OPPORTUNITIES & NEWS – September 2022
News from Create
Save the Date: Creative Places and Create Networking Event
Date: 10-11 November
Location: Tuam, Co. Galway
Creative Places and Create are pleased to announce our Networking Event, hosted in 2022 by Creative Places Tuam, on the 10th and 11th November.
This Networking Event will explore how care and solidarity intersect with and inform the development of critical relationships in socially engaged, collaborative arts practice. We welcome representatives from each of the twelve Creative Places across Ireland, as well as artists, academics, community and arts organisations, local arts officers, and anyone interested in the topics of place-based practice, inclusion, care, and socially engaged and collaborative arts practice.
Highlights include a keynote talk from Pablo Helguera, a panel on representation and (re)imagining Traveller culture at local, regional and national levels, the premiere of The Colour of My Breath, a filmic exploration of the particular challenges of integration from the perspective of collaborative/ community artists from minority ethnic/ migrant backgrounds, and an informal conversation event between Tuam-based artists Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran, who will be joined by artist Kate O’Shea.
This event is a unique opportunity for those working in this field to meet with like-minded peers, to share and network, to learn from each other and invited speakers and panellists. The event will include keynote talks, panels, a walking tour, film screening, exhibition and artistic interventions. We look forward to meeting you all in Tuam!
Booking will open in early October for this two-day event, at which time a full programme will also be released. Those with additional access needs are invited to contact Create on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 01 473 6600, to discuss how we can best support you to attend. ISL interpreting is available upon request.
Artist in the Community Scheme Awards 2022 (Round 2)
Deadline: 26 September, 5pm
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
2022 AIC Scheme Bursary: Collaborative Arts and Dance Now Open
Deadline: 17 October, 5pm
Create is pleased to partner with Dance Ireland to offer the 2022 AIC Scheme bursary award on Collaborative Arts and Dance. This bursary is designed to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals).
The AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022: Collaborative Arts and Dance 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; it is aimed at a dance artist with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to engage with and reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with their dance practice using collaborative methodologies.
SIRIUS and Create Artist Residency recipient: Amna Walayat
We are pleased to announce Amna Walayat as the recipient of the SIRIUS and Create Artist Residency Award.
Amna is a Cork-based, Pakistani-born artist examining South Asian identity, drawing from her personal experience as well as past and contemporary narratives of othering. Her practice explores the imagery and techniques of traditional and neo-Indo-Persian miniature painting, expressing her hybrid cultural background and position as a migrant woman. Her recent and current projects include abortion rights in a multicultural context and a response to the theme of citizenship.
Read more about Amna and this residency from the above weblink.
Culture Night with Creative Places Tuam
Date: 23 September
Venue: Tuam Town Hall
Welcome to Creative Places Tuam’s Culture Night 2022 offering! A chance to take part, be together and try on some of the projects underway. We hope you can drop by the blue door of the Town Hall and meet the team, see what has been happening and find out what is coming up so that you might take part in future Creative Places Tuam projects and plans. All welcome, family friendly, and wheelchair and buggy accessible.
Tea Ceremony with Pavithra Kannan: Sip and Beyond | Time: 3-4pm
Create, Galway Arts Centre & Creative Places Tuam Residency awardee, Tuam based artist Pavithra Kannan will deliver a Tea Ceremony themed around Conversations – the act of talking or doing something with other people with a new perspective on making tea, exploring the ritual of the process and mark making use tea as a material. This free workshop is open to all and will focus on creating community interactions and celebrating the art of in person conversation. You will have a unique chance to experience Pavithra’s practice and connect with people from your community.
Print, Make & Do with Kate O’Shea | Time: 4-6pm
Creative Places Tuam invites you to a drop-in screenprinting session with printmaker Kate O’Shea. For Culture Night Kate will run a drop-in session that celebrates the launch of our new “Dispatches from the Blue Door” monthly newspaper column in The Tuam Herald. Screenprint and take home the first of this poster series!
