CREATE: news & opportunities August 2023

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Save the Date: Create National Networking Day 2023

We are delighted to announce our National Networking Day 2023, hosted on Thursday 19 October at Project Arts Centre in Dublin.  

This year’s event will explore the intersections between collaborative arts practices and climate justice. It will draw on examples of best practice, community engagement and grassroots activism while convening artist practitioners and civil society organisations concerned with these vital issues. This event is a unique opportunity for those working in the field to meet with like-minded peers, to share and network, to learn from each other and devise future actions.  

More information, including full programme and booking details, will be available on our website in the coming weeks.  

Project Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible, with a lift to the upstairs spaces. Those with additional access needs are invited to contact Create on info@create-ireland.ie, or 01 473 6600, to discuss how we can best support you to attend. 

The West’s Awake Community Weekend, Creative Places Tuam

Date: 19-20 August 
Venue: Various locations in Tuam, Co Galway
Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/activity/the-wests-awake/
Admission: Free

The West’s Awake Community Weekend, running the 19th and 20th August in Tuam town, features home grown musicians, artists, crafters, performers, poets, filmmakers, singers, writers, storytellers, positive disrupters and more. 

Taking place over two days, across nine venues, in the streets and public spaces. From emerging talents to award winning voices, the weekend is a celebration of creative Tuam, by Tuam, for the West to enjoy.

Full Programme

Artist in the Community Scheme 2023 (Round Two) 

Deadline: 25 September
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-awards/

The Artist in the Community Scheme 2023 (Round Two) is now open for applications. 

The aim of the AIC Scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists. Create defines community in the broadest sense of the word, however for the AIC Scheme the artist or artists must be collaborating with a community of non-arts professionals. Create defines collaborative arts as artists and communities working closely together, often over extended periods of time, to make art. 

More information and application packs are available on our website.

Artist in the Community Scheme 2023 Information Sessions

We are pleased to announce two online information sessions on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme. The information session is about answering any questions you might have about making an application to the Scheme. It’s also about sharing experience of developing and delivering a collaborative project through the Scheme. 

Information Session | Date & Time: 30 August, 10am | More Info with Grace Wilentz, project coordinator, AIC Scheme Development Support and Sinead McCann, previous AIC Scheme recipient

Information Session | Date & Time: 5 September, 2pm | More Info with Grace Wilentz, project coordinator, AIC Scheme Development Support and Mary Sullivan, previous AIC Scheme recipient


Literature, Film and Architecture Assistant, The Arts Council

Deadline: 22 August, 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 Clerical Officer Grade for a Literature, Film and Architecture Assistant.

Role Profile
Candidate Information Booklet

Research Fundraising Manager, Verbal Arts Centre, NI

Deadline: 25 August, 2pm
Web: www.theverbal.co
Email: clare@theverbal.co

Verbal is looking for a Research Fundraising Manager who would be responsible for the management of existing grants, assisting in the early identification of new grant opportunities, the development of research proposals and the submission of grant applications. 

Recruitment Pack

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. 

Audience Development and Communications Executive, Crawford Art Gallery

Deadline: 31 August
Web: https://crawfordartgallery.ie
Email: hr@crawfordartgallery.ie

Crawford Art Gallery is seeking an Audience Development & Communications Executive on a Permanent Contract of Employment basis to join the Marketing & Communications Team. 

Job Pack

Executive Director, Galway Community Circus

Deadline: 4 September, 5pm
Web: www.galwaycommunitycircus.com
Email: recruitment@galwaycircus.com

Galway Community Circus is seeking to appoint an Executive Director to lead their organisation in the next phase of their journey as they deliver inclusive and boundary-breaking circus arts participation and education.

Recruitment Pack

Artistic Director, Ormston House

Deadline: 8 September, 5pm
Web: https://ormstonhouse.com
Email: info@ormstonhouse.com

The Board of Directors invites applications for the role of Artistic Director at Ormston House.

Job Description

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. 

Development Manager, Dublin Theatre Festival

Deadline: 15 September, 12pm
Web: https://dublintheatrefestival.ie
Email: eve@dublintheatrefestival.ie

Dublin Theatre Festival is looking for a Development Manager to join their team.

Job Specification


Artist Commission, Creative Places Edenderry

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 24 August
Web: www.creative-lives.org
Email: info@creativeplacesedenderry.ie

Creative Places Edenderry is delighted to announce an artist commission opportunity. Applications are open until 24 August 2023 and the project must be completed by December 2023. It must be a new project and not an existing piece of work.

Guidance Document

Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Late-Night Events (Pilot Programme) | Deadline: 24 August, 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. 

Creative Production Supports | Deadline: 31 August, 5:30pm
This initiative is informed by key goals contained within the Arts Council strategy, Making Great Art Work, and the Arts Council’s current performing-arts polices, which seek to support artists at all stages of their careers to create work of excellence that engages widely and deeply with the public. 

An Invitation to Collaboration Scheme | Deadline: 14 September, 5:30pm
The award is open to local authorities to apply for projects or initiatives that they identify as being of strategic significance to arts development locally, regionally and nationally.

Visual Artists Workspace Scheme | Deadline: 14 September, 5:30pm
The purpose of the Visual Artists Workspace Scheme is to support artists’ workspaces throughout the country to provide the best possible working environment for visual artists and, where feasible, to enable a level of subsidy for the artists working in these spaces.

