CREATE: Arts sector news and updates July 2023

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Open Call: The West’s Awake, Creative Places Tuam

Deadline for submission: 19 July, 5pm
Event date: 19-20 August
Location: Tuam, Co Galway
Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/the-wests-awake/
Email: cpt@create-ireland.ie

The West’s Awake community weekend, running the 19th and 20th August in Tuam town, invites local community groups, creatives and artists of all forms to be part of a showcase of Tuam’s creativity and talent.

Programmed throughout the town, it will showcase all that Tuam has to offer, in a weekend of family events and happenings. If you would like to promote your group or activity, create an event or host a workshop, submit a 2D art work for exhibition, perform a poem or story on the day, organise a street performance / showcase a short film you have made, share or sing a song or any other idea you may have to bring to the weekend you can contact us by completing the application form. Please note that these events will be free to attend.

This event is supported by Creative Places Tuam, Galway County Council Arts Service, The Saw Doctors, Galway Rural Development and the local community.

Application Form


Community Engagement through Performance Art, DCU, Ukrainian Action and Create

Date: 20 July
Time: 11am – 2pm
Location: U Building, DCU Glasnevin campus, Dublin
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/community-engagement-through-performance-art-cepa-final-event/
Admission: Free, booking required
To register: www.eventbrite.ie/e/dcu-community-engagement-through-performance-art-project-final-event

The CEPA Project is hosting a final performance, following a series of workshops with Ukrainian participants under the guidance of artist Sally Walmsley. Join us on Thursday 20 July, 11am to 2pm at DCU Glasnevin campus. This event will feature contributions from participants and collaborators, as well as a public performance.

The Community Engagement through Performance Art (CEPA) project aims to use performance art to connect the Ukrainian and Irish communities. It is a collaboration between DCU, Ukrainian Action and Create – National Development Agency for Collaborative Art and is coordinated by Dr. Marcos Dias (Principal Investigator) from the DCU School of Communications.  It is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Programme.


2023 Artist Mentor Award Recipients Announced

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/2023_mentor_award/

Create is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Artist Mentor Award. Piloted in 2022, it aims to offer capacity building and arts practice development for collaborative socially engaged artists, and artists who are transitioning into this field.

All mentors and mentees will explore central elements of collaborative socially engaged practice, including collaborative methodologies, outreach, sustaining relationships with communities, evaluation, and more. Create’s Mentoring Award is funded through the Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC), managed by Create on a devolved basis for the Arts Council.

The list of recipients can be found here.




Creative Communities Engagement Officer, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Deadline: 20 July, 12 noon
Web: www.dlrcoco.ie
Email: careers@dlrcoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is recruiting a Creative Communities Engagement Officer.

The Creative Communities Engagement Officer will be a key member of the Culture and Creativity team, based within the Community, Cultural Services & Parks Department and responsible for engaging proactively with relevant directorates and personnel, internal and external.

Candidate Information Booklet


Director, Roscommon Arts Centre

Deadline: 20 July, 4pm
Web: www.roscommoncoco.ie

Roscommon Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary local authority arts venue. They are seeking a suitability qualified candidate for the position of Director.

Candidate Information Booklet


Creative Communities Engagement Officer, Dublin City Council

Deadline: 21 July, midnight
Web: https://careers.dublincity.ie
Email: hrqueries@dublincity.ie

Dublin City Council is recruiting for the position of Creative Communities Engagement Officer (Temporary 5 years).

Information Booklet
Additional Information Booklet


Various Roles, University of Atypical for Arts and Disability, NI

Deadline: 26 July, 4pm
Email: administration@universityofatypical.org 

University of Atypical (UofA) is looking for a Community Engagement Manager and a Community Engagement Manager (Part Time).

Community Engagement Manager
This new role of Community Engagement Manager for 3 year duration, with University of Atypical aims to improve organisational capacity, support their membership and deliver sectoral impact in terms of equality, access and inclusion.

Community Engagement Manager (Part Time)
The Creative Programming Officer will coordinate and contribute to development of artistic and cultural programmes for and by d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodiverse artists and audiences.


Creative Places Coordinator, Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh

Deadline: 27 July
Email: aine@comhchoiste.ie 

Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uíbh Rathaigh seeks to employ a Coordinator for the 3-year Creative Places project in Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh. This is an essential role that will engage with the local communities, inclusive of arts and cultural workers and practitioners locally as well as key local and regional development organisations.

The role is part-time and flexible, ranging on average from 3 – 4.5 days per week, as agreed and as per project needs. This will be a fixed-term 36-month contract of employment, with some limited scope for expansion/contraction. Applicants who can work as Gaeilge will be prioritised.

For job description and queries please email aine@comhchoiste.ie with ‘Creative Places Uíbh Ráthaigh – Coordinator Role’ as the subject line.


