CREATE: News & Opportunities – May 2022

Posted By :
Comments : 0

News from Create:


2022 Summer School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice, Create and Counterpoints Arts

Deadline: 6 June, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/2022-summer-school-on-cultural-diversity-and-collaborative-practice/

Create and Counterpoints Arts are pleased to announce the 2022 School on Cultural Diversity and Collaborative Practice for up to 15 artists. We are delighted to host the 2022 School in person over five days: 13-17 July, at Killary Lodge, Co Galway.

Influenced by global and translocal practices, the Summer School is shaped by the diverse life experiences of participants and the work and mentoring of visiting artists and facilitators.

The 2022 edition of the School will further focus on the cultural and political understandings of ‘place’ in a world increasingly shaped by displacement and uncertainty.

Directed by: Dr Áine O’Brien – Curator of Learning and Research and Co-Founder, Counterpoints Arts
Co-Facilitator– Isabel Lima, Independent Artist and Director of The Gresham Horse project
Visiting artists and facilitators include:

  • Natalia Palombo, Director, Deveron Projects, Huntly, Scotland
  • Ismail Einashe, Investigative Journalist and Cultural Activist
  • Sarah Allen, Director of MozFest


Full details can be found here.


Artist Residency Award, Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam

Deadline: 27 June
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/residencies/create-galway-arts-centre-and-creative-places-tuam-artist-residency-award/

Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam invite expressions of interest from collaborative socially engaged artists who are from a minority ethnic background, have first-hand experience of displacement and/or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration.  For this residency, candidates may self-identify as Traveller, Roma, refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.

The residency takes place across both Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam, provides opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning, with additional curatorial advice from Galway Arts Centre. The residency is aimed at a professional artist who is interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The residency runs over four weeks, 5th-30th September 2022. The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is the 27th June 2022.

Read more about this residency and how to submit an Expression of Interest here.


Creative Places Tuam: Ory’Sta 4: Oein DeBharduin, David McDonagh, Maggs McDonagh and Joanna McGlynn

Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/publication/orysta-4-oein-debharduin-david-mcdonagh-maggs-mcdonagh-and-joanna-mcglynn/

Welcome to the fourth in our series of Ory’Sta Talking on Tuam conversations, which was originally pesented as part of the 2021 UK- based Creative People and Places programme conference.

This conversation, filmed in Tuam town hall, features inaugural Thinking on Tuam resident artist Oein DeBharduin, film-maker David McDonagh, community development worker Maggs McDonagh and visual artist Joanna McGlynn.


Collaborative Learning in the Neighbourhood – Reflections on NCAD’s Dublin 8 Neighbourhood Residency, Create and NCAD

Date: 8 June
Time: 10:30am – 1pm
Venue: Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD
Admission: Free
To book: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/344042790247/

Create and The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) invite you to Collaborative Learning in the Neighbourhood – Reflections on NCAD’s Dublin 8 Neighbourhood Residency.

Since its inception in 2020, NCAD’s Dublin 8 Neighbourhood Residency programme offers Undergraduate Fine Art students an in-depth learning experience of the richness of community-based collaborative arts practice. Immersed in the local neighbourhood of the college and hosted by a network of community organisations including Rialto Youth Project, The Bridge Project and Robert Emmet CDP, as well as Create, the residency supports students to develop their ideas and practices in context and in partnership with others.

This event brings together NCAD students and staff, along with local community workers, youth workers, artists and educators to critically reflect upon shared experiences and consider the challenges and potential of collaborative arts practice in the neighbourhood.

With inputs from NCAD students Patsy Tyrell, Aaron Sunderland Carey and Steph Saidha; Martin Drury, Independent Practitioner and Adviser; Dannielle Mc Kenna, Project Manager of Rialto Youth Project; Sheena Barrett, Curator of the LAB Gallery and Assistant Arts Officer Dublin City Council; Austin Campbell, Executive Director of Robert Emmet Community Development Project; Fiona Whelan, Coordinator of D8 Neighbourhood Residency, NCAD; and Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create.




