CREATE: Opportunities & News – February 2023

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News from Create:

Open Call for Artist Residency Award, Create and National Women’s Council

Deadline: 15 March, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/open-call-for-artist-residency-award-create-and-national-womens-council/

Create and National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWC) are delighted to announce this important opportunity for a collaborative socially engaged artist(s) to engage with the membership of the NWC during 2023 via an Artist Residency Award.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of NWC, the largest representative organisation for women and women’s groups in Ireland. This anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements for women and women’s rights in Ireland and recognise the important, often invisible, contribution of women’s organisations and activists in bringing about this positive change.

Create firmly believes that, by working together, artists and communities can purposefully explore how collaborative arts engage in distinct, relevant and powerful ways with the urgent social, cultural and political issues of our times. Create believes that by facilitating wider participation, collaborative arts expands and diversifies public engagement with the arts, enriching its contribution to society.

The Residency is intended to run from April 2023 for 9 months and has a fixed artist’s fee of €15,000. The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 5pm, 15th March 2023.


The Ethical Turn in Performance and Collaborative Practice: Mapping Frameworks for Inclusive Collaboration, Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith

Workshop date: 1 March
Time: 11am – 5pm
Venue: The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1
Admission: Free
Deadline for application: 22 February, 4pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/the-ethical-turn-in-performance-and-collaborative-practice-mapping-frameworks-for-inclusive-collaboration/

Create is delighted to partner with Dublin Fringe to offer The Ethical Turn in Performance and Collaborative Practice: Mapping Frameworks for Inclusive Collaboration. This will be an in-person workshop for performance artists engaging in or learning about collaborative practice, to be held on the 1st of March.

Led by artists Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith, this day-long workshop will explore the ethical dimension of inclusive theatre and performance making where the artistic expressions of artists with intellectual disabilities are facilitated by non-disabled artists.

Exploring the always-evolving methodologies, creative conversations and ethical frameworks that underpin their ten years of collaboration and wider work at Run of the Mill, the workshop will guide participants through an exploration of approaches to practice and consider some of the key questions, themes and learnings that are consistently present in our practice as disabled and non-disabled collaborators. Throughout the day participants will engage in practical exercises, drama based activities and constructive dialogue, and be offered a window into a way of working, whilst reflecting on their own practice.


Care in socially engaged art seen under the magnifying glass, Susanne Bosch

Workshop date: 9 March
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Dublin City Centre
Admission: Free
Deadline for application: 1 March, 4pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/care-in-socially-engaged-art-seen-under-the-magnifying-glass/

Create is pleased to offer a workshop with Berlin based artist Susanne Bosch exploring notions of care and community in socially engaged art.

Care is often considered a repetitive long-term activity, anything but quickly done and often not very “exciting”. But are there other ways of caring? In this workshop, Susanne Bosch and participants will collectively question their professional fields and each other about care and self-care tools, methods and abilities. These tools, methods and abilities will be explored in practical terms, with reference to artistic approaches. Participants will also engage critically with care, interrogating the recent invasion of care-related issues in the field, highlighting concepts including ‘infrastructural love’, ‘caring for support systems’, and ‘public welfare’.


Artist in the Community Scheme 2023 – Round One

Deadline: 27 March, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/artist-in-the-community-scheme-closing-dates-announced/

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

Information Session | Date & Time: 1 March, 2-4pm
Create is hosting an online information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, with Grace Wilentz, project coordinator, AIC Scheme Development Support, and artist Oonagh Murphy, previous AIC Scheme award recipient. You can find out more about the session here.


AIC Scheme Bursary Award 2022 Recipient (Collaborative Arts and Dance): Karen Aguiar

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-bursary-award-2022-recipient-collaborative-arts-and-dance-karen-aguiar/

Create and Dance Ireland are delighted to announce Karen Aguiar as the recipient of the 2022 AIC Scheme Bursary Award: Collaborative Arts and Dance.

Karen Aguiar is a migrant woman, journalist & socially engaged artist believing in the transformative power of dance to unite people and nurture a collective space to build power from and of the people. Karen is the Creative Director of Go Dance For Change and envisions it as a space for meaningful integration and collective action.

Karen intends to use the time afforded by the Bursary to nurture a self-reflective practice; to map her durational relationships with communities, safeguarding those networks of support and relationships; and to develop artistic and collaborative skills with the support and mentoring of a number of artists.