Production Manager, IETM, Belgium

Deadline: 4 August, 23:59 (CEST)
Web: www.ietm.org/en/
Email: recruitment@ietm.org

IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts is one of the oldest and largest international cultural networks, representing the voice of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual professionals working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide.

They are looking for a full-time Production Manager for its events which are held at various international locations, online and on occasion in Brussels, often in collaboration with local partners and organisers.

Job Description


Various Roles, The Arts Council of Ireland

Deadline extended: 7 August, 12 noon

The Arts Council is the government agency for developing the arts in Ireland. They work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life. They currently have exciting full-time, permanent contracts at following positions:

Visit above weblinks for further information including Role Profile and Candidate Information Booklet.


Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator, Helium Arts

Deadline: 16 August, 5pm
Web: https://helium.ie
Email: hr@helium.ie

Helium Arts is seeking an experienced and well-organised Youth Participation and Engagement Coordinator (part-time) to develop and coordinate youth voice and influence in Helium Arts and beyond, in the context of arts and health, to support the advancement of the organisation’s Strategic Goals for 2023-2027.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Creative Places Enniscorthy Project Coordinator, Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford County Council Arts Office 

Deadline: 25 August
Web: www.wexfordartscentre.ie
Email: elizabeth@wexfordartscentre.ie

Wexford Arts Centre invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who wish to be considered for inclusion on a panel from which vacancies for Creative Places Enniscorthy Project Coordinator will be filled.

For more information, visit the weblink above.


Artist Researcher, Creative Places Ballaghaderreen

Deadline: 11 September, 4pm
Web: www.roscommoncoco.ie
Email: msmyth@roscommoncoco.ie

Roscommon County Council are looking for Artist-Researchers who can work creatively with a local community group to develop a vision for Creative Places Ballaghaderreen, establishing local interests and needs from the community’s perspective.

This call out is open to artists from any arts background or medium, but experience in socially engaged arts practice and community facilitation and engagement is required.




National Lottery Arts and Older People Programme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, NI

Category: Awards
Deadline: 17 July, 12 noon
Web: https://artscouncil-ni.org

The Arts & Older People Programme aims to strengthen the voice of older people and promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing through the arts.  The proposed projects should reflect the partnership approach with the target groups they plan to engage with and have the support from them in the delivery.

Guidance Notes


Art Time Residencies: Music, Mophradat and MaerzMusik, Germany

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 23 July
Web: https://mophradat.org/en/

Mophradat is collaborating with MaerzMusik in Berlin on a special new residency program open to musicians, composers, producers, sound, and interdisciplinary artists to work collaboratively with the Berlin-based Ensemble Adapter on new work to be presented at MaerzMusik festival in 2024.

The residency, which takes place in Berlin and remotely, offers the musician and Ensemble Adapter flexibility as they work together, encouraging innovative creation processes beyond the borders of notation and conventional presentation formats, as well as engagement with experimental and dialogical approaches to artistic work.


Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Late-Night Events (Pilot Programme) | Deadline: 27 July, 5:30pm
The Late-Night Events (Pilot Programme) 2023 intends to further extend and diversify the offering for late-night activity and provide opportunities for new and exciting work, encouraging new audiences into existing cultural facilities. It will also seek to identify and address any challenges venues may associate with staying open late.This project is a partnership between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media and the Arts Council.

New Dance Company – Call for Proposals | Deadline: 27 July, 5:30pm
This call for proposals is an initiative of the Arts Council and an outcome of the Arts Council’s Dance Policy: Advancing Dance 2022-2025. The objectives of this initiative are to establish a new independent flagship dance company, which is committed to commissioning dance production across all scales, the employment of dancers, as well as national, North/South and international touring.

Theatre Project Award (Round 1) | Deadline: 27 July, 5:30pm
The award supports specific projects in the field of Theatre commencing on or after 1 January 2024

Touring of Work Scheme | Deadline: 10 August, 5:30pm
Applications are invited for proposals seeking funding to support the touring of work across all artform and arts practice areas for tours taking place in the Republic of Ireland starting from January to December 2024.

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


Artist Panel, Waterford Healing Arts

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 28 July, 12 noon
Web: www.waterfordhealingarts.com
Email: wha@hse.ie

Waterford Healing Arts (WHA) has issued an Open Call to artists of all art forms, including visual artists, musicians, writers and dance artists, to apply to join its Artist Panel. Artists will be engaged to deliver key Waterford Healing Arts programmes at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings in Waterford. The role of the artist is to deliver inspiring and uplifting arts experiences which are responsive to the needs of patients/ health service users, family members and healthcare staff.

