CREATE: News & Opportunities -September 2023

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Create National Networking Day 2023

Date: 19 October
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Venue: Project Arts Centre (Address: 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2)
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/networking-day-2023/
Admission: €20 (General)/ €10 (Concession)
To book: www.bit.ly/CreateClimatePAC
Email: info@create-ireland.ie

We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for our National Networking Day 2023: Collaborating on Climate Justice, hosted on 19 October at Project Arts Centre in Dublin.

The event will feature guest speakers including the Climate Justice team from TASC, the think tank for action on social change, and experienced environmental campaigner and journalist, John Gibbons. TASC will draw on their recent experience working at grassroots level through their People’s Transition pilot projects around the country, while John will explore the complicated issues around media narratives, disinformation and storytelling.  

Attendees will also have the chance to hear from a group of artists who have taken a range of approaches to engaging with the many nuances of climate justice through their practice. These presentations, and a workshop facilitated by TASC, will aim to stimulate discussion amongst those present and provide a basis for developing future work in this area. 

After the close of the main event, we invite attendees to join us for a reception to celebrate the milestone achievement of Create’s 40th year, as well as the 21st anniversary of Create’s management of the Artist in the Community Scheme. 

Full details can be found here.  

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.  

2023 AIC Scheme Bursary Award

Deadline: 16 October, 5pm 
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-bursary/2023-aic-scheme-bursary-award/

In 2023, the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary award will undergo a period of evolution, moving from an award which focused on elevating themes, artforms and specific context areas, to one offering a more developmental approach.

The bursary will focus on practice, offering equitable access points which includes two bursary awards, each offering €15,000 (an increase on the €10,000 offered in previous years). We acknowledge that multiple barriers apply to accessing funding, some more visible than others, and this evolution in the bursary award is designed to minimise barriers in multiple forms.

AIC Bursary 2023 Advisory Clinic on 27 September
Create is offering an online Bursary Clinic to potential applicants. The Bursary Clinic offers artists/applicants 30 minute one to one advice and support on their application with one of the Create team or artist Cathy Coughlan. For example, you may want to tease out your idea, need some additional guidance on the application process, want to discuss / need additional guidance on what you can/should apply for to meet your collaborative practice development needs. Book your place here.    


Director, Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Deadline: 26 September, 12pm
Web: www.tyroneguthrie.ie

The Board of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre invites applications from exceptional candidates with a proven track record in cultural management and strategic vision for the position of Director.

Application Pack  

Engagement Officer, Sing Ireland

Deadline: 27 September, 12pm
Web: www.singireland.ie

Sing Ireland is seeking a passionate and creative Engagement Officer to join their team. 

Job Description  

Deputy County Arts Officer, Fingal Arts Office

Deadline: 6 October, midnight
Web: https://careers.fingal.ie

The Arts Office of Fingal County Council supports and promotes access and participation in the arts through a range of innovation and practical support, allied with collaboration and strategic partnerships at local, regional and international level. They are looking for a Deputy County Arts Officer. The successful candidate will be a key member of the staff reporting directly to the County Arts Officer. 


Artistic Director/ Creative Producer, Cork Theatre Collective

Deadline: 13 October, 5:30pm
Web: https://everymancork.com

Cork Theatre Collective is a brand new and exciting theatre development partnership between arts organisations in Cork, funded by The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle EalaÍon. Cork Theatre Collective are looking for a dynamic person to lead the first phase of work, devising and implementing theatre development projects and residencies. 

Application Pack    


Nature & Place, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 25 September, 1pm
Web: www.dlrcoco.ie/arts

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office is calling for applications from professional artists for projects which respond to the public forests in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County (DLR). 

This opportunity is for temporary work which is lens and/or audio-based; it is not open to permanent artworks or temporary site-based work. Forests and woodlands are vital as we face increasing challenges with the climate emergency leading to extreme weather events happening on a more regular basis. They are interested in proposals which will respond to these forests and have an outcome during National Tree Week in March 2024. 


Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Beyond Borders | Deadline: 25 September, 6pm
Beyond Borders stimulates and strengthens cross-border collaborations between music creators, performers and presenters. It supports the creation, touring and promotion of innovative and high-quality new music across all genres and encourages engagement with audiences across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland through multiple performances and digital activity.

Partnership Funding | Deadline: 5 October, 5:30pm
The purpose of Partnership Funding is to invest in and support the essential infrastructure required to sustain and develop the arts in Ireland. 

Call for Proposals: New Dance Company | Deadline: 19 October, 5:30pm
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.

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

Percolate 2024, Dance Limerick

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 28 September, 5pm
Web: https://dancelimerick.ie
Email: info@dancelimerick.ie

Dance Limerick offers supported residencies to professional dance artists and choreographers to research and develop work in the beautiful surroundings of St. John’s church dance space and studio throughout 2024. The residency aims to support research, experimentation, practice development and/or creation of work.

For more information, visit the above weblink.   

In the Hurricane, On the Land, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Canada

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 2 October, midnight (EST)
Web: www.cca.qc.ca

The CCA-Mellon Multidisciplinary Research Program seeks new and urgent modes of orientation that ask earthbound designers and their allies to ground and value land: lands held by others in care and lands that have been claimed, reclaimed, and not ceded. It is a call to undertake research and design projects that are site-specific, climate-dependent, historically attuned, and collaborative. As a collective and all-encompassing state, being “in the hurricane” calls for grounded, land-caring practices that match the intensity of the storm.

