CREATE: Opportunities & News – September 2021

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News from Create:

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 (AIC) Scheme 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.


We Only Want The Earth: Residency 4 2021

Deadline: 5 October, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie

Create is pleased to partner A4 Sounds and Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) for the We Only Want the Earth Residency 4. We invite applications from artists who are seeking or have sought international protection in Ireland, for a four-month residency award as part of the We Only Want the Earth 2021 programme. The residency will run from November 2021 to March 2022. The residency opportunity aims to support an artist based in Ireland to develop their arts practice.

Read full details on the award and application procedure here.


AIC Bursary 2021: Collaborative Arts and Community Development

Deadline: 18 October, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-bursary/2021-bursary-collaborative-arts-and-community-development/

Create is delighted to announce our second Artist in the Community Scheme bursary award in 2021. This bursary is offered in partnership with Irish Local Development Network, themed on Collaborative Arts and Community Development.

The AIC Bursary Award 2021: Collaborative Arts and Community Development specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice.

Full details of the award, as well as the application procedure, are available here.


2021 Autumn School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/2021-autumn-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice-2/

We are pleased to announce the publication of the programme for the 2021 Autumn School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice. Devised by Create and Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab, the School is an initiative of The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create.

Now in its fourth year, the School will take the form of a five-day virtual residency enabling a ‘think and do’ collaborative approach, utilizing creative workshops, critical and comparative case studies, a creative group challenge, one-to-one mentoring.

International guest artists including curators, policymakers and activists: Dana Olărescu, Dominik Czechowski, Ismail Einashe, Isabel Lima, Nike Jonah.

A special feature in 2021 will include a School event with investigative journalist, Ismail Einashe, at Platforma 6 on 22 October. This event is open to public. Read more and reserve a free place here.


Palermo: The Black Mediterranean – Collaborative, Investigative Methods in a Frontier Place
Date & Time: 22 October, 11am – 12:30pm

Moderated by Áine O’Brien (Counterpoints Arts), Einashe reflects on how the tools of investigative journalism – interviews, data, trauma-informed reporting, cross-border, and diverse, collaborative forms of journalism – might align and compliment experimental, embedded approaches of socially engaged art practice; how both practices can mutually inform each other to gain a more vital sense of urban citizenship and how local places are continuously transformed through different waves of migration.




Weft Project Coordinator, Dublin Fringe Festival

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 26 September, 5pm
Web: www.fringefest.com
Email: recruit@fringefest.com

A new initiative from Dublin Fringe and partners Hot Brown Honey, Origins Eile and Dylan Coburn Gray, Weft is 18-month project focusing on talent development and network building for emerging and early career Black artists and artists of colour in Ireland. They are looking for a Weft Project Coordinator.

Job Description


Production and Office Manager, Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF)

Category: Maternity Cover
Deadline: 30 September, 5pm
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie

The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is seeking a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated Production and Office Manager (Maternity Cover) to join their team.

Job Description


General Manager, Linenhall Arts Centre

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 1 October, 5pm
Web: www.thelinenhall.com
Email: director@thelinenhall.com

The Linenhall Arts Centre is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic person who will strengthen their team and help them drive their mission of providing an arts service for all in the community.

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Marketing & Communications Manager, Crawford Art Gallery

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 4 October, 5pm
Web: https://crawfordartgallery.ie
Email: normacuddihy@crawfordartgallery.ie

Crawford Art Gallery is currently recruiting for the position of Marketing & Communications Manager.

Job Description


Festival Production Manager, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 8 October, 5pm
Web: www.diff.ie
Email: jobs@diff.ie

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival is seeking a Festival Production Manager, from 22nd November 2021 to 11th March 2022.

Job Description


Member Engagement Officer, A4 Sounds

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 13 October
Web: https://a4sounds.org
Email: hello@a4sounds.org

A4 Sounds is a non-profit artist-run workspace and gallery in north-inner-city Dublin. They are hiring a Member Engagement Officer.

Full details can be found from the weblink above.


Marketing and Communications Executive, Helium Arts

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 15 October, 5pm
Web: http://helium.ie
Email: hr@helium.ie

Helium Arts is currently recruiting for the position of Marketing and Communications Executive to join their team. Visit above weblink for more information.




A Better Place 2021, Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) 

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 27 September, 5pm
Web: www.waterfordhealingarts.com
Email: what@hse.ie

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has announced an open call to artists based in Ireland to submit proposals for its A Better Place exhibition, which takes place at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) later this year.  This annual exhibition aims to make UHW ‘a better place’ for all – patients, visitors and staff – by displaying original, uplifting artworks.



Dublin Docklands Light Commission, Dublin City Council

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 29 September, 4pm
Web: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie
Email: publicart@dublincity.ie

Dublin City Council is delighted to announce the Dublin Docklands Light Commission which seeks designs for a light installation to be located on City Quay on the south bank of the River Liffey in the Dublin Docklands. The proposed light installation is intended to be a long-term addition to the Docklands and should be designed to have a minimum life span of 20 years with routine maintenance.

Full details are available from the weblink above.


Project Intensive, Project Arts Centre

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 30 September, 12pm
Web: https://projectartscentre.ie
Email: intensive@projectartscentre.ie

Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce a new pilot artist programme: Project Intensive. It is aimed at artists who are not yet established in their careers, but who have a professional practice of at least 2 years which engages with contemporary arts and ideas – they will welcome applications from artists working in any artform. Project Intensive is about embracing learning as a collective practice.

Click here for more information.