Information & Application Form


Shelter in the Forest, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2023-24, South Korea

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 31 July
Web: www.natureartbiennale.org
Email: yatoo@hanmail.net

The 2023-24 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale aims to create a new discourse on ‘Nature Art’, and calls for artworks under the theme of ‘Shelter in the Forest II’. The ‘Shelter in the Forest’ exhibition is a project in which nature artists create shelters on the forest of Yeonmisan Mountain.

It will present nature art in a broader range and explore the relationship among ‘Nature-Art-Human’. This exhibition, realised by the artistic imagination of nature artists, will serve as an artistic shelter that protects against the tempestuous rain and wind of the reality of today.

Full details can be found from the weblink above.


Clare Island Studio Residency, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 13 August, 5pm
Web: https://rhagallery.ie

As part of the RHA Studios Programme, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts (RHA) is delighted to offer a two-month Clare Island Studio Residency through the generosity of a private benefactor. The successful artist will be in residence on the Co. Mayo island from the 1st October – 30th November.

Visit above weblink for more details.


Artist in Residence on the Edge of Europe 2023/24, AIR on the Edge

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 25 August, 5pm (CET)
Web: www.aircultureup.com
Email: info@airontheedge.com

AIR on the Edge is a one-month international artist residency exchange between Denmark, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands and Serbia. It focuses on artists professional development, creating opportunities for artists to engage with rural communities and is rooted in rural places and cities on the edges of Europe.

AIR on the Edge partners invite artists to apply for one of ten AIR on the Edge residencies that will be hosted in either Ireland, The Netherlands, Serbia, Denmark and Finland to engage with the local communities.

Open Call Guidelines


CHI Arts in Health Programme, Children’s Health Ireland

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 4 September, 12 noon
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie
Email: orla.butler1@nchg.ie

Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) is developing an Arts Programme for the new children’s hospital and paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre that aims to place arts, creativity and imagination at the heart of the child’s and young person’s experience of their settings. Their work is based on creative collaboration with children and young people, their healthcare partners, and professional artists across all art forms.

The CHI Arts in Health programme is seeking expressions of interest from artists / designers / makers / creative collectives to apply to complete a research and development process which will lead to a comprehensive proposal for a permanent artwork for the New Children’s Hospital.

Project Brief


Made of Athy Arts Award 2023, Creative Places Athy

Category: Awards
Deadline: Rolling application process with a final deadline of 14 November
Web: https://kildarecoco.submit.com/show/215

Creative Places Athy are pleased to announce the Made of Athy Arts Award 2023. This award builds on the 2022 awards which supported projects in socially engaged art and working as creative communities. This award recognises the importance of a Sense of Place and Identity that were identified as recurrent themes in successful CPA projects to date.

Click here for more information.




Our Place, AlanJames Burns and Dr Sinéad McCann

Date: 14-28 July
Venue: Riverbank Arts Centre. Co Kildare
Web: www.riverbank.ie/event/visual-art-our-place/
Admission: Free

Our Place is a new exhibition developed by artists AlanJames Burns and Dr Sinéad McCann and in close collaboration with artists, who are supported by Saint John of God Liffey Services, Aíne Walsh, David Carter, Keith Whelan, Laura Hickey, Aidan Winters, Conor Begley, David Carter, David Deane, Frances Quinn, Jonathan Smith, Niamh Fortune and Sean Winder.

For more information, click here.




Professional Certificate in Typographic Futures, National College of Art and Design 

Start date: 5 August
Web: www.ncad.ie
Email: ncad@creativefutures.ie

National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is accepting applications for a new four-week intensive postgraduate course Typographic Futures – Visual Identities (Level 9 NFQ). This course will run 5th – 30th August 2023.

On this course you will explore the full potential of typographic communication, from the expressive to the functional, through the creation of a visual identity project for a location in Dublin. Participants will learn about typographic research methodologies and typographic meaning, typographic systems and multilingual typography, and crafting logotypes and letterforms.

More information is available from the weblink above.


Run of the Mill Board Member Callout 2023

Deadline: 18 August
Web: www.runofthemill.ie
Email: killian@runofthemill.ie and aisling@runofthemill.ie

Run of the Mill is recruiting two new board members to join their exciting team. They are seeking applications from individuals with experience in some or all of the following areas: social care and disability, the non-profit sector, and fundraising.

Visit above weblink for more information.


Clancy Quay Studios/ Superprojects Professional Development Programme 2023/24

Deadline: 20 August, 6pm
Web: https://superprojects.org

Superprojects and Clancy Quay Studios are pleased to announce an Open Call for participants to the 2023/24 Professional Development Programme for recent graduate artists. In 2023 the programme will collaborate with the National College of Art and Design and Munster Technological University Crawford School of Art and Design to deliver a full programme designed to teach recent graduates the skills necessary to navigate confident and successful careers as visual artists.

At Superprojects they work exclusively with children and young people, and with this in mind, they accept applications from artists who are at or below the age of 23 on 1st June 2023. More information can be found here.


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