CREATE: news & opportunities – November 2022

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We are Hiring! Research and Learning Programmer

Deadline: 8 December, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/we-are-hiring-research-and-learning-programmer/
Email: recruitment@create-ireland.ie

Create has an exciting new job opportunity for a part-time (3 days weekly) Research and Learning Programmer.

The Research and Learning Programmer is a busy, varied and exciting role which presents the successful candidate with an opportunity to make a real contribution to the organisation’s development and to its continued success in the coming years. The function of the role is to advance goal three of our current Strategy Connect Create Change, Leading Collaborative Arts in Ireland, 2020 – 2025, which is to be Ireland’s expert resource, network forum and research engine for cultural, cross sectoral and international knowledge about collaborative arts. The Research and Learning Programmer is a key member of the Create team and will work closely with other staff to ensure the optimum development of the field of collaborative arts in line with the organisation’s strategy.

The Salary will be €26,700 per annum with a 6-month probationary period.

Job Description


Socially Engaged Art Practices in the Digital with Studio We & Us

Deadline for applications: 21 November, 3pm (Irish time)
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/socially-engaged-art-practices-in-the-digital-with-studio-we-us/
Workshop date & time: 25 November, 10am – 12:30pm
Venue: Online
Admission: €10
Email: vance@create-ireland.ie

Create invites socially and collaboratively engaged artists and designers to join Studio We & Us in exploring the dynamics and potential of socially engaged practices in digital spaces.

The online session will introduce artists to the core issues faced by creatives engaging with communities on the web, exploring the digital possibilities for collaborative arts practice. They will provide space for artists to delve into the implications of the move to digital forms of collaborative and community based working, taking into consideration a variety of ethics, tactics and methodologies of working in the digital realm.

Studio We & Us will introduce a range of digital tools and collaborative activities for a variety of creative and community contexts, taking a critical look into the possibilities of digital platforms and their limitations.

More info including sign-up form can be found here.


Create and hablarenarte International Residency

Deadline for applications: 21 November
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/create-and-hablarenarte-international-residency-open-call/

Create the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland and hablarenarte an independent platform based in Madrid, Spain that supports the creation, dissemination and promotion of contemporary arts and culture, are pleased to announce a Residency opportunity for a collaborative artist based in Ireland at Planta Alta in Madrid. Supported through the Arts Council of Ireland’s International Residency Initiatives Scheme, this is a one month fully funded Residency.

Having collaborated very successfully on the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP, 2014-2018) this Residency continues Create’s and hablarenarte’s shared practice of offering high quality supports and opportunities to professional artists and communities. Create and hablarenarte see the residency as being primarily inquiry based, offering a unique opportunity to delve into research, discourse, and engagement with the diverse publics situated within the area local to Planta Alta. As the Residency develops, hablarenarte is committed to organising access to a range of encounters, events or other public facing programming that add to the positive development of the artist’s ideas.

Artists must be based in the Republic of Ireland to be eligible for this opportunity. The residency runs from 1st to 31st March 2023. Closing date for receipt of expression of interest in 21st November 2022. Full details can be found here.


AIC Scheme 2022 Round Two: Successful Recipients

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

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

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


Create News 32: The Artist Archive, A reflection by Creative Places Tuam Bursary awardees

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/publication/create-news-32-the-artist-archive/

Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran, Tuam-based artists, were awarded a Creative Places Tuam Bursary in July 2020. The purpose of the bursary was to support and nurture socially engaged artists’ practice, specifically aimed at artists with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. Jojo and Midie have used the time afforded by the bursary to reflect on their experiences as collaborative artists, and to research inspiring collectives and explore best working practices within their community. They were guided in this work by mentor Kate O’Shea.

This issue of Create News features some of their observations and conclusions, in conversation with Kate O’Shea.




Creative Learning Officer, The MAC, NI

Deadline: 22 November, 12 noon
Web: https://themaclive.com
Email: recruitment@themaclive.com

The MAC is seeking an experienced individual familiar with co-designing, devising, and delivering a Creative Learning Programme (CLP) inspired by a range of multi-disciplinary artforms. This position is a new role within the MAC and will advance the strategic aim to embed engagement and participation at the heart of the organisation.

