CREATE: News & Opportunities – June 2022

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Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Remote Residency 2022 recipient: Nasrin Golden

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-fire-station-artists-studios-remote-residency-2022-recipient-nasrin-golden/

Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are pleased to announce Nasrin Golden as the recipient of the 2022 Remote Residency Award.

Nasrin Golden is an Iranian/ Irish Visual Artist who attempts to convey the healing and reconciliation of conflict inherent to the human condition. This residency award will allow Nasrin time to develop and integrate her creative practice collaboratively, developing a network of other collaborative artists for peer support, work with experts in the field and learn how the community may benefit from her practice as well as identifying their needs.

Read more about Nasrin and this residency here.


Earwig! Arts Archive, Creative Places Tuam

Date: 21 June
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Tuam Town Hall
Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/activity/earwig-archive/
Email: cptuam@create-ireland.ie

Creative Places Tuam will be hosting a sharing of the Earwig! Arts Archive on June 21st in the Town Hall Tuam at 6:30pm.

Tuam artists Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran have been working with Creative Places Tuam for the past two years, exploring their creative practice and their own archives. Now is the chance to hear more about this process, and see the Earwig! Archives publicly for the first time. Everyone is invited to come down, chat and share their own memories of the festival and the town, and to contribute any items they feel should be part of the archive.

Staying true to Earwig!’s Punk D.I.Y. ethos you are invited to make your own archive zine on the night by photocopying the available shared material


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.


Artist Residency Award 2022, SIRIUS and Create

Deadline: 1 July, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/sirius-and-create-artist-residency-award-2022/

Following on from our successful 2020 Artist in the Community Scheme Cultural Diversity Residency partnership, SIRIUS in Cobh, Co. Cork and Create are delighted to once again offer a Residency opportunity for a collaborative/ socially engaged artist. We specifically invite expressions of interest from artists who are committed to developing or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged practice. SIRIUS and Create are committed to supporting the selected artists’ interests as well as practices that either directly address the connection between art and activism, or broadly contribute to a discussion around commoning, locality, the public sphere and civic action.

Artists must be based in the Republic of Ireland and be willing to be resident in SIRIUS from 22nd September to 18th October to be eligible for this award. Expressions of Interest must be received by 5pm on 1st July 2022.

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


AIC Scheme 2022 Round One: Successful Recipients

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-successful-recipients-2022-round-one/

Congratulations to all successful applicants to the AIC Scheme (Round One) in 2022, who come from a range of art forms and contexts.

Read more about each recipient, and their planned course of work, here.


Re:framing Migrants in European Media, European Cultural Foundation

Web: https://culturalfoundation.eu/stories/reframing-migrants-in-european-media/

Create, as one of the partners of Beyond the Now, is delighted to be part of The Re:framing Migrants in the European Media pilot project. Co-funded by the European Cultural Foundation and DG Connect of the European Commission, the project supports the development of a European public sphere, inclusive to the perspectives of refugees and migrants.

The European Cultural Foundation run the project together with a consortium of Gazeta Wyborcza (Warsaw), Here to Support (Amsterdam), Eticas (Barcelona), Beyond the Now (Berlin/Dublin/London) and ZEMOS98 (Sevilla). Together with the coalition we will research the ways refugees and migrants are currently represented in (social) media, map media and artistic practices inclusive to marginalised groups, and build a community of practice by connecting practices from mainstream and community media in order to make the public sphere more inclusive to refugees and migrants.

The project will hold a three-day collaborative event in Madrid from 6-8 July, under the banner Decolonizing the Newsroom.

Check out Beyond the Now at https://beyond-the-now.com.




Programme Coordinator, Dublin Youth Theatre

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 27 June
Web: https://dublinyouththeatre.com

Dublin Youth Theatre are currently recruiting a Programme Coordinator to join their admin team.

Job Specification


Various Roles, Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Category: Part-time
Deadline: 30 June
Web: www.tseac.ie
Email: Director@tseac.ie

General Manager
Due to expansion of its activities, they are creating a new role of General Manager who will support the Director in providing a safe, clean and welcoming environment for all users of The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre.

Communications and Marketing Manager
They seek to appoint a Marketing and Communications Executive. The appointee will be responsible for assisting in the management of public relations and the development and delivery of a marketing and communications strategy.

Box Office Administrator
They are seeking a box office administrator to join their small, busy team who provides friendly and responsive customer service to their patrons both over the phone and in person.


Creative Places Coordinator, Cork County Council

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 1 July, 4pm
Web: www.yourcouncil.ie

The Creative Places West Cork Project Coordinator will be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the West Cork Islands Creative Places programme.

Information Document


Education and Engagement Officer, Rua Red 

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 7 July, 12 noon
Web: www.ruared.ie

Rua Red wishes to appoint an Education and Engagement Officer to co-ordinate the Learn programme at Rua Red. The Learn programme reflects the organisation’s interests with place, politics, and people through high quality, diverse programming and by working with people of all ages, from every community.


Outreach Officer, Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, NI

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 22 July, 5pm
Web: www.porticoards.com
Email: Verity@porticoards.com

With funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund, Portico is delighted to be recruiting for an Outreach Officer, who will strengthen relations between Portico and the surrounding community by devising and delivering outreach activities.


Awards & Calls


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

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.

Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme | Deadline: 30 June, 5:30pm
Applications are invited for proposals seeking funding to support touring and dissemination of work across a range of artforms and art practices. This scheme is designed to support the touring and dissemination of work starting between January 2023 and June 2023.

ilDÁNA | Deadline: 15 July, 5:30pm
ilDÁNA is designed to enhance the TG4 schedule by supporting the making of ambitious and cinematic long-form documentaries on the arts in Irish.

Project Awards | Deadline: 28 July, 5:30pm
This award supports projects in different fields of art parctice.