Patching Tuam with Kathy Ross | Time: 5-7pm
Local textile artist Kathy Ross will share how to use techniques such as drawing and painting, collage, applique and hand and machine embroidery to create Patches which display your social, political and personal viewpoints and sense of place.
Tuam is Weird presented by Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran | Time: 7-7:30pm
Creative Places Tuam Cooperative Ignition artists Jojo Hynes & Midie Corcoran will present a film and song response to their work undertaken this year with Tuam Educate Together National School as part of the ‘Whose Town? OUR TUAM!’ project. This 30 minute journey through film and song will feature a film by Avi Ratnayake and a performance by Jojo and Midie and a musical guest!
Create Artists’ Pay Policy
We are proud to launch our Artists’ Pay policy, after a period of research and consultation. It is Create policy that all artists and creative professionals we engage are properly remunerated for their work.
Create is committed to transparent pay scales for artists and arts practitioners that work in collaborative practice and creative professionals involved in all types of artistic services.
Our full Artists’ Pay Policy and a summary of Create’s rates at https://www.create-ireland.ie/artist-pay-policy/ .
Visitor Experience Coordinators, Dublin City Council Culture Company
Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking Visitor Experience Coordinators to help achieve their aims to connect the citizens of Dublin through culture and conversation through their work.
Associate Artist, Helium Arts
Helium Arts invites applications from professional, multi-disciplinary Visual Artists with a strong collaborative and inclusive arts practice working with children and young people including children with disabilities to join their Artist Panel as Associate Artists. Artists will be contracted on a project to project, freelance basis over the next two years, to deliver their Creative Health Programme in community settings in counties Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary.
Please request a full brief and application form including interview and interactive workshop dates by emailing Jemma Curran at HR@helium.ie with ASSOCIATE ARTIST in the subject line.
Director/ Curator, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Canada
Deadline: 30 September
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.
Head of Communications and Marketing, Music Network
Deadline: 6 October, 5pm
Music Network is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and highly motivated individual to join them as the Head of Communications and Marketing.
Technical Manager, Project Arts Centre
Project Arts Centre (PAC) is seeking applications from skilled and motivated individuals to join the Production Team at Ireland’s foremost Contemporary Arts Centre.
Festival Producer, PhotoIreland
PhotoIreland is seeking a Festival Producer for the upcoming 14th edition of the annual PhotoIreland Festival.
More information is available from the weblink above.
AWARDS & CALLS
Artists Care Exchange (ACE), Age & Opportunity
Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 23 September, 5pm
Age & Opportunity is seeking applications from professional artists with an interest and background in the arts and older people in a care context, to participate in a new Age & Opportunity professional development Arts initiative, the Artists Care Exchange (ACE). Professional artists from a wide range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to visual arts, dance, theatre, creative writing, music, circus and multidisciplinary arts.
Youth Arts Commissions 2022, Offaly County Council
Deadline: 26 September, 4pm
Offaly County Council Arts Office invites professional artists, individuals or groups, to work with youth organisations to submit a proposal for the delivery of a Youth Arts Project for the cohort of 13 to 25 year olds within Offaly. The commission is open to submissions from all art disciplines including visual arts, film, animation, digital arts, performing arts, literature or sound art. The commission can concentrate on one art form or a range of art forms but must include the participation of/engagement with a professional artist and demonstrate a youth led ethos. Engagement with young people can be Online/Offline or a combination of both platforms.
Arts and Inclusion Commissions 2022, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Deadline: 29 September, 12 noon
These commission opportunities are aimed at artists, arts groups or arts organisations working in the area of arts and inclusion. The scope of these commissions includes Arts and Disability, Arts and Health, Cultural Diversity and the Arts, and Arts and Older People. It also encompasses the broader areas outlined in the Arts Council’s Policy, where inequality in accessing and participating in the cultural life of the County still exists today.
