CREATE: Opportunities & News – August 2021

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Create and The Model residency recipient: Nadia Tamerji

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-the-model-residency-recipient-nadia-tamerji/

Create and The Model in Sligo are pleased to announce Nadia Tamerji as the recipient of the 2021 Artist Residency Award. This award was designed for collaborative socially engaged artists who have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. The residency will take place at The Model and provide opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning and is aimed at a professional artist who is interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice.

Nadia Tamerji is a recent graduate of the Institute of technology, Sligo. She grew up in County Meath in an Irish and Lebanese household. Her ambition is to gain varied experience to create an artist-run organisation that supports national and international arts. She envisages this haven to be in partnership with Middle – Eastern, African, Asian and Indigenous organisations to ensure cultural inclusion.

This residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create. It is supported by Sligo Arts Office and is offered through a partnership between Create and The Model.


Autumn School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice 2021

Deadline: 30 August, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/2021-autumn-school/

Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce the 2021 School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 12 artists. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing, we will host the 2021 School virtually over five days: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of October. The Autumn School is an initiative of The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create.

The virtual Autumn School is shaped by global and translocal practices. It is fundamentally informed by the diverse life experiences and creative practices of participants and the work and mentoring of visiting facilitators. The focus of learning in the School is enabled by an exploration of the critical space between the lived realities of cultural diversity and the connective methodologies and collective actions underpinning collaborative practice.

The School is interdisciplinary in its curriculum and composition of participants, presenters and facilitators. Together we will explore what cultural diversity means in practice – in people’s intimate lives, in neighbourhoods and within communities of place and interest.

Guidelines and an online application form can be found at the above weblink.


Artist in the Community Scheme 2021 (Round 2)

Deadline: 27 September, 5:30pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-awards/

The Arts Council offers awards through the Artist in the Community Scheme to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC) is managed by Create.

The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.

Visit Artist in the Community Scheme section at www.create-ireland.ie for further details. For information on the Scheme and how to apply contact support@create-ireland.ie or phone 01 473 6600.



Head of Operations & Administration Department, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 31 August
Web: www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie
Email: recruitment@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie

Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking a Head of Operations & Administration to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the organisation, to help achieve their ambitious aims to connect the citizens of Dublin through culture and conversation.

Role Specification


Director of Strategy, Development and Inclusion, Galway Arts Centre

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 1 September, 5pm
Web: www.galwayartscentre.ie
Email: tara@galwayartscentre.ie

Galway Arts Centre (GAC) is recruiting a new post of Director of Strategy, Development and Inclusion. The successful candidate will lead the delivery of the GAC strategy; engage with GAC staff, partners and funders on the development of the Centre, its programme, services and assets; and develop new ways to expand access to the arts in Galway and diversify their GAC audiences.


Digital Marketing Manager, Arts Council

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 2 September, 12 noon
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

The Arts Council is the government agency for developing the arts in Ireland. They work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life. They currently have an exciting full-time opportunity at Higher Executive Officer grade for a Digital Marketing Manager.

Role Profile
Candidate Information booklet


Development Manager, Irish Architecture Foundation

Category: Maternity Cover
Deadline: 2 September, 5pm
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie
Email: production@architecturefoundation.ie

The IAF is seeking to recruit a full-time Development Manager (Maternity Cover), who will play a significant role in the continued development and delivery of the IAF’s development and fundraising initiatives, building on the IAF’s successes to-date.

Job Description


Programme Manager, Visual Artists Ireland, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 6 September, 5.30pm
Web: https://visualartists.ie

Visual Artists Ireland is now seeking applications for the position of Northern Ireland Programme Manager. This is a contact position and will be assigned for a period of 3 years, with the potential for renewal based on performance. Visit above weblink for more details.


Research Assistant, Verbal Arts Centre, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 13 September, 12 noon
Web: www.theverbal.co
Email: Clare@theverbal.co

The Verbal Arts Centre is hiring Research Assistant who will work as part of a team of project workers and oversee the quality, training, management and evaluation of the project. The ideal candidate will support the team in delivering a community cohesion programme.

Job Description


Learning Programme Co-ordinator, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 14 September, 2pm
Web: www.dlrcoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office is seeking applications for an external Learning Programme Co-ordinator for the 2021-22 Gallery Programme.

More information can be found here.


Various Roles,  Offaly County Council

Category: Tenders
Deadline: 14 September, 3pm
Web: www.offaly.ie

Offaly County Council Arts Office is seeking tenders for the appointment of a temporary Event Manager and for the appointment of a temporary Project Evaluator with regard to their In the Open – Faoin Spéir programme.

Events Manager
Online Application

Project Evaluator
Online Application




Category: Residencies
Deadline: 30 August, 11pm (CET)
Web: www.starts.eu
Email: valery.desmedt@luca-arts.be

S+T+ARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances between science, technology and the arts, that effectively implement a European approach to technological innovation centered on human needs and values.