Digital Communications Manager, Irish National Opera

Category: Maternity Cover
Deadline: 27 May, 5pm
Web: www.irishnationalopera.ie
Email: diego@irishnationalopera.ie

Irish National Opera is seeking a creative, dynamic and technically-proficient individual to join the company as Digital Communications Manager (Maternity Cover).

For more information, visit above weblink.


Art Technician, The Hugh Lane Gallery

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 27 May, midnight
Web: https://careers.dublincity.ie
Email: hrqueries@dublincity.ie

The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin is seeking to recruit an Art Technician to deliver technical support for collection displays and exhibitions to best standards of museum practice.

Job pack and information booklet can be found at the weblink above.


Artistic Director, Civic Theatre

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 31 May, 5pm
Web: www.sigmarrecruitment.com/clients/civic-theatre
Email: rduffy@sigmar.ie

The Board of the Civic Theatre Ltd is seeking an outstanding and talented individual for the position of Artistic Director who will lead the theatre with passion, invention, and dedication to new levels of artistic achievement. S/he will have the courage and originality to lead the theatre in his/her distinctive way while remaining true to its mission and five-year business plan 2022-2026.

The Artistic Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring the theatre achieves its artistic, audience and financial objectives.

Candidate Information Booklet


Court House Director, Open House Festival, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 1 June, 5pm
Web: www.communityni.org/job/court-house-director
Email: alison@openhousefestival.com

Open House is a small independent charity that aims to transform people and places through arts and cultural activity. They are looking for an exceptional individual to lead the Court House team with flair and vision, to deliver an exceptional year-round programme of events and develop an outstanding reputation for their new venue.

Application Pack


Digital Marketing Officer, Kids’ Own

Category: Part-time
Deadline extended: 1 June, 5pm
Web: https://kidsown.ie
Email: jo@kidsown.ie

Kids’ Own is delighted to invite applications for the role of Digital Marketing Officer. The Digital Marketing Officer will work closely with other team members to support the marketing activities of Kids’ Own.

For more information, visit the weblink above.


Access and Inclusion Programmes Assistant, University of Atypical (UofA), NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 8 June, 4pm
Web: https://universityofatypical.org

University of Atypical (UofA) is seeking to recruit a new role of Access and Inclusion Programmes Assistant.

UofA addresses issues of participation, inclusion and accessibility so that all people can participate in the arts and creativity sectors. The communities they advocate for include d/Deaf, disabled and people with neuro-diversities who face barriers to participation. They particularly welcome people who identify as d/Deaf, disabled or neurodiverse to apply.

Application Pack


General Manager, National Opera House

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 17 June
Web: www.nationaloperahouse.ie/about-us/job-vacancies
Email: chairman@nationaloperahouse.ie

The National Opera House invites applications for the position of General Manager. This is a new position being created at an exciting time in the company’s development.

More details are available from the weblink above.


Awards & Calls:


Emerging Artist Bursaries, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) County Council

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 2 June, 12 noon
Web: www.dlrcoco.ie

Emerging Artist Grants support individual emerging artists in all disciplines from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to develop and further their practice through the creation of new work at this vital stage in their career development. dlr Emerging Artist Bursaries 2022 are kindly funded by The Arts Council.

For more information and to apply click here.


We Only Want the Earth, A4 Sounds, Fire Station Artists’ Studios and Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland

Category: Residencies
Deadline extended: 8 June
Web: https://a4sounds.org/we-only-want-the-earth-residency-2/
Email: hello@a4sounds.org

We Only Want the Earth is a yearly 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 and Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) and is open to artists who are seeking or have sought international protection in Ireland.

The award provides material support (€9,700) to the successful applicant in the form of a monthly stipend, and artist fees, an additional budget (up to €2,000) towards their exhibition costs, as well as in kind support such as mentoring, technical support and access to facilities.

Full information and how to apply can be found from above weblink.


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Engaging with Architecture Scheme | Deadline: 9 June 2022, 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.

Bursary Awards | Deadline: 23 June 5:30pm
The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice. It provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art.

