CREATE: news & opportunities – April 2023

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News from Create


AIC Scheme Mentoring Award

Deadline: 8 May, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-mentoring-award/aic-scheme-mentoring-award/

Create invites expressions of interest from collaborative socially engaged artists, or artists interested in/transitioning into collaborative socially engaged arts, who wish to avail of a focused period of mentorship to develop and consolidate their practice.

The Mentoring Award sits within a suite of offerings under the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme. It aims to offer capacity building and arts practice development for collaborative socially engaged artists. Through the Mentoring Award, artists from the Artist Mentor Panel will be available as mentors to emerging practitioners, artists with a strong interest in/transitioning into collaborative socially engaged arts, artists who find themselves on the margins and feel they are underrepresented in the field of collaborative socially engaged arts, for example due to displacement or migration, and artists facing particular challenges in developing their collaborative socially engaged arts practice. There will be five artist mentors and five artist mentees.

Read more about this award here.




Various Roles, Dance Ireland

Web: www.danceireland.ie

Venue Officer | Deadline: 26 April, 10am
Dance Ireland is seeking a welcoming and experienced individual for the position of Venue Officer. Job Spec

Finance & Operations Manager | Deadline: 10 May, 10am
Dance Ireland is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Finance & Operations Manager to assume responsibility for the daily management and operations of Dance House, and to support the work of the organisation with impeccable financial management. Job Spec


Administrator, The Ark

Deadline: 26 April, 12pm
Web: https://ark.ie

The Ark wishes to recruit a part-time Administrator to deliver high-level administrative and organisational support, with a particular focus on the governance and compliance work of the organisation, including the administration of strategic planning and reporting, data gathering and management.

Job Description


Public Engagement Assistant (Arts, Health and Older People), Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Deadline: 26 April, 5pm
Web: https://artsforhealthwestcork.com
Email: opportunities@westcorkartscentre.com

Uillinn are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and organised individual who is passionate about arts and health practice and in the broad and diverse programme at West Cork Arts Centre.

Job Description


Programme Coordinator, Dublin Theatre Festival

Deadline: 27 April, 12pm
Web: https://dublintheatrefestival.ie
Email: eve@dublintheatrefestival.ie

The Programme Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the Programme and Production department and supports the Festival’s programming function in the lead up to and during the festival.

More information can be found at the above weblink.


Head of Visitor Experience and Audience Services, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Deadline: 30 April
Web: www.dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie
Email: recruitment@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie

Dublin City Council Culture Company is seeking the right person to join their senior management team for this important role within the Culture Company in the area of visitor experience and audience services.

Role Specification


Social Media Officer, Children’s Books Ireland

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

Children’s Books Ireland is seeking a part-time Social Media Officer to support the creation of engaging, creative content across their social media platforms.

More information is available from the weblink above.


Head of Programme Management Office, Arts Council of Ireland

Deadline: 4 May, 12 noon
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

The Arts Council is the government agency for developing the arts in Ireland. They currently have an exciting full-time, permanent contract at Higher Executive Officer Grade for a Head of Programme Management Office.

Role Profile
Candidate Information Booklet


Paper Conservator, Hugh Lane Gallery

Deadline: 5 May, midnight
Web: https://careers.dublincity.ie

Dublin City Council are recruiting for the position of:​​​​​​​ Paper Conservator – Hugh Lane Gallery.

For more information and information booklets, visit the weblink above.


Artists’ Digital Production & Collection Manager, Photo Museum Ireland

Deadline: 8 May, 5pm
Web: https://photomuseumireland.ie
Email: recruitment@photomuseumireland.ie

Photo Museum Ireland is seeking to recruit an Artist’s Digital Production Manager and Collection Manager for the National Photography Collection.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Head of Development, Belfast Photo Festival, NI

Deadline: 16 May, midnight
Web: www.belfastphotofestival.com
Email: info@belfastphotofestival.com

Belfast Photo Festival is a pioneering organization, bringing the largest annual festival of photography to the UK / Ireland. They are seeking a Head of Development who will have an important voice on organizational strategy and business development, funding partnerships and financial planning on local and international projects.

Job Description & Person Specification


Awards & Calls


In the Loop, Dreaming Beyond AI, Germany

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 23 April
Web: https://dreamingbeyond.ai/en/

This year’s thehost.is artistic residency is hosted by Dreaming Beyond AI and aims to explore the relationship between time and AI.

They would like to invite applicants to artistically engage with the above topics and submit a short project idea that can be worked on within two months and will result in an artistic output. In terms of content, they are looking for submissions that, for instance, make current mechanisms and effects of AI and temporality clear and understandable for a broad audience. Similarly, they are looking for proposals/visions for alternative, more just presents that question current hegemonic orders. They explicitly invite emerging artists to apply for this program.


Earth Rising Eco Festival, IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 28 April, 5pm
Web: https://imma.ie
Email: immaoutdoors@imma.ie

Earth Rising is a four-day event of eco related programming showcasing the most exciting innovators in the field of eco citizen science, design & creativity, empowering audiences to become agents of change. This Eco Festival will take place at IMMA from the 21 – 24 September, 2023. An Open Call for applications is now open for participating artists.

Full details are available from the above weblink.


Decolonial Memorial, Berlin Global Village, Germany

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 7 May, 11:59pm (CET)
Web: www.berlin-global-village.de/en/
Email: artcompetition@berlin-global-village.de

Berlin Global Village has launched the art competition for the “Decolonial Memorial”. This is an open, anonymous and worldwide art contest for an artistic work dealing with decolonization. The call is for the realization of a decolonial memorial sign in the outdoor space of Berlin Global Village as part of an open, anonymous, worldwide, two-phase art contest.

