CREATE: News & Opportunities – July 2022

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News from Create: 

Commission Opportunity, The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create

Deadline: 22 August, 5pm (GMT)
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/the-hugh-lane-gallery-and-create-announce-a-major-commission-opportunity/
Email: CreateHLGCommission@create-ireland.ie

The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create are delighted to announce this significant opportunity for a collaborative/ socially engaged artist(s) to embark on a major commission.

Following on from their successful partnership on the CAPP commission (2017) awarded to Seamus Nolan’s Traveller Collection which investigated the idea of archive, deconstructed ideas on ‘heritage’ and engaged with communities of place and of interest involving Traveller activists and archivists, The Hugh Lane Gallery and Create are delighted to once again partner to offer a significant opportunity for collaborative/ socially engaged artist(s).

In keeping with both Hugh Lane Gallery and Create’s commitment to principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, we seek expressions of interest from artists who are from minority ethnic backgrounds and/ or have lived experience of displacement and/ or are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. Candidates may self-identify as Traveller, Roma, refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/ or second generational memories. The commission is open to artists based in the Republic of Ireland.

The commission is aimed at professional artist(s) who are interested in developing or consolidating their collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. Artist(s) should have a track record and experience of working in the field of collaborative/ socially engaged arts practice. The artist(s) should demonstrate the ability to connect to and read the complexities of the local area of Dublin city geographically within the Dublin City Council administrative area. We particularly welcome proposals which consider diverse ways to engage with both community and audience.

Full details can be found from our website.

Guidelines Document


AIC Scheme Development Support: Contract for Service

Deadline: 2 August
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-development-support-contract-for-service/
Email: recruitment@create-ireland.ie

The Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create for the Arts Council, supports artists and communities to work together on innovative collaborative arts projects.

Due to the success of the scheme, Create seeks additional support to enable us to respond to growing interest and to advance current development plans. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in and experience of collaborative and socially engaged arts to assist on key projects. Working with the Arts & Engagement Manager, we are offering a temporary assignment that will support our work, and encourage and sustain a growing and diverse network of practitioners and communities.

Full details are available from the weblink above.


AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity

Deadline: 15 August, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-bursary-award-2022-collaborative-arts-and-cultural-diversity/

Create is pleased to partner with the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) to offer the 2022 AIC Scheme bursary award on Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity. This bursary is designed to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals).

The AIC Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity specifically aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice who is from a minority ethnic background, has first-hand experience of displacement and/or is shaped by histories of intergenerational migration. For this bursary, candidates may self-identify as Traveller, Roma, refugee, migrant or otherwise through lived experience and/or second generational memories.


AIC Scheme Bursary 2022: Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity Information Session

Date: 27 July
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: Online
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/aic-scheme-bursary-2022-collaborative-arts-and-cultural-diversity-information-session/

Create and partner the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) are pleased to announce an online information session for the AIC Scheme Bursary on Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity.

On Wednesday 27th July, Create will host an information event for artists in relation to this bursary. In this information session Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, will outline the Bursary, answering any questions you might have about making an application. She will be joined by Patricia Munatsi, Policy Lead, Irish Network Against Racism.

This event is offered free of charge, though booking is essential. Attendees will be emailed instructions on how to attend online, in advance of the event. Reserve your place here.


Create News 31 – The Power of the Arts in Enacting Social Change

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/publication/create-news-31-john-bissett-on-the-power-of-the-arts-in-enacting-social-change/

Featuring community worker and academic John Bissett on The Power of the Arts in Enacting Social Change, this issue also features the text of Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology.

In this piece, John writes about the long history of arts and activism, focusing in particular on his working base of Rialto, Inchicore and Bluebell, in Dublin’s south inner city.

Have a read online from our website.


New Case Study: The Hold: Mary Sullivan and Bere Island Women Create

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/new-case-study-the-hold/

The Hold (2020 – 2022) is a project that forefronts the act of community, creativity, and collaboration in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, where an unravelling of social and communal cohesion is prevalent in a global context. The Hold illustrates a symbolic coming together of twenty-four full-time female residents of Bere Island through quilting, sound recording, and diary writing.

The Hold stitches together the lives of women at a time when the threads of community life are frayed and island women look for opportunities to remain connected with one another.

This Case Study is now available from above weblink.




Finance & General Manager, Photo Museum Ireland

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 22 July, 12 noon
Web: https://photomuseumireland.ie
Email: recruitment@photomuseumireland.ie

Photo Museum Ireland is seeking an experienced Finance & General Manager to join their highly motivated team.

More information can be found from the weblink above.


Visitor Services Coordinator, Abbey Theatre

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 22 July, 12pm
Web: https://careers.abbeytheatre.ie

An opportunity exists for a Visitor Service Coordinator to support a strong sales and customer focused team, enabling the team to work to its highest potential by consistently delivering an efficient, informed, and professional service to Abbey Theatre customers and stakeholders.

Click here for more information.