The Match Factory residency, Creative Places Tuam

Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/the-match-factory-a-creative-places-tuam-residency/

Creative Places Tuam is delighted to launch The Match Factory, a residency supporting local artists Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran to evolve their own socially engaged practice alongside collaborating with young people to empower and celebrate their creative ideas in Tuam.

Continuing the work explored during the Artist Bursary and mentorship awarded to Jojo and Midie in 2020, The Match Factory is the landing space for the artists to bring 20 years of practice and expertise together. They will forge an exciting new process of engaging and collaborating with the Town of Tuam.

Midie and Jojo are Sparkcatchers and The Match Factory is the space in which their ideas can be ignited. As part of their specific aims of this residency Jojo and Midie will collaborate with children and young people so they can express their opinions in a youth led project. Through exploration of the Town and local areas together they will work to reimagine public space as a venue for the Arts. They will share this work and its development with the whole community, to continue to build relationships and create opportunities to see art happen locally.




Production Co-ordinator (Learning & Community Engagement & Operations), Ulster Orchestra, NI

Deadline: 20 February, 12pm
Web: www.ulsterorchestra.org.uk
Email: careers@ulsterorchestra.com

The Ulster Orchestra has an exciting opportunity for someone to join them as a Production Co-ordinator (Learning & Community Engagement & Operations). This is a varied role, providing a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the most accomplished musicians and arts professionals in the business as well as contributing to  Northern Ireland’s cultural scene.

Recruitment Pack


Various Roles, Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Web: www.firestation.ie
Email: director@firestation.ie

Opportunities have arisen to work with the Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) team in several capacities, to be recruited over the coming months.


Administrator / Communications Manager | Deadline: 9 March, 5pm


Citizen Engagement and Participation Manager, Creative Ireland

Deadline: 24 February, 3pm
Web: www.creativeireland.gov.ie

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media on behalf of Creative Ireland is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced person for a five year fixed term contract as a Citizen Engagement and Participation Manager.



Head of Exhibitions & Displays, Tate Liverpool, UK

Deadline: 24 February, midnight
Web: https://workingat.tate.org.uk

Tate Liverpool is recruiting the Head of Exhibitions & Displays. The Head of Exhibitions & Displays will work closely with the Director and Head of Learning to shape an innovative programme of exhibitions and displays.

Job Description/ Person Specification


Arts Facilitators, Cork County Council Arts Office

Deadline: 26 February, 5pm
Web: www.corkcoco.ie
Email: arts@corkcoco.ie

Cork County Council’s Arts Office is forming a panel of enthusiastic, experienced, and skilled arts facilitators in all arts disciplines to assist with the  delivery of workshops across County Cork. Selected artists will work in a range of different engagement settings throughout the county, which can include facilitating and co-creating once off and medium-term quality arts projects with people of all ages.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Head Curator, New Art Exchange, UK

Deadline: 26 February, midnight
Web: www.nae.org.uk

New Art Exchange (NAE) is the biggest gallery in the UK dedicated to artists and communities from the Global Ethnic Majority. They are a contemporary Art Gallery in the Heart of Hyson Green, a community just outside the city centre which is culturally rich and vibrant.

They have an exciting maternity cover position that will be responsible for overseeing NAE’s curatorial programme. The key areas include delivering inclusive exhibitions and residency programmes, as well as the first iteration of NAE’s Creative Hub.

Job Description and Person Specification


Director, The Dock

Deadline: 26 February, midnight
Web: www.thedock.ie
Email: pdelamere@leitrimcoco.ie

The Dock, a dynamic multi-disciplinary arts centre in Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, is seeking an outstanding and talented individual for the position of Director who will lead the centre with passion, imagination and dedication in the next exciting phase of its development and artistic achievement.

Candidate Information Booklet and Application


Head of Engagement, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Deadline: 26 February
Web: www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie
Email: recruitment@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie

Dublin City Council Culture Company’s work is focused on embedding cultural experiences and increasing cultural participation throughout Dublin’s neighbourhoods.

They are 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.