Job Description
Equal Opportunities Form


Head of Engagement, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Deadline: 24 November
Web: www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie
Email: recruitment@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie

Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking to recruit a Head of Engagement to lead their engagement team, oversee the delivery of their engagement programmes, and develop new projects and programmes in line with their company goals and values.

Job Specification


Community Engagement Manager, Gate Theatre

Deadline: 30 November
Web: www.gatetheatre.ie
Email: HR@gate-theatre.ie

The Gate Theatre is seeking to recruit a Community Engagement Manager.

Recruitment Notification


Awards Administrator, Children’s Books Ireland

Deadline: 2 December, 4pm
Web: https://childrensbooksireland.ie
Email: recruit@childrensbooksireland.ie

Children’s Books Ireland is seeking a highly organised administrator to join their team on a fixed-term basis to support the delivery of the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards.


Creative Director, Cathedral Quarter Trust, NI

Deadline: 2 December, 5pm
Web: www.culturenightbelfast.com
Email: s.picken@cqtrust.org

The Cathedral Quarter Trust (CQT), the delivery organisation previously behind Culture Night Belfast (CNB), is looking for a freelance Creative Director to develop a large-scale cultural project for 2023 and beyond.

Info Pack


Director, glór

Deadline: 5 December, 12 noon
Web: https://glor.ie
Email: recruitment@cciexecutivesearch.ie

glór is a multi-disciplinary arts centre located in the heart of Ennis, Co Clare. The Board of glór Music DAC seeks to appoint an outstanding and talented individual for the position of Director, who will lead the organisation with passion, imagination, and dedication in the next phase of its development and artistic achievement.

Job Advert


Director of Access & Equality, The Lir

Deadline: 6 December, 5pm
Web: www.thelir.ie
Email: recruitment@thelir.ie

The Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin is seeking to appoint a new member to its Senior Management team – the Director of Access & Equality.

Job Description


Visual Arts Project Manager, Zooom@ Hugh Lane Gallery

Deadline: 6 December, 5pm
Web: www.hughlane.ie

To establish a single party framework for services of Visual Arts Project Management for Hugh Lane Gallery city-wide Primary Schools Arts Project ‘Zooom@ Hugh Lane Gallery’. The initial framework agreement will be established for a period of two (2) years. The framework will be used to meet the Zooom@ Hugh Lane Gallery city-wide Primary Schools Project’s project management requirements, and any other related requirements identified by the Head of Education and Community Outreach, that may arise during the lifetime of the framework.

Further details can be viewed from above weblink.


Awards & Calls


N81 Knockroe Bends Art Commission, Wicklow County Council

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 23 November, 4pm
Web: www.wicklow.ie

Wicklow County Council would like to invite proposals for a site specific Per Cent for Art commission for the N81 Corridor at the realigned Knockroe Bends. They are seeking proposals for an imaginative and contemporary sculptural work which capitalises on the natural beauty of the landscape and the built environment of the many historic towns and villages along the N81 route.

Further information and supporting documentation can be found from the weblink above.


European Media Art Platform (EMAP) Residency Programme 2023, EU

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 30 November, 23:59 (CET)
Web: https://call.emare.eu/
Email: info@emare.eu

With the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, for the next 2 years the European Media Art Platform expands its residency program to residencies in 16 countries. They offer residencies for artists, artist duos, collectives or other artistic collaborations working in the fields of digital art, media art, and bio-art. As a new feature to the EMAP residency programme they have introduced the “collaboration” component. Applicants are expected to include a proposal for a collaboration in their application.

European artists, or collectives can apply with a project proposal for a residency of two months within March to October 2023. The artists will be collaborating with a person of their choice or a person local to the host institution.


Building As Witness Project Awards, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Category: Awards
Deadline: 2 December, 12 noon
Web: https://crawfordartgallery.ie
Email: buildingaswitness@crawfordartgallery.ie

Crawford Art Gallery is committed to exploring our shared histories and to exploratory practice. Up to six project awards are now available as part of the major research project, Building as Witness (6 December 2021 – 17 April 2024). Creative practitioners are invited to apply for one of these project awards to develop creative responses that engage with Crawford Art Gallery’s buildings and environs from one hundred years ago.