Various Roles, Age & Opportunity

Category: Jobs
Web: https://ageandopportunity.ie

Performing Arts Programming services for Bealtaine Festival 2022- 2024 | Deadline: 22 July, 5pm
Web: https://ageandopportunity.ie
Email: margaret.roe@ageandopportunity.ie

Age & Opportunity is seeking expressions of interest from key individuals or organisations with an interest and background in performing arts programming in a participatory arts context, to work on Bealtaine 2022 – 2024. This appointment is subject to Age & Opportunity’s Arts Council funding. Info Pack

Facilitator for Artists Care Exchange (ACE) | Deadline: 2 August, 5pm
Web: https://ageandopportunity.ie
Email: arts@ageandopportunity.ie

Age & Opportunity is seeking expressions of interest from key individuals with an interest and background in the arts and older people in a care context, to act as facilitator for a new Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, the Artists Care Exchange (ACE). Info Pack


Participation & Education Officer, Barnstorm Theatre Company

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 22 July
Web: https://barnstorm.ie
Email: anja@barnstorm.ie

Barnstorm Theatre Company is looking for a dynamic facilitator who is passionate about theatre and has strong administration skills to join its team as Participation and Education Officer.


Various Roles, Tate Liverpool, UK

Category: Jobs
Web: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool

Curator, Exhibitions and Displays | Deadline: 31 July, midnight 
Web: https://workingat.tate.org.uk

Tate Liverpool is seeking a Curator to contribute to the programme at Tate Liverpool. To devise, curate and deliver exciting and innovative exhibitions, displays and commissions at a crucial and exciting part of Tate Liverpool’s future. Job Desciption

Head of Development | Deadline: 31 July, midnight 
Web: https://workingat.tate.org.uk

This is an exceptional time for an experienced fundraising professional to join this world- class organisation. Job Desciption

Curator, Public Programme and Practice (supported by the John Ellerman Foundation) | Deadline: 7 August, midnight 
Web: https://workingat.tate.org.uk

Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool is looking for a Curator to work across institutions. This new post is a hybrid curatorial role, working across Tate Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum to shift traditional curatorial practice and embed new methods of working with communities into the institutions’ activities. Job Description


Communications Manager, Poetry Ireland

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 5 August
Web: www.poetryireland.ie
Email: director@poetryireland.ie

Poetry Ireland is now seeking a Communications Manager to provide strong leadership and management across all marketing activities for the organisation.

Job Description


Programme Manager, SIX – Social Innovation Exchange, UK

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 5 August
Web: https://socialinnovationexchange.org
Email: recruitment@socialinnovationexchange.org

SIX is the world’s primary network focusing on social innovation. They work with governments, businesses, academics, funders, practitioners and leading social innovation intermediaries since 2008. They are looking for an energetic and inquisitive person to join their small but global team and growing organisation.

Job Description


Director, Irish Architecture Foundation

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 22 August, 5pm (GMT)
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie

Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is looking to appoint a highly experienced, enterprising and motivated individual with a strong sense for public engagement and establish IAF as central to the development of the art and science of architecture.

Information Pack


Awards & Calls:


Arts for Good Fellowship 2022, Singapore

Category: Fellowships
Deadline: 25 July, 11:59pm (GMT +8)
Web: www.sif.org.sg

The Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship is an annual programme that aims to grow a community of practice that harnesses the power of the arts and culture to create positive social change. The Fellowship brings together individuals from diverse sectors, including artists, arts administrators, creatives, programmers and social sector professionals on a journey of learning, sharing and collaboration.

The Arts for Good Fellowship 2022 will take on a hybrid format this year.  The online component of the Fellowship focuses on capacity building with the exchange of diverse skills amongst Fellows from different cultural backgrounds. The in-person gathering in Singapore will allow Fellows to deepen their connection with each other and different stakeholders through experiential workshops, learning journeys, peer sharing and networking sessions. For more information, please visit their website.


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.


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

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


Authored Works | Deadline: 18 August, 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.

Reel Art* | Deadline: 25 August, 5:30pm
The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition. *Applications open 26 July

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


Artist Residency, Oileán

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 1 August
Web: www.oileanair.com
Email: ruairiodonnabhainopt@gmail.com

MEITHEAL Plean Teanga Chléire, Comharchumann Chléire Teoranta and Scoil Naisiúnta Chléire are seeking expressions of interest from professional practicing artists working in any discipline with a primary school aged child or children for a unique and exciting opportunity; to live and work on Cape Clear Island, West Cork.

They specifically invite expressions of interest from artists who are committed to developing or working in the Irish language. They will provide a bursary of €10000, housing to match the family’s specific needs, tailored support and studio space. Artists must be based in the Republic of Ireland and be willing to be resident on Cape Clear for the duration of the engagement to be eligible for this award.


Dark Matters, Science Gallery Melbourne, Australia

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 5 August
Web: https://sciencegallery.org
Email: info@Melbourne.sciencegallery.com

Science Gallery Melbourne is inviting proposals for projects to be included in their 2023 exhibition ‘Dark Matters’. This open call is extended to everyone, from every level of experience and from every discipline and every culture. First Peoples, Queer, CALD, BIPOC, Neuro-diverse, Disabled People and people from the Deaf community are encouraged to apply.

