.danceireland.ie
Email: sheila.creevey@danceireland.ie

Dance Ireland is seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated General Manager to assume responsibility for the daily management of Dance Ireland, overseeing its programme, staff, and venue.

Job Description


Provision of Services for Consultancy on Arts & Culture Strategy 2022-2026, Cork City Council

Category: Tenders
Deadline: 30 July, 12 noon
Web: www.corkcity.ie

Cork City Council is seeking quotations for services from suitably experienced arts consultants to work closely with the Arts Office to assist in the development of the new 5 year Cork City Council Arts & Culture Strategy for the period 2022-2026. The successful consultant will be contracted by Cork City Council to assist in the planning, consultation, development and drafting of the plan.

To view the eTender click here.


Arts Administrator, PhotoIreland

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 1 August, 6pm
Web: https://photoireland.org
Email: julia@photoireland.org

PhotoIreland is looking for the right individual to become an integral part of the core team – a highly motivated, ambitious, and focused person with experience in the Arts, eager to progress as the company expands its operations in support of Photography in Ireland.


Digital Marketing Executive, National Concert Hall 

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 3 August, 12 noon
Web: www.nch.ie
Email: joanne.taaffe@nch.ie

The National Concert Hall (NCH) is currently looking to recruit an ambitious Digital Marketing Executive to strengthen their brand presence online and support all online channels.

Job Description


Community Partnerships Manager (Communities & Neighbourhoods), Barbican, UK

Category: Maternity Cover
Deadline: 3 August, midday
Web: www.barbican.org.uk

The Barbican is looking for a Community Partnerships Manager to join their small and friendly Communities & Neighbourhoods team on a maternity cover contract. The role will be working on their Community Partnerships Programme. This programme is funded by Arts Council England and focuses on nurturing collaborative relationships between the Barbican and community organisations who work with people who are often excluded or ignored by dominant culture due to financial, health or social barriers.

Information Pack


Marketing & Communications Manager, Ballet Ireland

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

Ballet Ireland are now recruiting for a new Marketing & Communications Manager to spearhead the development of the department and to further increase awareness and understanding of their programmes.

Application Pack


Various Roles, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Category: Jobs
Web: www.diff.ie
Email: jobs@diff.ie

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival are currently hiring a number of roles for the 2022 Festival:

Progamme Coordinator | Deadline: 6 August, 12 noon
Reporting to the Festival Director, the Programme Co-ordinator will play a leading role in delivery of Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. Job Description

Development & Marketing Manager | Deadline: 6 August, 5pm
Reporting to the Managing Director and Board, the Development & Marketing Manager will lead the development and marketing agenda for the Festival and lead all fundraising efforts. Job Description


Development Officer (Limerick County), Music Generation

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 13 August, 12 noon
Web: https://lcetb.ie
Email: recruitment@lcetb.ie

A Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and will be responsible for managing a programme of performance music education on behalf of Limerick County Local Music Education Partnership.

Job Description




Artist Workspace Scheme 2021, Wexford County Council Arts Office

Category: Grants
Deadline: 26 July, 2pm
Web: www.wexfordcoco.ie
Email: arts@wexfordcoco.ie

The Arts Office in partnership with Creative Ireland are launching a new Artists’ Workspace Grant Scheme. This scheme is seed funding to help visual artists, craft makers and creatives establish a practice by offering support in suitable, affordable and flexible workspaces throughout the county, and enable a level of subsidy for artists/creatives working in these spaces.

Application Form


Guest Curators 2022, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 26 July, 5pm
Web: www.templebargallery.com

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is seeking proposals from contemporary visual art curators for two exhibitions as part of the Gallery Programme in 2022. These opportunities are open to visual art curators inclusive of all backgrounds and with varied experience.

Information Pack


Decade of Centenaries Programme 2021, Wicklow County Council

Category: Grants
Deadline: 30 July, 12 noon
Web: www.wicklow.ie
Email: wicklowartsawards2021@gmail.com

Wicklow County Council, in association with the Department of Tourism, Culture Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media wishes to develop a programme of commemorative events to mark the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries, from 2021 to 2023.

Funding is now available in Wicklow to support artists and creatives in delivering commemorative initiatives in 2021. Artists and Creatives are invited to submit a funding application which will interpret historical events and provide a platform to encourage reflection and consideration of the issues, both past and present. A core theme of the commemorative project is reconciliation and an element of reconciliation is acknowledgement of the legitimacy of all of the traditions on the island that draw their identity and collective memory from our shared history.

For more details, visit the weblink above.


Strategic Arts Projects 2022, Wicklow Arts Office

Category: Grants
Deadline: 30 July, 12 noon
Web: www.wicklow.ie
Email: wicklowartsawards2021@gmail.com

Wicklow Arts Office invites applications from artists, national resource organisations, individual curators, and/ or artist collectives to propose projects which will nurture practice, enhance connectivity, generate new perspectives and nurture new voices within County Wicklow, supporting a diversity of approach.



General Fund for Artistic and Cultural Mobility, Fonds Fanak, France

Category: Grants
Deadline : 31 July
Web: https://fanakfund.org

Fanak Fund man­ages a Fund for Artis­tic and Cul­tur­al Mo­bil­i­ty in the Euro-Arab-speak­ing-Mid­dle East re­gion and from this re­gion to the rest of the world. Artists and cul­tur­al op­er­a­tors liv­ing and work­ing in Eu­rope, the Arab-speak­ing world and the Mid­dle East can ap­ply.

Visit above weblink for more details.