Role Specification


Curator, Belfast Photo Festival, NI

Deadline: 27 February, 5pm
Web: www.belfastphotofestival.com
Email: info@belfastphotofestival.com

Belfast Photo Festival is a charity with big ambitions, holding a year-round tourable programme, including one of the world’s leading international festivals of photography, and the largest annual festival of photography in the UK / Ireland. They are looking for a curator to deliver the Festival.

Job Description and Person Specification


Director, Tate Modern, UK

Deadline: 28 February, midday
Web: https://workingat.tate.org.uk

Tate Modern is a museum with a track record of institutional innovation for over 20 years, from their ground-breaking collection displays to their pioneering of live art and performance.

They are now looking for a new Director who will be responsible for setting the strategic artistic direction for Tate Modern so that it brilliantly delivers Tate’s mission, to promote the enjoyment and understanding of art and hold its collection for the benefit of the public and its vision to be an artistically adventurous and culturally inclusive museum group.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Marketing and Communications Manager, Galway Arts Centre

Deadline: 3 March, 5pm
Web: www.galwayartscentre.ie
Email: tara@galwayartscentre.ie

Galway Arts Centre is seeking to appoint a part-time (2.5 days/week) Marketing and Communications Manager who will be part of a tight-knit and dedicated team who are passionate about the value of the arts in peoples’ lives.

Job Description


Awards & Cals:


Professional and Emerging ArtLinks Bursaries 2023, ArtLinks

Category: Bursaries
Deadline: 20 February
Web: https://kilkennyartsoffice.ie
Email: artlinks.ie@gmail.com

The ArtLinks partners in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford local authorities are pleased to announce that they are currently accepting applications for the Professional and Emerging ArtLinks Bursary Awards 2023.



Artist-in-Residence, Salettl Kleine Stadt Farm, Austria

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 20 February
Web: www.salettl.events
Email: office@salettl.events

The “Kleine Stadt Farm – Verein zur Förderung des Gemeinwohls” is an association of about 20 ecological and social organizations and cultural workers, in which about 500 people are participating. The Salettl Residency Program will take place for the second time in 2023 and aims to offer artists the opportunity to enter into direct dialogue with the community of the Kleine Stadt Farm and the surrounding nature in order to develop a project on site. Both during and towards the end of the residency, there is the opportunity to present the artistic process and results and to engage in exchange with the local people.

The program is aimed at professional artists whose work demonstrates an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approach and addresses issues of social and environmental sustainability. The thematic focus of the residency is to tie in with “Utopia” – the annual theme of cultural activities in the district of Vienna-Donaustadt. They invite the artist to work on this main topic from different perspectives and to realize it artistically.

Open Call


Hybrid Residency, School of Commons, Switzerland

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 21 February, 23:59 (CET)
Web: www.schoolofcommons.org
Email: hello@schoolofcommons.org

School of Commons (SoC) is an informal study programme dedicated to the development of self-organised knowledge and alternative methods for learning, located at the Zurich University of the Arts, but taking place mostly online. They are looking for groups and individuals who would like to conduct their research and practice as a part of the SoC community and informal study programme from May 2023 – February 2024.

They will be selecting 15 funded projects which will each receive a total budget of 3,500CHF and 7 self-funded solidarity projects who will receive a small amount of financial support towards travel and mentorship opportunities. As School of Commons is centred around collectivity and collaboration, of the 15 funded projects, the jury will select 5 projects conducted by individuals and 10 projects that are facilitated as part of a duo or a collective.

Open Call


Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Commissions Award | Deadline: 23 February, 5:30pm
The purpose of the Commissions Award is to enable the commissioning of new work from freelance artists.

Dance Artist Residency Scheme | Deadline: 23 February, 5:30pm
The objective of the Dance Artist Residency Scheme is to stabilise and support a network of dance artists in residence across the country.

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


National Arts in Nursing Homes Day Awards 2023, Age & Opportunity

Category: Awards
Deadline: 24 February, 5pm
Web: https://bealtaine.ie
Email: arts@ageandopportunity.ie

Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival is delighted to announce the National Arts in Nursing Homes Day Award, in partnership with Nursing Homes Ireland, is now open for 2023.

They invite applications from care settings who wish to facilitate their residents’ artistic and creative expression by organising interactive and engaging arts workshops, sessions and events. The project will culminate in a festival event to be presented as part of their second ever National Arts in Nursing Homes Day that will take place Friday 26th May during the Bealtaine Festival 2023.