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


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


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.


Between The Sights of the Sun, Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 7 July
Web: https://www.birrvintageweek.com/between-the-sights-of-the-sun
Email: birrvintageweekarts@gmail.com

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival is seeking submissions for the exhibition entitled Between The Sights of the Sun, curated by Maeve Mulrennan.

This year’s title and theme takes this line from Seamus Heaney’s celebrated poem ‘Bogland’. Artists are invited to consider landscape in relation to time, or the incidental moments that make up a lifetime. Séamus Heaney’s Bogland also carries contrasting imagery of sinking, melting depths underfoot, inwards and downwards, against the horizon and sun. His poem considers the bog’s ability to preserve and hide, and in this and other bog poems links identity and creativity to our relationship with our boglands.


Carrick on Shannon Public Art Project, Leitrim County Council

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 10 July
Web: www.leitrimcoco.ie
Email: arts@leitrimcoco.ie

Leitrim County Council, as commissioning agent, in partnership with Carrick on Shannon Heritage Group, Carrick on Shannon Tidy Towns and Leitrim GAA invites submissions from artists to undertake two murals at separate locations in Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim that celebrate the heritage, purpose, commitment and missions of both Leitrim GAA and Carrick on Shannon Tidy Towns.

Project Brief


Town Ecologies 2022, Workhouse Union

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 14 July, 5pm
Web: https://workhouseunion.com
Email: info@callanworkhouseunion.com

In its second year, Town Ecologies invites three Irish emerging architects to develop their co-design, creative placemaking and community engagement skills and experience in rural Kilkenny. The selected architects will work alongside Workhouse Union, Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and local community groups and stakeholders.

Open Call Leaflet



Opera Square Limerick, Limerick Twenty Thirty

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 15 July, 4pm
Web: https://operasquarecommission.submit.com

Opera Square is a landmark re-imagining of a city quarter that honours and re-ignites the age-old entrepreneurial spirit of Limerick. It features a series of diverse but interconnected buildings around a central plaza, discoverable by laneways from the surrounding waterfront, city high street and nearby market district. It is a weave of meticulously restored Georgian heritage and dynamic contemporary architecture that forever changes the ancient city’s skyline.

The public art commission will be intrinsic to creating an identity and sense of place for the Central Plaza. The selected artwork will be a contemporary, ambitious and visually strong artwork that complements the cultural and environmental values of Opera Square.

Artist Brief


Rural Engagement Arts Programme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, NI

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 28 July, 12pm
Web: http://artscouncil-ni.org

The purpose of the Rural Engagement Arts Programme (REAP) is to provide an integrated, cohesive approach to the needs of local rural communities as they emerge from the global Covid pandemic, recognising the specific issues they face as a result. The overarching theme is combatting isolation and loneliness, and promoting social inclusion.

The Arts Council believes that arts, and coming together as communities, can all make a vital contribution to building health, confidence and healthy integrated communities. Groups can apply for one-off projects or for a programme of events. Projects do not have to be new: existing programmes which are successful and meet the strategic themes of REAP are eligible.

More information can be found from above weblink.




Moments of Light – Agency and Connection though Creative Engagement with Children and Young People in Health Contexts

Date: 28 June
Time: 1-2pm (IST)
Venue: Online
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie
Admission: Free
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/moments-of-light-creative-engagement-with-children-in-health-contexts

The National Website for Arts and Health is hosting an online conversation exploring arts for children in healthcare contexts. Sarah Fuller and Yvonne Cullivan, Associate Artists with Helium Arts, will discuss their experiences of working with children and young people through the arts in healthcare settings in Galway. In particular, the artists will reflect on engaging in three specific spaces: by the bedside in Inpatients, in the waiting room in Outpatients and in the community through Helium’s Creative Health Hub Programme.

Read more about this event from the weblink above.


Approaches to Writing Public Art Proposals with Jennie Guy

Date: 26 July
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Online
Admission: €35
To book: www.eventbrite.com/e/approaches-to-writing-public-art-proposals-with-jennie-guy

This workshop will focus on preparing proposals for different types of briefs/ calls for per cent for art schemes. Jennie will discuss how to closely read briefs, how to understand the priorities of the commissioner, how to develop a protocol for communications, and also how to develop strong, concise text and supporting imagery to best communicate complex ideas. It aims to support the development of strong, confident, professional attitudes to approaching work in this context, as well as considering the risks inherent in committing to long-term/ large-scale work.




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

Deadline: 22 June, 12 noon
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.

More details can be found from above weblink.


Call for Participants: Youth, Mental Health and Culture, Voices of Culture 

Deadline: 13 July
Web: https://voicesofculture.eu

The third topic of Voices of Culture 2021-2023 will generate project ideas and policy recommendations for the cultural and creative sectors and decision-makers on the topic of the role of the cultural and creative sectors in improving mental health of young people.

The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors and other relevant sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic Youth, Mental Health and Culture who would like to contribute to discussions with the European Commission. Organisations applying must be from one of the 27 EU Member States.

More information at the weblink above.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit, Arts Council Ireland

Web: www.artscouncil.ie

The Arts Council are delighted to share their new Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit, as part of their commitment to make the arts open to all.

This toolkit is intended to support organisations in implementing positive policy measures to promote equality of opportunity, access and outcomes for everyone living in Ireland regardless of their age, civil or family status, disability, gender, membership of the Traveller community, race, religion or sexual orientation. These are the nine protected characteristics under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018, and the Arts Council furthermore notes the ground of socio-economic background as a further basis for which equality of opportunity, access and outcomes must be guaranteed.

This toolkit has been produced to support arts organisations to prepare and produce their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy and Action Plans, and it is intended to help organisations to embed EDI as values that underpin their actions.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit




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