Full details available here.  

Waterford Arts Practice Grant 2024, Waterford City & County Council

Category: Awards
Deadline: 4 October, 3pm
Web: https://waterfordarts.com

Waterford Arts Practice Grants include Rural Arts Grants and Specialist Arts Grants (Screenwriter/Producer and Playwright/Producer), as well as Council supported Arts Venue Grants. These grants are a key part of the support from Waterford City and County Council to artists, arts creators and for professional community arts services. 

Full details can be found from the weblink above.  

Westport Public Art Project 2023/24, Mayo County Council

Category: Tenders
Deadline: 9 October, 5pm
Web: www.mayo.ie
Email: nangley@mayococo.ie

The Westport Belmullet Municipal District Office of Mayo County Council has recently received funding to both upgrade Westport skatepark and address the recent increase of graffiti in the town.  The Council is therefore seeking tender applications from suitable qualified artists to enhance three areas in the town with community murals/street art.


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). 

Visit the weblink above for more details.  

Various Opportunities, Creative Places West Cork Islands

Web: https://creativeplaceswci.ie
Email: arts@corkcoco.ie

Creative Places West Cork Islands is an ambitious three-year culture-based community development programme for and about the West Cork islands. Creative Places aims to connect with people, artists and places, to allow ideas to develop into creative actions that are inspired by and enrich the island communities. Creative Places is about harnessing the power of creativity, culture & the arts to support and sustain the Island communities of West Cork.

Islander Artist / Maker Scheme 
It is for artists, creatives, community groups and individuals who are residents of Oileán Chléire, Sherkin Island, Heir Island, Long Island, Whiddy Island, Bere Island and Dursey Islands.

Expression of Interest 
It is for artists, creatives, community groups and individuals who are residents of the islands and beyond to express an interest in the project and to propose their own creative projects.

There is currently no application deadline for these awards.     


Earth Rising 2023, IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

Date: 21-24 September
Venue: IMMA (Address: Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31)
Web: https://imma.ie
Admission: Free

EARTH RISING is a four-day festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future. 

The festival programme offers a diverse array of events, including over 50 artists and collaborators who will showcase their work via installations, screenings, workshops and tours; a talks stage that brings together influential voices in the fields of science, design and creativity; a dedicated food-themed site that will explore challenging topics curated by Gerry Godley and Jennie Moran; a Screening programme that includes the ground-breaking film series Leviathan Cycle by Shezad Dawood that examines climate change, migration and mental health; an exhibition by American artist Jo Baer inspired by the artist’s stay in the archaeologically rich countryside of Co. Louth; and a Future Generations Tent curated especially for children and young adults by ECOUNESCO. Throughout the festival visitors can enjoy Music in the Courtyard, including an Eco Ceilí brought to you by Martin O’Donoghue and Damhsa Liomhsa, and a wide variety of food vendors. 

Visit the weblink above for more information, including a festival app.   

Misleór Festival, Galway Traveller Movement

Date: 28 September – 1 October 
Web: www.misleor.ie

Galway Traveller Movement is proud to present Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures 2023, which explores nomadic identity through the lens of creativity and cultural action for change.

Misleór Conversations on 29 September, 2pm
Public panel discussions featuring guest artists, activists and leaders from nomadic communities around the world. Sharing diverse perspectives on nomadic identity, the panellists will discuss cultural rights and claiming space for nomadism in today’s society. 

Reimagining Life on the Road on 30 September, 11am – 4pm
Fisheries Field comes alive with traditional Traveller wagons, tents, antiques, music and storytelling around the campfire. Featuring interactive displays and workshops: paper flower-making, beady pockets, griddle bread and traditional Traveller tinsmith Tom McDonnell.

Full Programme  

Staying with the Trouble Symposium, KinShip Project/ LennonTaylor

Date: 4 October
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Rory Gallagher Theatre (Address: Rossa Avenue, MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork)
Web: www.lennontaylor.ie
Admission: Free
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/staying-with-the-trouble-symposium

The symposium will showcase through a series of talks and presentations, the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and the input of diverse forms of knowledge in addressing rights of nature and climate action. By embracing multiple perspectives and ways of knowing, it is aimed to stay engaged with the complexities of the issues at hand when confronting environmental degradation. 

Visit here for more details.     


Open Call: Freelance Panel Of Artists, Guides, and Lecturers 2023-30, Hugh Lane Gallery

Deadline: 25 September, 12 noon
Web: www.etenders.gov.ie

The Hugh Lane Gallery is seeking applications for inclusion on their freelance panel of experts from varying disciplines related to visual art practice to support delivery of their education programmes. Applications from suitably qualified artists, guides and lecturers from varying disciplines related to visual art and art history will be assessed for inclusion on the panel.    Open Call: Public Art Management & Curation Services, Leitrim County Council

Deadline: 15 October
Web: www.etenders.gov.ie
Email: pdelamere@leitrimcoco.ie

Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals or companies to provide Public Art Management & Curation Services. Those panelled may be engaged through the Per Cent for Art Scheme over the next three years to work with Leitrim County Council to facilitate the implementation of individual projects in different arts disciplines and to consult on the planning of future projects.       Kind regards,

Vance Lau
Producer, Programme and Digital Media
2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts      

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