Through this open call they want to kick-start a series of collaborative processes between artists, researchers and communities that generate projects to raise awareness and/or offer concrete solutions for regional water challenges in Europe.

They invite artists to apply for one of the ten residencies that are being launched by its European partners: LUCA School of Arts (Belgium) in collaboration with Gluon (Belgium), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – TBA21 (Austria), Universal Research Institute (Croatia) ,V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (The Netherlands), Ohi Pezoume/ UrbanDig Project (Greece) and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy) and STARTS partner BOZAR- Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels).

Visit above weblink for more information.


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 here.


Call for Projects, on-the-fly (EU)

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 5 September, 11:55pm (CET)
Web: https://onthefly.space

on-the-fly is a Creative Europe project committed to support the development of the European Live Coding practice. It is a partnership between Hangar, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Ljudmila and Creative Coding Utrecht.

Live coding is a performing art and a creative technique centered on writing and modifying algorithms in real-time, often in the presence of a physical or virtual audience in such a way, that the person writing the algorithms becomes part of the algorithm itself. This is, live coding explores real-time writing of algorithms with creative intentions. The process is shown to the public, thus giving insights on the performer’s mind.

For more information, visit above weblink.


Brighter Future, ESB and Business to Arts

Category: Grants
Deadline: 8 September
Web: www.businesstoarts.ie

ESB have announced a new ‘Brighter Future Arts Fund’, in partnership with Business to Arts. Through this open call, ESB is seeking to fund new artworks / arts projects which respond to the question ‘what does a Brighter Future look like?’, engaging the public in a vision for Ireland that is hopeful and inspiring.

They want to support creative ideas to engage the public in a positive way around the energy transition, look towards a Brighter Future, consider the steps necessary to get there and the importance of this in tackling climate change. Artists / arts groups are encouraged to work in partnership with other arts, community, environmental, technological, or heritage/architectural organisations on the development and realisation of their projects.

Visit above weblink for more details.


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Agility Award | Deadline: 9 September, 5:30pm
The Agility Award aims to support individual professional freelance artists and arts workers at any stage in their careers. This award was developed to support people following the COVID-19 crisis and is open to all.

They particularly welcome new applicants and encourage applications from all areas of the community regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community, or socio-economic background.

Authored Works (opens 31 August) | Deadline:30 September, 5:30pm
The purpose of Authored Works is to provide film artists with the creative and editorial freedom to make a feature-length authored cultural film work from a strong artistic point of view. Films must be artist-led.

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.


Virtual Artist Residency, Limerick City Gallery of Art

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 13 September, 5pm
Web: http://gallery.limerick.ie
Email: artgallery@limerick.ie

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) invites applications of interest for a Virtual Artist Residency as part of the inaugural pilot project Test Space Residency, to take place for 8 weeks during the Autumn/Winter of 2021.

Test Space Residency is a new and forward-thinking residency model that aspires to meet the needs of a wide range of art practitioners. It considers the availability of the LCGA space both physically and virtually.

Open Call


Princeton Arts Fellowship 2022-24, Lewis Center for the Arts Lecturer and Princeton University, USA

Category: Fellowships
Deadline: 14 September, 5pm (ET)
Web: https://arts.princeton.edu
Email: lca-fellowships@princeton.edu

Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, David E. Kelley Society of Fellows in the Arts, and the Maurice R. Greenberg Scholarship Fund, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.

Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.

More information is available from the above weblink.


Arts and Inclusion Exploration Commissions 2021, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 20 September, 2pm
Web: www.dlrcoco.ie

With the onset of COVID-19, artists and arts organisations working in the Arts and Health and Arts and Disability sectors have been seeking ways to engage with participants and services to continue their practice.

These two commissions with a budget of €5,000 each are aimed at supporting an artist/arts organisation who work or intends to work with people in either the field of Arts and Health or Arts and Disability in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County.




New Now Next: Eyal Weizman, Irish Architecture Foundation

Date: 9 September
Time: 6-7:30pm
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie
Admission: Free

Registration now open for IAF’s second New Now Next talk of 2021, with Eyal Weizman, founding director of Forensic Architecture and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. The talk will be moderated by writer, editor and curator Shumon Basar.

Click here to register.



Funding for Dance Artists, Dance Ireland and Create

Date: 3 September
Time: 12-1:15pm
Web: www.danceireland.ie
To book: www.danceireland.ie/book-a-workshop

Dance Ireland, in partnership with Create, present this funding clinic designed to support early career artists, and artists entering the publicly funded sector for the first time.

They will look at funding available in Ireland and discuss how to navigate bursaries, awards and supports to develop your work and professional practice at national and local level, and how to build relationships and networks around your artistic vision. This will be followed by a Q&A.


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 is a new Masters in Arts and Engagement which 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.



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