Residency Award for Artist with a Socially Engaged Art Practice, Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 6 March, 5pm
Web: www.firestation.ie
Email: apply@firestation.ie

Fire Station Artists’ Studios is pleased to announce 1 residential award for an Artist with a Socially Engaged Practice for 2023.

Read more about this residency from the weblink above.


X MARKS THE CORE Residency, CORE Youth Service and Common Ground

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 6 March, 5pm
Web: www.commonground.ie

CORE Youth Service and Common Ground are delighted to collaborate on X MARKS THE CORE, a new collaborative art and social media residency with young people from CORE Youth Service in Inchicore, Dublin 8.

Taking place throughout 2023, this collaborative social media/ visual art residency will engage an artist (s) to work with groups of young people in forming, developing and communicating messages through a social media/ visual arts process.

Information Pack


Artistic Research Residency, Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 6 March
Web: www.lindenmuseum.de
Email: residency@lindenmuseum.de

The Linden-Museum Stuttgart invites applications for an eight-week Artistic Research Residency for an artist interested in working with the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

The residency will take place within the framework of the Taking Care project and will be themed ‘Care in a World We Share with Others / Caring in a Precarious World’. In line with this thematic focus, the resident is encouraged to examine the relationship between ecological crises and resulting precarity, and the challenges faced by multicultural societies and communities struggling for cultural survival. The resident is invited to engage with the museum’s collections and exhibition spaces and interact with museum audiences.

If you have any questions, please contact Christoph Nägele at naegele@lindenmuseum.de.




RENT, Housing Unlocked

Date: 17 February
Time: 6:30-8pm
Venue: Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Web: https://housingunlocked.ie
Admission: Free
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/rent

Housing Unlocked is a collaboration between the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) and The Housing Agency (HA), driven by the need to apply innovation and expertise not just to the final product but to the integrated system that delivers our homes.

RENT is the final event of Housing Unlocked. No conversation about current housing issues in Ireland would be complete without addressing the precarious rental sector. People of all ages and nationalities living in Ireland, whether  students, workers, homemakers or retired, single, married or in families, are affected by the rental market. On the closing night of Housing Unlocked, join this participatory event on this urgent topic, chaired by Dr Rory Hearne. We can’t solve the rental crisis, but we can offer a platform for discussion. We will not ignore the impact of insecure tenancies on people’s lives. We have to speak up.



MAKE 2023 Symposium: MAKING and PLACE, Munster Technological University

Date: 4 March
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, MTU Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
Admission: €65 (General)/ €30 (Student)
Web: https://events.cit.ie

The MAKE 2023 Symposium: MAKING and PLACE features internationally renowned makers, academics and artists who will examine structure, landscape, and boundary, as key themes in the creation of architectural forms, art installations, and site-specific art practices.




International Summer School 2023: Art and Politics #5 Assembly, Irish Museum of Modern Art

Deadline: 3 March
Web: https://imma.ie
Email: summerschool@imma.ie

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) International Summer School is a programme of online engagements over two weeks in June 2023. This two-week programme of lectures, seminars, discussions and workshops will focus on the theme of assembly and will feature a range of national and international artists, theorists and educators including Sarah Pierce, Ahmet Öğüt and Eva Weinmayr, among others.

The capacity for people to be able to come together, to express their views and opinions, share ideas, problem-solve and to create and collaborate, is an essential feature of a healthy democracy. Coming together in public space to meet, rally, or protest, allows citizens to organise and drive political and social change. This right to peaceful assembly is increasingly contested, through the privatisation and enclosure of public space; through legislation aimed to curb protest and strike action; or through repressive state responses to acts of assembly worldwide.

Visit the weblink above for more details.


ARC-LAB Curatorial Scholarship 2023, The LAB Gallery and Institute of Art, Design + Technology

Deadline: 16 March, 4pm
Web: https://iadt.ie

The LAB Gallery at Dublin City Arts Office and Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT) are partnering to offer a unique ARC-LAB Gallery Curatorial Scholarship in the context of curatorial education at postgraduate level.

The ARC-LAB Scholar will work with the Curator of the LAB Gallery on programming and research into curatorial strategies and develop a self-initiated curatorial project at the LAB Gallery.

Information for Applicants



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