  • Arts Participation
  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Litríochta don Ghaeilge
  • Literature – English Language
  • Music
  • Street Arts and Spectacle
  • Theatre
  • Traditional Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Young People, Children, and Education

Agility Award 2022 | Deadline: 23 June 5:30pm
The purpose of the award is to support individual freelance artists and arts practitioners at any stage of their careers.

The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website.


Arts + Health Bursaries 2022, artsandhealth .ie

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 10 June, 12pm
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie/
Email: info@artsandhealth.ie

The national arts and health website is delighted to announce that they will be offering two bursaries in 2022, funded by the Arts Council and the HSE.

Documentation Bursary 2022
Applications are invited from artists working in healthcare settings, healthcare professionals, arts and health organisations/partnerships and others working in the field of arts and health. This bursary is applicable to the documentation of arts and health projects across all artforms and arts practice areas (participatory arts, performance arts, environmental enhancement initiatives) in the Republic of Ireland. Application Pack

Emerging Artist Reflective Bursary 2022
Professional artists with an emerging arts and health practice are invited to apply for this bursary to reflect on their practice. The bursary is open to individual early-career artists working in any artform within the field of arts and health practice in the Republic of Ireland. Application Pack


Call for Artists, Small Sparks

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 10 June
Web: www.leitrimcoco.ie
Email: arts@leitrimcoco.ie

Small Sparks is project where artists have the opportunity to work with a Leitrim businesses for three weeks to explore common interest and opportunities carry benefit for both the company and the artist. There are no preconditions on what an artist (who may be from any arts discipline) might do – or what, if anything, might be produced during that time – although a materials budget is available for use.

Participating companies in 2022 are The Old Rectory Country House in Ballinamore, Jinny’s Bakery in Drumshanbo and Caz-Cards Gift Shop & Printing in Manorhamilton.

Read more about this project from the weblink above.


Begin Together Arts Fund, Bank of Ireland and Business to Arts

Category: Awards
Deadline: 23 June, 5pm
Web: www.businesstoarts.ie
Email: begintogetherartsfund@businesstoarts.ie

The third round of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund, in partnership with Business to Arts will make a total of €1 million in arts funding available over three years, awarded to projects that are enhancing the wellbeing of their communities.

The Fund supports or commissions artists and arts organisations to develop arts projects that engage the individuals, audiences and communities involved. All art forms are eligible to apply. With this third round, they are encouraging applications from artists in any art form, which enhance the wellbeing of their communities.

More information can be found from their website.




No Serhadain, Hina Khan

Artist talk and Exhibition tour: 26 May, 2-3pm
Exhibition continues until 17 June
Venue: LHQ Gallery, Cork County Library
Web: www.corkcoco.ie/en/events/no-serhadain-hina-khan

Serhadain, the Urdu word for boundaries, is a term and concept that drives Kinsale based artist Hina Khan’s art practice. Hina questions the boundaries of artform, in her case the art of miniature painting – in which she has a Master’s Degree –  and the political, social and cultural constructions of boundaries. In this solo exhibition, Hina presents several immense artworks.


Turning Ground Talk Series 2022, NCAD and The Digital Hub

Dates: 27 May and 10 June
Time: 7-8pm (IST)
Web: www.ncad.ie/gallery-event/view/digital-cultures-webinar-series-2021

The National College of Art and Design, Dublin (NCAD) and The Digital Hub present a programme of public talks titled, TURNING GROUND Talks Series 2022. Together, they will imagine just socio-ecological futures with a focus on the Dublin 8 neighbourhood.

AI and Bias.  Feminist + Queer Perspectives | Date: 27 May
The historical data we use to train Artificial Intelligence or Machine learning technologies continue to reflect biases that many of us would have hoped to relegate to the past, including bias towards gender and race. From racial profiling to gender and class bias, AI systems can reflect back and further entrench inherent problems within our society. How can the female perspective begin to challenge and question these norms?

Models of Creative Practice | Date: 10 June
This event will bring together the pioneering work of Forensic Architecture and Dr Mercedes Bunz and Eva Jäger from the AI Creative Lab, Serpentine Gallery to discuss models of practice in relation to emerging technologies and creative processes. They will examine the role of research as a critical tool, exploring how artists are engaging in practice-based research at the intersection of academia, art and activism.


