Artist in the Community Scheme 2023: deadlines announced

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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. The AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.

The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project’s realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.

The 2023 Deadlines for the AIC Scheme are

  • 5pm Monday 27th March (Round One) and
  • Mon 25 September (Round Two).


Application forms will be available in early February 2023 for Round One.

This Round includes:

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


Full details of the awards, and how to apply, is available at the awards page

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