Dark Matters explores the fundamental essence of life and the universe and how so much of it remains a mystery to us. In an era defined by the power of modelling data, technology and simulations, the search for dark matter can be seen as a symbol of the limits of our cognitive experience.

This open call invites you to propose projects, tools, scenarios, and relational experiences that enable a deeper exploration of this extraordinary experience we call life and nature and all the dark matter that flows under it, runs through it and collides with it.


International AIR Program 2022-23: The Roads Stretch on the Snow, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Japan

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 8 August, 23:59 (Japan standard time)
Web: https://tenjinyamastudio.jp
Email: application@tenjinyamastudio.jp

This AIR program aims to support art collectives/ groups creating and exhibiting new artworks/projects taking Sapporo/ Hokkaido as a starting point for various types of research; for example, learning folk knowledge, field research or engaging with local people. Through the AIR program, Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio also hopes to build an international network of future projects and program partners.

Full details are available here.


Creative Residency Award 2022, D-Light Studios

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 14 August, midnight
Web: www.d-lightstudios.com
Email: info@d-lightstudios.com

D-Light Studios are delighted to welcome applications for their 2022 creative residency programme which aids the development of creative individuals and their practices while building bridges with the local community.

Application Guidelines


Call for Proposals, foodculture days, Switzerland

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 14 August, 11:59pm (CET)
Web: www.foodculturedays.com

foodculture days is looking for proposals from individuals or groups working in the fields of art and culture; humanities and social sciences; earth and natural sciences; hospitality and gastronomy and/ or from the agriculture field for the fourth edition of their biennial, which will take place in the city of Vevey (Switzerland) over ten days in May-June 2023.

The next foodculture days biennial will revolve around three main axes of reflections – the territory, commoning and creativity. They welcome transdisciplinary collaborations, such as site-specific works and participatory formats – performances, dinners, interventions in public space, installations, walks, workshops, debates.



Lewis Center for the Arts Hodder Fellowships, Princeton University, US

Category: Fellowships
Deadline: 13 September, 11:59pm (ET)
Web: https://puwebp.princeton.edu
Email: lca-fellowships@princeton.edu

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists and writers of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers, translators, or other kinds of artists or humanists who have “much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts”; they are selected more “for promise than for performance.”

Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An 88,000 USD stipend is provided for this ten-month appointment as a Visiting Fellow. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a US citizen to apply.

More information is available from above weblink.


Ukrainian Artists & Creatives Support & Grant Program, MakersXchange, EU

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: first come first served
Web: https://makersxchange.eu
Email: ukraine@creativehubs.net

MAX (Makers’ eXchange) project is launching a special support program for Ukrainian artists and creatives that had to leave their country because of the war. Ukrainian CCS professionals will be connected with and hosted in creative hubs around Europe providing them access to working spaces and linking them to relevant creative communities.

Along this process, the hubs will assist creatives by providing them access to working spaces and helping them find new job opportunities and blend into their creative community, aiming at their integration and professional growth.

Visit above weblink for more information.

Application Form (in English and Ukrainian)




IAF Summer School Webinar, Irish Architecture Foundation

Date: 21 July
Time: 1-2:30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie
Admission: Free

ANNEX, the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Irish Pavilion curatorial team (Donal Lally, Clare Lyster and Fiona McDermott, IRL) will discuss the materiality of data and the interwoven human, environmental, and cultural impacts of information and communication technologies with geographer Patrick Bresnihan (NUI Maynooth, IRL). A short keynote by architect and researcher Marina Otero (Design Academy Eindhoven, NL) will set the context. Click here to register.


How do we make space for collectivity in the arts? Public Discussion

Date: 22 July
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Unit 44, Park Shopping Centre, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Web: www.facebook.com/events/2312974302187571/

What does collectivity look like in the arts in Ireland today? What could it look like in the future?

This event will be joined by Kerry Guinan, conceptual artist and chair of Praxis, the Artists Union of Ireland; Kate O’Shea, artist and organiser working across print-making, performance installation and publishing; Laetitia Deering and Robbie Kitt from Tacky Cardia, a new independent space for late night music and dancing events; and Sebastian Adams, composer and artistic director of Kirkos Ensemble, who run Unit 44 where the discussion will be hosted. Each will each speak on the question. There will then be space for questions and further contributions, and a group discussion on the questions and ideas raised.


Publication Launch & Bell Ringing, Void Gallery, NI

Date: 23 July
Time: 5-6:30pm
Venue: Void Gallery, NI
Web: www.derryvoid.com

Void Gallery is delighted to announce details of forthcoming finissage event for its ambitious outdoor public art sculpture project by artist David Beattie as part of their Void Offsites programme.

Besides celebrating the culmination of David Beattie’s sculptural commission, there will be publication launch of Listening to Places: exercises toward environmental composition by Robin Parmer.

In addition, a temporary sonic event will be held each day at high and low tides to mark the ebb and flow of the River Foyle. The nearby bell will be rung daily from the 20-27 of July as part of Slowtime, a multi-part project by artist David Beattie.


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