Open Call


The Arts Council Funding

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Arts Grant Funding | Deadline: 11 May, 5:30pm
The purpose of Arts Grants Funding is to ensure that there is a breadth of high-quality arts activity and programmes throughout the country. It offers flexible support for a fixed period of time, and in so doing responds to the needs of those who are making, presenting and supporting work.

Cork Theatre Development Funding | Deadline: 11 May, 5:30pm
The Arts Council, in partnership with Cork City Council Arts Office, is looking for interested parties to provide theatre development services in Cork City.

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


Transversal Aesthetics / In The Air, IDENSITAT and Centro Huarte, Spain

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 19 May
Web: www.idensitat.net/en/

Transversal Aesthetics is a programme for research and experimentation on the intersection between art, mediation and social space. IDENSITAT and Centro Huarte are initiating this programme. This will develop two research and production projects within the local contexts of Huarte and Barcelona, based upon the concept of the hybrid residency and aiming to work with the specific nature of these local contexts using social space activation processes. The hybrid residency will combine an on-site temporary presence along with previous and subsequent work to be carried out remotely.

Click here for more information.




IAF Summer School 2023: CONNECTION, Irish Architecture Foundation

Date: 5-13 May
Locations: Dublin & online
Web: https://architecturefoundation.ie
Admission: Free

The IAF Summer School: CONNECTION is open to all. This is the first of three years in which the IAF Summer School forms part of the LINA programme, an exciting new collaboration between architecture organisations in 23 European countries and 25 competitively selected LINA Fellows.

They have invited LINA Fellows from four collectives – Space Saloon + The MAAK, zwkr, and Palace of Un/Learning – to lead this year’s IAF Summer School. The School consists of three parts: two weekends in person at the IAF headquarters in Dublin and one online session mid-week.

For full details and to reserve your place, visit https://architecturefoundation.ie .


Immersive Technologies use – cases for learning and creativity, Creative Futures Academy

Date: 10 May
Time: 5-9pm
Venue: Online
Web: https://creativefuturesacademy.ie
Admission: Free
To book: www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-immersive-technologies-use-cases-for-learning-and-creativity

Creative Futures Academy (CFA) at IADT invites you to join their upcoming webinar on creative uses for immersive technology, to learn about the potential of these technologies and how they can be applied in education and creative activities. Their panel of experts will be showcasing their work in utilising immersive technologies. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to gain insight into the latest trends and innovations in immersive tech!


Festival Makers Conference 2023, The Arts Council, University of Galway and Creative Europe Desk Ireland

Date: 11-12 May
Venues: Town Hall Theatre, Galway & O’Donoghue Centre, University of Galway
Web: www.artscouncil.ie
Email: festivalmakers@milestoneinventive.com
Admission: €35; Free artists tickets available
To book: www.tickettailor.com/events/artscouncilfestivalsconference/862805

The Arts Council in partnership with Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Galway and Creative Europe Desk Ireland presents the Festival Makers Conference in Galway City. The two-day conference will provide opportunities for festival makers, festival stakeholders and artists making work in a festival context to exchange ideas, share, map sector developments and discuss practices relevant to festivals in Ireland.

They are providing a limited number of free tickets for artists to attend the Conference. Free Artist Tickets will only be made available to individual artists making work in a festival context, and will be allocated on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis.



The Arts after Capitalism: potential of a postcapitalist cultural policy, National University of Ireland

Date: 16 May
Time: 10:15am – 3:30pm
Venue: National University of Ireland, Dublin 2
Admission: Free
To book: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-arts-after-capitalism-potential-of-a-postcapitalist-cultural-policy
Email: hadleys@tcd.ie

This symposium will bring together cultural policy academics, policymakers and practitioners interested and engaged in the potential of a post-capitalist cultural policy. The symposium’s aim is to actively debate the potential role of post-capitalist models to develop new, more equitable cultural policy models. It will do so offering a platform to discuss future directions with key figures in the field and providing opportunities for networking.


Visit above weblink for full programme.




Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis, Voices of Culture

Deadline: 3 May
Web: https://voicesofculture.eu

Voices of Culture, the platform for dialogue offered to civil society by the European Commission, is inviting interested organisations from EU member states to apply to participate in the upcoming topic on Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis. This fourth Voices of Culture topic 2021-2023 will reflect on the state of the art and generate recommendations for policy and actions for decision-makers on this topic.

More information at https://voicesofculture.eu .


Associate Panel, Business to Arts

Deadline: 18 May, 5pm
Web: www.businesstoarts.ie
Email: recruitment@businesstoarts.ie

Business to Arts is looking to create an Associate Panel of qualified freelance candidates to support project work at the intersection of business and culture.

They are looking for talent from a broad range of areas to help them with producing research and data analysis, workshop design and facilitation, ad hoc design projects, support on curatorial projects, art handling and more.


Call for participants, Big Blue Badge, Project Arts Centre

Web: https://projectartscentre.ie
Email: cathy@projectartscentre.ie

At Project Arts Centre they are having an ongoing conversation with people who have a lived experience of disability, and/or chronic illness, as they try to improve access throughout all areas of the organisation.

The Big Blue Badge is a personalized access pass and booking system that they are aiming to pilot in 2023. Your involvement will start with a consultation either through email, in person or over the phone, to identify your requirements.

Visit above weblink for this new initiative.

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