CREATE: News & Updates – August 2022

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News from Create

Damien McGlynn appointed as Director of Create

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/damien-mcglynn-appointed-as-director-of-create/

Create is pleased to announce the appointment of Damien McGlynn as Director of the organisation.

Damien has worked in the cultural sector across Ireland, the UK and Europe for 15 years. He is currently the Ireland Director of Creative Lives, where he has managed major public engagement projects such as Creative Places: Edenderry and the Get Creative Festival, while also playing a leading role in a number of Creative Europe and Erasmus+ projects. Prior to this, he was part of the ARTIST ROOMS team at Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, delivering youth engagement projects across the UK as part of a touring collection of work. Damien was born in Dublin and studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at the National College of Art & Design. He is a trustee of Waterford Healing Arts Trust as well as Engage and Sydenham Arts in the UK.

Commenting on Damien’s appointment, chair of the board Clodagh Kenny said “Following a rigorous recruitment process, we are delighted to welcome Damien to Create. He is coming to a strong and resilient organisation with a clear reputation in the field of collaborative arts practice in Ireland and abroad.  Damien has extensive experience strategically managing the complexities of partnerships, stakeholder relationships and in realising creative projects.  His experience and ambition make him very well placed to lead the work of Create nationally and internationally.  The board and team are looking forward to working with Damien as he leads this next phase of the organisation’s development”.

Damien McGlynn commented on his appointment, stating “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to be taking on the role of Director in such a critically important organisation in the Irish cultural sector. I’ve admired the work of Create ever since I was studying and I’m excited to build on that strong legacy and the outstanding work of Ailbhe and the team in recent years. I strongly believe in the transformative impact that Create, and the artists we support, can have in Irish society by leading and developing ambitious and innovative collaborative arts practice across Ireland.”

Damien McGlynn’s appointment sees him take on the position held by Dr Ailbhe Murphy since 2015. The board and executive wish to sincerely thank Ailbhe for her leadership, dedication and passion over the past eight years.

Damien will take on his new role as Director of Create from 12th September 2022.


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.

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


Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam Artist Residency Award Recipient: Pavithra Kannan

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-galway-arts-centre-and-creative-places-tuam-artist-residency-award-recipient-pavithra-kannan/

We are delighted to announce Pavithra Kannan as the recipient of the Create, Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam Artist Residency Award. The residency will take place in September across both Galway Arts Centre and Creative Places Tuam, providing opportunities for research, exchange, networking, and learning, with additional curatorial advice from Galway Arts Centre.

Pavithra intends to use the time and support afforded by the residency to address specific environmental, social aesthetic and economic concerns within a located context involving aspects of time and space.

Read more about Pavithra and this residency from the weblink above.


Artist in the Community Scheme Awards (Round 2) Now Open

Deadline: 26 September, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/artist-in-the-community-scheme-awards-now-open/

The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create, offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. Applications are now open, via English and Irish, available on this page.

This includes the following awards:

  • Research and Development Award (without mentoring)
  • Research and Development Award (with Mentoring)
  • Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring)
  • Project Realisation Award


Artist in the Community Scheme Information Session

Date: 24 August
Time: 2-4pm
Venue: Online
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/artist-in-the-community-scheme-information-session/

Create is pleased to announce an online information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, with Áine Crowley, Programme Manager, Arts and Engagement, and artist William Bock, previous AIC Scheme award recipient.

The information session is about answering any questions you might have about making an application to the Scheme. It’s also about sharing experience of developing and delivering a collaborative project through the Scheme. If you are an artist or a community organisation interested in the Artist in the Community Scheme but don’t know where to start, come talk to us. If you are an artist interested in developing a collaborative project with a community organisation or in a community situation this event is for you. If you are an artist who has applied before and would like to access further detail on the application process, please join us.

This event is offered free of charge, though booking is essential. Visit here to reserve your place.




Finance and General Manager, Civic Theatre

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 29 August, 12 noon
Web: www.civictheatre.ie
Email: recruitment@civictheatre.ie

The Civic, Tallaght, seeks a highly experienced, demonstrably effective, self-motivated candidate for the role of Finance & General Manager.

Job Description


Coordinator, Creative Places: Edenderry

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 31 August, 5pm
Web: www.creative-lives.org/creative-places-edenderry-coordinator
Email: lindsey@creative-lives.org

Creative Places: Edenderry is led by Creative Lives, in partnership with Offaly County Council and a consortium of local partners. The project aims to put creativity at the heart of the local community, working at a grassroots level to identify and support the kind of cultural activities that are valued by the residents of Edenderry and surrounding areas.