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

Landscape + Art + Nature + Design, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, USA

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 4 September, midnight (EDT)
Web: https://bernheim.org
Email: landart@bernheim.org

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest is thrilled to announce the launch of L+A+N+D (Landscape + Art + Nature + Design), an exciting, new initiative that annually celebrates innovative design concepts for immersive outdoor installations on a grand scale that will spark imaginations, conversations, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world.

Request for Proposals

Various Residencies, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre 

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 8 September, 5pm
Web: www.westcorkartscentre.com
Email: learning@westcorkartscentre.com

Bealtaine / Cork County Council Residency 2024
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine and Cork County Council invite submissions for a studio residency from a practicing artist aged 50 and over to take place from 1 May to 1 June 2024. The successful applicant will feature as part of the national Bealtaine Event Programme.

Cork County Council Residency 2024
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in partnership with Cork County Council invite submissions for a 4 week studio residency from a practicing artist who is resident in any part of the Cork County administrative area. The residency supports artists seeking an opportunity to research and develop their practices and to engage in dialogue with Uillinn, other organisations in Cork, the local community and general public. 

EMAP Residencies 2024, European Media Art Platform, EU

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 12 September, 13:00 (CET)
Web: https://call.emare.eu
Email: info@emare.eu

With the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, the European Media Art Platform continues its residency program for artists, artist duos, collectives or other artistic collaborations working in the fields of digital art, media art, robotic 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.

Full details are available here

Arts and Inclusion Opportunities 2023/24, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office 

Category: Awards
Deadline: 18 September, 1pm
Web: https://dlrcoco.submit.com
Email: mdavey@dlrcoco.ie

In 2023/24 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office will fund two artists with the time, resources, and support to develop their skills to work with people who live, visit or work in their County. This opportunity will focus on artists’ artistic development. It aims to allow the artist time and resources to test out and develop the methods of working with a community to create art. 

More information can be found from the weblink above.

Creative Ireland Award 2023, Wexford County Council

Category: Awards
Deadline: 18 September, 4pm
Web: www.wexfordcoco.ie
Email: arts@wexfordcoco.ie

Wexford County Council invites applications for creative awards funded under the Creative Ireland Programme for 2023. These awards will provide support to cultural organisations and artists collectives to provide innovative arts programmes and events that foster cultural participation in communities throughout County Wexford. The three priority themes to be explored are Well Being, Placemaking and Climate Action. 

Open Call

Arts and Disability Connect (Opportunity Two) 2023, Arts and Disability Ireland

Category: Awards
Deadline: 10 October, 4pm
Web: https://adiarts.ie
Email: connect@adiarts.ie

Arts and Disability Connect is designed to support artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice and to connect with arts organisations and arts professionals in the Republic of Ireland. Opportunity Two includes a New Work Award and a Research and Reflection Award (previously known as Research and Development). 

Information Session | Date & Time: 19 September, 12 noon
Artists and people supporting them to apply for Arts and Disability Connect can join the ADI team for an online live information session and ask any questions about making an application. Booking will be available here


muscle: a question of power, Anna Furse

Exhibition until 20 August
Venue: Crawford Art Gallery (Address: Emmett Place, Cork, T12 TNE6)
Web: https://crawfordartgallery.ie
Admission: Free

Created by Anna Furse, muscle: a question of power is an immersive experience that takes visitors on an audio-guided journey through Crawford Art Gallery’s historic collection of Canova Casts followed by a short film screening in the adjoining Project Room. 

Lens – Film and Photography Summer School, Hugh Lane Gallery

Date: 25-27 August
Venue: Hugh Lane Gallery (Address: Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin, D01 F2X9)
Web: https://hughlane.ie
Admission: €65, advance booking required

In Hugh Lane Gallery’s annual Summer School for adults, the focus will be on film and photography. This 3-day Summer School invites participants to creatively and critically engage with moving image and photographic artworks. The programme will include artist talks, facilitated discussions on selected artworks and mixed media artistic workshops. 

With artists Beth O’Halloran, Helena Gouveia Monteiro, Jenny Brady, Lisa Freeman, Holly Márie Parnell and Audrey Blue, and film curator Alice Butler. The School is facilitated by artist and art historian Kimberly Griffith Walsh, co-curated with Alice Butler.


Artists Panel 2023 – 2026, Clare County Arts Office

Deadline: 1 September, 5pm
Web: https://yoursay.clarecoco.ie
Email: cconway@clarecoco.ie

Clare Arts Office is seeking applications from artists (Clare based and national) who are interested in delivering and facilitating projects as part of the Creative Places Shannon and other arts programme. 

They are now seeking applications from artists who work across all artforms, architecture, circus, dance, literature, film, music, opera, theatre, visual arts, traditional arts and animation, and more. Artists who are selected on the panels are eligible to submit applications to their annual residency schemes and will also be invited to participate in any ongoing professional development training. Panel artists may be invited to participate in other relevant opportunities that may arise from time to time. 

Visit above weblink for more information. 

Call for Fellows 2023: Tool Sheds, Nieuwe Instituut, Netherlands

Deadline: 10 September, 23:59 (CEST)
Web: https://nieuweinstituut.nl/en/
Email: callforfellows@nieuweinstituut.nl

Nieuwe Instituut’s research team proposes Tool Sheds as the theme for this year’s Call for Fellows.  Using Tool Sheds as a point of departure, this year’s Call for Fellows invites applicants to conceptualise, design and test applied research tools, instruments, methods, formats and processes for generative world-building using material, theoretical, political, time-based or place-based sets of practices. 

Visit above weblink for more details.

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