Artist Bursaries Autumn 2021, Droichead Arts Centre

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 30 September, 5pm
Web: www.droichead.com
Email: rita.mcquillan@droichead.com

Droichead is delighted to announce their second strand of artist bursaries for 2021. Earlier in 2021 they awarded 10 bursaries to artists in Louth and East Meath. Following on from this first round, they are expanding the reach a little to include the North East Region* (Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan), and providing three bursaries of €2,500 for professional artists who are based in this region.



Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Authored Works | 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.

Film Artist in Residence at UCC in 2022 | Deadline: 28 October, 5:30pm
The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from film artists of distinction for the role of Film Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2022.

Writer in Residence/ Fellowship Scheme 2022 | Deadline: 28 October, 5:30pm
The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/ Fellowship positions to provide university students of Creative Writing MA and MFA programmes with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional author of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.

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.


International Curator Residencies, Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 8 October, 5pm
Web: www.firestation.ie
Email: projects@firestation.ie

Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), Dublin, Ireland invites international curators to apply for flexible residencies throughout 2022. The FSAS International Curator Residency provides contemporary international curators with a space to live, work and network in Dublin.

Full details can be found from the above weblink.


Visual Arts Project Fund, Goethe Institut

Category: Funds
Deadline: 15 October, 11:59am (CET)
Web: www.goethe.de/en/
Email: projektfonds@goethe.de

Collaborative work processes and artistic research in global, trans-cultural contexts open up opportunities for shared learning and the production of new knowledge across national borders. The Goethe-Institut’s Visual Arts Project Fund supports artists, curators and institutions from different countries and regions in the realisation of projects planned jointly and based on an equal division of labour and creative input. The aim is to promote international networks in the visual arts, architecture, design and art education/cultural mediation through innovative artistic and curatorial work.

Guidelines can be found from the above weblink.


Arts and Disability Connect, Arts & Disability Ireland

Category: Awards
Deadline: 18 October, 4pm
Web: www.adiarts.ie
Email: amie@adiarts.ie

The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support individual artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in Ireland. It offers artists an opportunity to; make a change in their practice; ‘step up’ in terms of scope and scale; engage in new learning experiences; develop new working relationships; buy time to research and develop work; to make and present new work to audiences.

Application forms, guidelines, Easy Read information and FAQ’s for round two 2021 can be downloaded from the weblink above.

Information Session: Come Ask Questions with Amie Lawless
Date & Time: 1 October, 11am – 12pm
To register: https://adiarts.ie




Arts Focused Disability Equality Training, Mayo County Council

Date: 29 September
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Web: www.mayo.ie
Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is pleased to announce an arts focused Disability Equality Training workshop with Damien O’Connor, Arts & Disability Coordinator of Mayo County Council. The workshop will take place online and is open to participants from counties Mayo, Galway and Clare.

Booking essential as spaces limited. To book contact mayoarts@mayococo.ie to receive your Zoom link to the workshop.


Norton Lecture 4: The Road by Laurie Anderson, Mahindra Humanities Centre at Harvard

Date: 6 October
Time: 5pm (EDT)
Web: https://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu

Presented by Laurie Anderson, one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. The talk will consider technology, media hypnosis, radio, speed and invention.

Introduced by Suzannah Clark, Morton B. Knafel, Robin Kelsey and Shirley Carter Burden. Moderated by Adam Curtis.

For more information and to register, visit the weblink above.


Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival, Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders

Date: 15-24 October
Web: www.frontlinedefenders.org
Email: events@frontlinedefenders.org

Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders, in partnership with Amnesty International, Fighting Words, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, National Women’s Council of Ireland, Trócaire, and Poetry Ireland, will present the 2021 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival. It showcases and highlights the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today.

Click here to see the full schedule.


The Gathering 2021, Bealtaine Festival

Date: 26-28 October
Time: 10am – 12:30pm
Web: https://bealtaine.ie

The Gathering is the annual networking event for the Bealtaine community of event organisers, artists, partners and supporters. This year, the event will take place online across three mornings in October.

They are delighted to announce that this year’s keynote speaker, Ann Ingle, author of memoir ‘openhearted’, will be in conversation with her daughter, writer Róisín Ingle.

Full line up of speakers will be announced shortly.




Gender Equality, Public Service and Arts and Cultural Identity 
Consultation meeting on National Action Plan Against Racism, Irish Network Against Racism (INAR)

Date: 6 October
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Web: https://inar.ie
Email: policy@enarireland.org

The Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) are hosting a series of consultation meetings to draw up their own National Action Plan Against Racism.

The Irish government has undertaken to develop a new National Action Plan Against Racism entitled ‘Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland’ to be drawn up by a new independent Anti-Racism Committee. INAR have made their submission to the Anti-Racism Committee.

In parallel to this process, INAR will be developing its own alternative National Action Plan Against Racism and leading a series of consultation meetings. INAR welcomes contributions from the Arts Sector to the consultation meeting on 6th October 2021, which focuses on Gender equality, Public Service and Arts and Cultural Identity.

If you wish to attend the consultation meeting please email policy@enarireland.org for details on how to join.


Appointments to the Board of the Arts Council Ireland

Deadline: 6 October, 3pm
Web: www.stateboards.ie

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill up to 7 positions on the Board of the Arts Council. In line with the Arts Council’s EHRD Policy, they welcome applications from candidates representative of Ireland’s diversity.⁣

Information Booklet


Volunteers Call Out, Open House Dublin 2021

Date: 15-17 October
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie

Open House Dublin (OHD) are looking for volunteers who are friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about the city. This year, the festival will again take on a hybrid model, featuring both in-person and online events. They are seeking visitor facing roles such as stewards, information hub attendants, and tour guides. Volunteering for OHD is for everyone who loves their city and wants to get involved.

Open House Dublin is brought to you by the Irish Architecture Foundation.

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