They are now in a position to recruit a new Coordinator for the Creative Places: Edenderry project to work with their staff team, partners and the local community to deliver on the ambitious plans in place for the next two years.


Evaluation of the Blueprint Programme 2022-2026, Arts & Business NI, Northern Ireland

Category: Tender
Deadline: 2 September, 12 noon
Web: www.artsandbusinessni.org.uk
Email: s.jones@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

Arts & Business NI are looking to appoint an external evaluator of the Blueprint Programme to provide ongoing and final evaluation over the next four years. Blueprint is a pioneering 5-year financial growth programme enabling small to medium-sized cultural organisations in Northern Ireland to take a more long-term approach to income generation.

Tender Document


Project Coordinator, Creative Places Tipperary Town

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 2 September, 4pm
Web: www.activelink.ie/vacancies/children-youth/93243-youth-work-ireland-tipperary-creative-places-tipperary-town-project-coordinator
Email: hr@youthworktipperary.ie

Led by Youth Work Ireland Tipperary, Creative Places Tipperary Town is a partnership approach to placing the arts and culture at the centre of positive impact and social change in Tipperary Town. They are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator for the development, implementation and delivery of the Tipperary Town Creative Places programme.

More information can be found from above weblink.


Engagement & Participation Coordinator, The Ark

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 5 September, 12pm
Web: https://ark.ie
Email: al@ark.ie

The Ark wishes to recruit an Engagement and Participation Coordinator to support the delivery of the Engagement and Advocacy objectives of The Ark Strategy Statement 2021-23. Working closely with the rest of The Ark’s team and The Ark Artists in Residence, the Engagement & Participation Coordinator will make connections between The Ark’s participation work and its artistic programme.

Job Description


Various Roles, Esker Arts Centre, Co. Offaly

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 6 September, 4pm
Email: eskerarts@offalycoco.ie

The Board is seeking applications from exceptional candidates with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience to fill a number of posts.Esker Arts Centre represents the significant local ambition for a vibrant Arts Centre.

  • Marketing and Box Office Manager
  • Technical and Facilities Manager
  • Office Administrator

Candidate Information Booklets and Application forms are available on request to eskerarts@offalycoco.ie .


The Future of Film in Offaly, Offaly County Council

Category: Tender
Deadline: 8 September, 4pm
Web: www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Arts-and-Culture/

Offaly County Council’s Arts Office wishes to commission a review that will examine the development of film production and the film sector in Offaly to date and that will offer recommendations for the potential growth of Film in Offaly going forward. The report will review the developments of the film commission FilmOffaly, the Offaly County Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland Film and animation programme, and other key film activity that takes place in the county. The purpose being to demonstrate the value of Film to the county as a social, cultural and economic driver.

Tender Brief


Director/ Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Canada

Category: Jobs
Deadline: 30 September
Web: www.arts.ubc.ca/academic-postings/director-curator-morris-and-helen-belkin-art-gallery-2/

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver invites applications for the position of Director/Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. The Belkin Gallery is an academic gallery located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people, on the UBC Vancouver campus. The Belkin is dedicated to equity, social justice, criticism and curating.

It is looking for a Director/Curator who will bring further innovation, collaboration, and engaged leadership to UBC. This is a unique opportunity for a Director/Curator embedded in the world of contemporary art to bring diverse experience, background, and perspectives to UBC and the communities in Vancouver, Canada and internationally.




Artist in Residence Fellowship 2023/24, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Hungary

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 25 August
Web: https://ias.ceu.edu/artist-residence-fellowship
Email: IAS_art_applications@ceu.edu

The Institute for Advanced Study at CEU (IAS CEU) invites applications for its Artist in Residence Program for the academic year 2023/2024. This year’s theme is Dis/place.

They invite applications from artists and writers wrestling with places not their own, locales they dislike, elsewheres that alienate, or perhaps mobilities that ultimately offer only illusory glimpses of freedom.

Info Pack


Artists Residency Programme 2023, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 26 August, 5pm
Web: www.westcorkartscentre.com
Email: ann@westcorkartscentre.com

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre offers Artist in Residence studio opportunities to practicing artists. Artists are invited to apply for an opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public.