These commissions are aimed at supporting artists, arts groups or arts organisations who already work or intend to work with communities of interest or place within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County – in order to promote equality of opportunity and access to the cultural life of the County. While the communities of interest or place must be based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County, the call is open to artists, arts groups or organisations practicing nationally.
For full details and applications please go here.
Arts Council Funding
Writer in Residence/ Fellowship Scheme 2023 | Deadline: 29 September, 5:30pm
These partnerships are designed to enable creative writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability, and provide university students with an opportunity to meet and develop creative reading and writing skills with a practicing writer.
Beyond Borders | Deadline: 29 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.
Art 2023 – Participation Award | Deadline: 13 October, 5:30pm
In response to the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023, the Arts Council is working in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to support the creation of a national programme, Art 2023. This award is for professional artists and arts organisations to collaborate with communities across Ireland to create ambitious works of impact.
ilDÁNA | Deadline: 14 October, 5pm
TG4 and the Arts Council are delighted to announce a new season of ilDÁNA 2022/2023 with increased funding. It is designed to enhance the TG4 schedule by supporting the making of ambitious and cinematic long-form documentaries on the arts in Irish.
The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website.
LINZ FM[Ai]R 23 2023, LINZ FMR, Austria
LINZ FMR is pleased to announce the open call for Artist-in-Residence entries for the upcoming 3rd edition of FMR – Festival for art in digital contexts and public spaces which will take place in Linz, Austria, from June 6 to 11, 2023.
FMR – art in digital contexts and public spaces is a biennial festival for artistic processes and positions, that reflects the ephemeral nature of the digital and connected present. FMR focuses on the shifts, distortions and rifts that arise in this process and presents current artistic positions in this context.
For more info, visit the weblink above.
Arts and Disability Connect 2022 (Round 2), Arts & Disability Ireland
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 guide, FAQ’s for round two 2022 can be downloaded from the weblink above.
Come Ask Questions: Information Session 1 | Date & Time: 20 September, 12-1pm
Join the ADI team and ask any questions you have about making an application to the Arts and Disability Connect scheme. Click here to register.
Belongings, Pavee Point
Pavee Point is delighted to open its doors again for Culture Night and welcome people to their exhibition ‘Belongings’.
For this event, Travellers and Roma are exhibiting personal items that are important and meaningful. We hear the stories about the objects and why they are so significant. In this way people get to share the Traveller and Roma experience and to celebrate rich traditions of past and present.
Visit above weblink for more details.
O, To have a little house, Michelle Malone
Exhibition until 5 November
Venue: The LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1
The LAB Gallery is pleased to present the first major solo show by recent graduate Michelle Malone, curated by Sheena Barrett.
Michelle’s work is rooted in a desire to explore working class histories through personal experience. This exhibition considers her childhood experience of home, including Oliver Bond flats and most particularly her grandmother’s house and experience of moving from the city centre tenements to new social housing in the suburbs. Through sculpture, installation, textile and film, the exhibition celebrates her grandmother’s pride in her home, recalling specific details and drawing on the material nature of memories.
The Future of Cross Border Co-operation in the Arts
The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the ARINS project has published The Audience Agency report entitled The future of cross border cooperation in the Arts.
The report investigated the interconnections between the arts sector in Ireland, North and South. Mapping cross border cooperation in public and industry bodies it offers an assessment of the existing landscape in terms of policy and practice and makes recommendations for future policy design.
Volunteer Opportunities, Open House Dublin 2022
Applications for volunteer Tour Guides, Stewards, and Info Hub assistants for Open House Dublin 2022 are now open.
The benefits of volunteering for OHD include access to unique buildings; learning about art and architecture and sharing your knowledge; developing your skills with in-person and online training; meeting people and networking; references and CPD Volunteering letter; special tours and a party just for volunteers.
For more information and to apply, visit the above weblink.