Creative responses and interpretations can be collaborative, digital, ephemeral, performative, text, events, film, sound or installation based. They are looking for creative ideas that can be produced within the project award budget of €12,000 and can be shared in real or digital life with the public.

Briefing Document
Application Form


Artistic Project on Air Travel, Transport & Environment, EU

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 4 December
Web: www.transportenvironment.org
Email: artisticproject@transportenvironment.org

As part of its Travel Smart campaign, Transport & Environment is looking for an artistic collaboration to highlight the realities of the environmental challenges we face, particularly those arising from unsustainable transport modes and business travelling.

Artists and small collectives (up to 3 people) working in performance, installation, conceptual art, or audiovisual art and committed to sustainable development / with practices around climate change are invited to submit a project, new or existing, on the theme of air travel that explores its impact and alternatives to it.



Various Opportunities, Artlink

Web: www.artlink.ie

Art in the Park 2023 | Deadline: 4 December
This open call seeks eight artists to create sensory, temporary outdoor artworks that respond to Swan Park, Buncrana.

Artlink Artist Residencies 2023 | Deadline: 18 December
A residency program through which artists have the opportunity to research, experiment and create new original work and contribute to the creative development of the local arts community.

More details can be found at the weblink above.


D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund 2022/23, The University of Atypical, NI

Category: Grants
Deadline: 5 December
Web: https://universityofatypical.org
Email: administration@universityofatypical.org

The University of Atypical is opening a grants scheme to support D/deaf and disabled artists.  The D/deaf and Disabled Artists Support Fund is managed by the University of Atypical on behalf of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department for Communities with additional funding from the Santander Foundation.  The scheme is only open to D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists.

Application Pack


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Co-funding Award 2022 for Creative Europe Co-operation Projects and European Platforms | Deadline: 8 December, 5:30pm
The primary purpose of the award is to enable Irish organisations that have secured funding for artistic activities under the Co-operation Projects and European Platforms strands of the Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027 to apply for co-funding.

Funding will be considered to support those elements of Irish arts activities that align with the objectives and priorities of this award.

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


Call for Papers from Artists and Technologists, Technarte, Spain

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 15 December, 23:59 (CET)
Web: https://technarte.org
Email: technarte@technarte.org

The Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology will be held in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain on May 19, 2023. They are currently looking for artists and technologists from around the world that would like to join this exciting event as a speaker and share their vision of the fusion between art, science and technology.

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to: Data art, Bioart, Robotic art, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), New media art, Artificial Intelligence (AI) art, Fashion & Technology, Immersive & virtual environments, Generative art, Interactive architecture.

Visit the weblink above for more information.




Amateo Annual Conference 2022: Building Creative Communities, Creative Lives

Date: 29 November
Time: 10:45am – 5pm
Venue: Europe House, 14 Mount Street Lower, Dublin
Web: https://www.creative-lives.org/news/building-creative-communities
Admission: Free
To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/building-creative-communities

Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities. Creative Lives – a founder member of the Amateo network – will host a free one-day conference at Europe House in Dublin on Tuesday 29 November on the theme of Building Creative Communities.

Building Creative Communities aims to bring together diverse perspectives on community-based cultural participation with practice examples from different contexts across Europe. The conference will address the need to measure and articulate impact, the necessary environment for this work to flourish, and ways to make this work more effective and sustainable in the future.

Visit above weblink for more details.




Shared Office Space in Festival House, Dublin Theatre Festival

Deadline: 25 November, 12 noon
Web: http://ow.ly/3iCA50LyUXK

Dublin Theatre Festival is inviting expressions of interest from individuals or groups working in performing arts and related fields to avail of one or more desks in a shared office space in the city centre at a rate of €25 per desk per week, inclusive of utilities (heating, wifi, etc). The shared space, which has five desks in total, is on the first floor of Festival House at 12 Essex Street East in Temple Bar.

For more information and to apply, visit the weblink above.


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