Website and Eventbrite workshop for Arts Event Organisers, Mayo Arts Service

Date: 30 May
Time: 2-4:30pm
Web: www.mayo.ie
Email: kgillespie@mayococo.ie

This workshop is about the role played by Eventbrite in event management and how to optimise a webpage for your event. By the end of this training, participants will be able to set up their event on Eventbrite and sell tickets. They will also be able to best optimise a page on their website (if they have one), to bring traffic in.

Workshop is free but booking is essential. Please email kgillespie@mayococo.ie to receive your Zoom links.


Summer Seminar 2022: The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art, Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Dates: 4-5 July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Project Space, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin 1
Web: www.firestation.ie
Admission: €60
Email: programme@firestation.ie / director@firestation.ie

Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) are delighted that New-York based artist, activist and writer, Professor Gregory Sholette, will lead their 2022 Summer Seminar, The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art. For this dynamic seminar, Gregory has invited two guest speakers with a wide range of knowledge and relevant experiences to contribute to the seminar: Olga Kopenkina who will contribute to the discussion with a focus on curatorial activism in Belarus during the 2020 anti-government protests and Mykola Rydni, curator and activist from Ukraine, who will discuss wartime cultural practices.

Please note places are limited, there is an application process and the closing date for receipt of completed application is 10th June at 5pm.

More information is available from weblink above.


PROTEST! Photography, Activism and Social Change in Ireland, Gallery of Photography

Exhibition until 11 June
Venue: Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Web: www.galleryofphotography.ie

PROTEST! looks at the vital role photography has played in recording and making visible the struggle for equality, diversity and inclusion in Ireland. Over recent decades we have witnessed unprecedented change with systemic inequalities challenged and, in some cases, overcome. This social revolution has encompassed a broad spectrum of local and national issues, from civil rights, political struggle and conflict, women’s rights, LGBTQIA+, institutional abuse, social and economic issues, Travellers’ rights, through to international movements for change, including anti-war, climate change, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo.

Outlining a broad range of photographic practices from the late 1960s to the present day,  PROTEST!  features work by Irish and international photojournalists, social documentary photographers, socially-engaged artists, citizen journalists, and activists together with photographs from leading newspapers and NGOs, many exhibited here for the first time.




Mapping Arts & Older People Activity Across Ireland, Age & Opportunity

Closing date: 31 May
Web: https://ageandopportunity.ie

Age & Opportunity Arts believes that in order for them to best support older arts participants they need to increase their knowledge of any relevant arts provision that is currently in place. As such, this short survey aims to map the arts and older people ‘sector’ across Ireland.

They will share the results of the survey and hope the findings from it can be used as a future resource to identify strong case studies of successful projects that may inspire others. The survey will also help identify where there are strong bases or gaps in arts and older people activity throughout the country.

This survey will only take 5 minutes to complete and will be open for responses until the 31st May. The survey can be accessed here.


An exciting opportunity for Artist Workspaces in Temple Bar, Dublin 2 

Web: https://mailchi.mp/arts/artistworkspacestemplebar
Email: ken@germaine.eu.com

The Arts Office, Dublin City Council in collaboration with the Temple Bar Cultural Trust is delighted to announce a new opportunity for artist workspaces in Curved Street (formerly FilmBase building) Dublin 2.

12 potential spaces have been identified by Dublin City Council who will be able to offer artists affordable rents for designated workspace. The Arts Office is keen to engage with the artistic community on an open and competitive process to allocate these units.

The former FilmBase Building is located in the centre of Temple Bar and right in the centre of Dublin City’s cultural quarter. Artists will be provided with designated workspace. Applications can come from individual artists, groups of artists or artistic or cultural organisations interested in specific or multiple spaces. Dublin City Council is committed to engaging with the successful artists on the final outfitting of the unit, allowing the successful artists the ability to co-design their workspace.

The online application form will be available from 9am on Friday 3rd June. The closing date for applications will be Wednesday 22nd June 2022 at 12 noon.

More details can be found from above weblink.

About the Author

Leave a Reply