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Project Awards | Deadline: 19 August, 5:30pm
These awards support specific projects commencing on or after 1 January 2022:

  • Architecture Project Award
  • Arts Participation Project Award
  • Circus Project Award
  • Dance Project Award
  • Film Project Award
  • Literature Project Award
  • Music Project Award
  • Street Arts and Spectacle Project Award
  • Theatre Project Award
  • Traditional Arts Project Award
  • Visual Arts Project Award
  • Young People, Children and Education Project Award

Engaging with Architecture Scheme | Deadline: 19 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.


Dublin City Public Art Programme Strand 2: Art, Dublin City Council

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 2 September, 4pm
Web: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie
Email: publicart@dublincity.ie

The second Dublin City Public Art Programme will be in place for five years and will offer opportunities to create interconnections between art, public, and the city. Strand 2: Art incorporates commissions undertaken with funding from the Per Cent for Art Scheme through the Department of the Housing, Local Government and Heritage and funding from Dublin City Council capital developments.

Dublin, while having the status of the capital city is also a city of communities and localities reaching from the inner city to outer suburbs. As the social geography of the capital has changed and developed in recent decades so have the demographics of the city. There is a broad understanding of the term ‘communities’ which can include communities of practice, interest or place. Artists are invited to propose commissions which make connections between communities and localities across the city.

Commissions can be achieved through one-off interventions, residencies, collaborative projects, interdisciplinary responses, time based work, etc. In line with the principles of the Per Cent for Art Scheme, the proposed process must involve artists making new work as a central aspect of the commission. Curators, artistic directors and creative producers can also make proposals. This gives opportunities for proposals which reflect a wide range of contemporary art practices while also offering potential for the development of new ideas and projects.

More information can be found at here.



Momentum, Irish Architecture Foundation

Date: until 29 August
Time: 10am – 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie
Email: bookings@architecturefoundation.ie
Admission: Free
To register: https://architecturefoundation.clr.events

Momentum is the title of a biannual programme at the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF)’s building, a vibrant centre for architecture in Dublin. The Momentum architects chosen are re-imagining the future of architecture practice, and their work demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity to context, to the environment and to the public.

The intimate spaces within the IAF’s base on Bachelor’s Walk allows the architect to test a theory, revisit an old idea afresh, or present a proposition that can enhance their practice beyond the exhibition. The IAF gallery is used as a stopping off point, a paused moment for reflection on the way to something significant.

IAF are delighted to announce that the planned exhibitions in this series by Noreile Breen, TOB Architect and plattenbaustudio, postponed last year due to public health restrictions will now take place July & August 2021.

More information can be found from the weblink above.



Open Call for Participants, Time Travel: Re-materialising the Past in Place

Deadline: 26 July
Web: www.ncad.ie
Email: muldoonr@staff.ncad.ie

Time Travel: Re-materialising the Past in Place, an immersive module offered by The National College of Art and Design, (NCAD), Creative Futures Academy (CFA) and The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

This immersive module is a unique advanced study opportunity that traverses the fields of visual art and material culture. Convenors Sarah Pierce and Lisa Godson (National College of Art and Design, Dublin) will draw on their current research to convey the entangled role that material documents play across different regions and times, both as a way to renegotiate a past and as a blueprint for future action.

They are seeking applications for this module which will take place in Dublin from 6th – 10th September 2021. This week-long intensive will be of particular interest to practising artists, designers, researchers from any field and anyone with a special interest in how archival and past material informs current practice.


Mentor/ Member Duo Programme 2021, Irish Writers Centre

Deadline: 11 August, 5pm
Web: https://irishwriterscentre.ie
Email: info@writercentre.ie

Irish Writers Centre (IWC) is delighted to announce a new One-to-One Mentoring and Membership Combined Programme with diverse writers in mind. This important support is made possible with kind financial assistance from Dublin City Council. Create are delighted to have supported the development of this initiative in an advisory capacity.

This is for all writers who need the sustenance of another more experienced writer to help them to start, continue or finish a piece of writing. This programme is especially geared at writers, new and existing, who are from backgrounds currently underrepresented in Irish literature. They particularly encourage applications from Black, POC (person of colour), Traveller, Roma, LGBT+, disabled, working class writers, and those who consider themselves to be within the target groups described in the EDI statement on the IWC website.


Pitching Sessions for the 2021 Dublin Fringe Festival, Culture Ireland, Irish Theatre Institute and Dublin Fringe Festival 

Deadline: 13 August, 5pm
Web: www.cultureireland.ie
Email: ciaran.walsh@cultureireland.gov.ie

Culture Ireland, Irish Theatre Institute and Dublin Fringe Festival invite submissions from Irish artists/companies who wish to avail of the opportunity to participate in a pitching session to national and international programmers and presenters, as part of this year’s Information Toolbox at Dublin Fringe Festival (17 & 18 September 2021).

For more information, visit the weblink above.


MA in Arts & Engagement, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork Institute of Technology

Deadline:7 September
Web: https://crawford.cit.ie
Email: avril.obrien@mtu.ie

This Masters prepares graduates to develop a professional practice in arts rich engagement with individual, group, and broader societal contexts. Participants on this Masters programme will develop an understanding of the role of the arts within learning, changemaking and the development of culture.

More information can be found from the weblink above.


Artists and Arts Workers Professional Development Survey, Cork County Council

Web: www.surveymonkey.com/r/JXYFWTZ

The Cork County Council Arts Office are interested in understanding what kind of professional development you need. The data provided will only be used by Cork County Council Arts Office to improve their services to the public and will be in compliance with GDPR Guidelines.

Share your thoughts here.

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