Full details are available from the weblink above.


Art for Change Prize, M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery, UK

Category: Awards
Deadline: 8 September
Web: https://mcsaatchi.com/artforchangeprize
Email: artforchangeprize@mcsaatchi.com

M&C Saatchi Group and Saatchi Gallery have launched a new international art initiative – the annual Art for Change Prize.

As part of a shared mission in making art, culture, and creativity accessible to everyone, this free-to-enter prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide.

With the concept of Art for Change in mind, this year’s prize invites emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to the theme of ‘Equality’.

For more information, visit above weblink.


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.


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme | Deadline: 15 September, 5:30pm
The award is open to local authorities to apply for projects or initiatives that they identify as being of strategic significance to arts development locally, regionally and nationally.

Visual Artists Workspace Scheme | Deadline: 15 September, 5:30pm
The purpose of the Visual Artists Workspace Scheme is to support artists’ workspaces throughout the country to provide the best possible working environment for visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for the artists working in these spaces.

Beyond Borders | Deadline: 19 September, 6pm
Beyond Borders stimulates and strengthens cross-border collaborations between music creators, performers and presenters. It supports the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres and encourages engagement with audiences across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland through multiple performances and digital activity.

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


Artistic Residency 2022, Enclave Land Art, Spain

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 15 September
Web: https://enclavelandart.org/en/open-call-2022-eng/

Enclave Land Art as part of the program Cultura Resident of Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana, with the support of the Vall de Gallinera council (Alicante, Spain) are glad to announce the open call for the fourth Edition of the Enclave Land Art Residency.

Submissions should focus on the dialogue between human beings and nature so as to create an artistic Land Art itinerary in the area.





Launch: Pathways, Good Day Cork

Date: 20 August
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Venue: Living Commons (Address: 107, Shandon Street, Cork City)
Web: https://gooddaycork.com/latest-news/pathways-comingsoon/
Admission: Free

Good Day Cork is thrilled to announce that their first multi-lingual collection of essays titled ‘Pathways’ will release on 20th August during Heritage Week 2022 at an in-person reading event at the Living Commons in Cork.

‘Pathways’ features essays in Urdu, Croatian, Spanish and Portuguese. The collection represents a multi-lingual contribution to environmental essays in Ireland, since it narrates an experience of walking in nature and the outdoors. The writers will read a passage from their essay in their native tongue along with English translation.


Love in a Cold Climate: Arts and Creativity in Care in Finland – UK and Ireland Tour

Date: 5 September
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: The Finnish Residence (Address: 17 Shrewsbury Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4)
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie/2022/08/13/love-in-a-cold-climate-arts-and-creativity-in-care-in-finland-uk-and-ireland-tour/
Admission: Free
To book: www.lyyti.fi/reg/Love_in_a_Cold_Climate_Arts_and_Creativity_in_Care_in_Finland

In 2021, the Baring Foundation published Love in a cold climate, a report which profiled inspiring examples of arts and creativity with older people in Finland.

Four creative ageing experts from Finland will be touring the UK and Ireland in the first week of September 2022 (5-9 September) to share their work, stopping in Dublin, Edinburgh, Cardiff and London. The focus of the events will be culture, arts and creativity in care homes, including how the social and arts sectors can work together. The Dublin event will take place on 5 September in the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence.


Streets Ahead: Post-Pandemic Civic Spaces, The Irish Humanities Alliance

Dates: 9-10 September
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venues: TU Dublin and The LAB Gallery
Web: www.irishhumanities.com/events/streets-ahead-post-pandemic-civic-spaces/
Admission: Free, booking essential
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/streets-ahead-post-pandemic-civic-spaces

The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), in collaboration with Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and The LAB, is delighted to present Streets Ahead: Post-Pandemic Civic Spaces. Today, as they plan for post-pandemic landscapes, with greater awareness and appreciation of the outdoors, the open-air spaces of our common world have renewed significance. Public places now need to function more effectively as truly shared spaces. Presenting current research from the fields of design, visual and material culture, public history, cultural history, architecture, urban planning, sonic studies, public art and heritage studies, this conference attempts to provide a critical lens through which to focus this newly enhanced attention.

Keynote Speakers Include: Ali Grehan, Dublin City Council: Duane Jethro, University of Cape Town; Eleanor Herring, Glasgow School of Art; Christoph Lindner, University College London; Ellen Rowley, University College Dublin.


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