CREATE: News & Opportunities- October 2023

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News from CREATE:

Collaborative Arts as Collective Pedagogy with Aida Sánchez de Serdio Martín

Workshop date: 29 November
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Dublin City Centre
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/activity/collaborative-arts-as-collective-pedagogy-with-aida-sanchez-de-serdio-martin/
Admission: Free but application is essential
Deadline for applications: 14 November, 4pm
Contact: producer@create-ireland.ie

Collaborative and socially engaged arts practices involve an exchange of expertise – a form of both embodied and tacit knowledge between artists, community members and organisations. This highly nuanced, yet expert and negotiated exchange is at the heart of collaborative practice, yet it is often described simply as ‘process’. However, collaborative and socially engaged art is a form of knowledge production, where different life experiences and expertise crystallise as a form of dialogical collaborative pedagogy.

Through practical exercises, this workshop will build on participants’ experience and/or projects to explore the grounding notions and imagine new possibilities of collaborative arts practices as processes of collective learning. 
There are limited places on this workshop. To apply, please email Vance Lau at producer@create-ireland.ie with 100-200 words on what is of interest for you in attending this workshop and your latest biography, including an additional 1-3 lines about your professional background. We accept written formats, but also voice notes and videos. 

This workshop is offered free of charge. Please indicate in your email if you have any access requirements. 

Create News 34 – Evaluate This! Thinking out loud on process-based evaluation

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/publication/create-news-34/

Evaluating socially engaged arts practice can be a sensitive issue. This wide-ranging term describes a variety of artworks and projects, and so, how best to evaluate socially engaged practice evokes competing opinions about its character and value. In March 2023, Create invited Dr Gráinne Coughlan, postdoctoral researcher at TU Dublin, to unpick some of the assumptions around evaluation in conversation with artist Dr. Susanne Bosch. This public event, entitled “Evaluate This!” directly informs the current issue of Create News, in which we invited Gráinne and Susanne to expand on topics discussed during this public event, and to share some modes of thinking about evaluation for socially engaged practice.


Arts Development Officer – Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Deadline: 20 October, 12 noon
Web: https://artscouncil-ni.org

The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and they are seeking an Arts Development Officer – Visual Arts. 

Job Description

Development Manager, Irish Film Institute

Deadline: 20 October
Web: https://ifi.ie
Email: jobs@irishfilm.ie

Irish Film Institute (IFI) is seeking to appoint a Development Manager to join the team. 

Job Spec

Various Roles, Helium Arts

Web: https://helium.ie
Email: hr@helium.ie

Grants and Development Coordinator (part time) | Deadline: 23 October, 5pm
Helium Arts is currently seeking an experienced and well-organised Grants and Development Coordinator to support and coordinate the implementation of the organisation’s Funding Strategy (2023-2025), with a particular focus on grant writing and proposal development to support the advancement of the organisation’s Strategic Goals for 2023-2027. More Info

Visual Artist (part time) | Deadline: 2 November, 5pm
Helium Arts is seeking to employ a professional, multi-disciplinary Visual Artist with a strong collaborative and inclusive arts practice to support delivery of their Creative Health Programme in Dublin. More Info

Creative Director and CEO, Tallaght Community Arts

Deadline: 23 October
Web: https://tallaght-arts.ie
Email: recruitment@tallaght-arts.ie

Tallaght Community Arts (TCA) is seeking to recruit a Creative Director and CEO to run their South Dublin County based participatory arts organisation that seeks to bring people together to explore the transformative and celebratory power of the arts for the well-being of all.

Culture Moves Europe Grant Officer, Goethe-Institut, Belgium

Deadline: 27 October
Web: www.goethe.de
Email: annette.huerre@goethe.de

The Goethe-Institut Brussels searches a full time Grant Officer for the EU-Funded project “Culture Moves Europe” with a limited contract until June 30th 2025. 

Full details available here.

Audience & Media Manager, Project Arts Centre

Deadline: 30 October
Web: https://projectartscentre.ie
Email: jobs@projectartscentre.ie

Project Arts Centre (PAC) is seeking applications from skilled, experienced and motivated individuals to join their Marketing & Communications team. 

Role Description

Awards & Calls:

Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC | Deadline: 9 November, 5:30pm
The Arts Council and University College Cork invite applications from traditional artists of distinction for the role of Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC for the calendar year 2024.

Writer in Residence/Fellowship Scheme | Deadline: 9 November, 5:30pm
The Arts Council Writer in Residence was established to provide a stimulating environment for the resident writer, and afford a degree of financial support to concentrate on their own practice. Additionally, the residency brings energy and dynamism to the university, and allows students and faculty to engage with a practicing writer for a concentrated period.

Project Awards | Deadline: 16 November, 5:30pm
Applications for Project Awards, for projects commencing on or after 1 March 2024 through to 31 December 2024. This funding round is for Projects commencing in 2024. Deadlines for applications for Projects commencing in 2025 will be announced later this year. 

  • Architecture Project Award
  • Arts Participation Project Award
  • Circus Project Award
  • Dance Project Award
  • Film Project Award
  • Literature Project Award
  • Music Project Award
  • Street Arts and Spectacle Project Award
  • Theatre Project Award
  • Traditional Arts Project Award
  • Visual Arts Project Award
  • Young People, Children and Education Project Award

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

Between Bridges Residency, Between Bridges, Germany

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 21 October, 12am (CET)
Web: www.betweenbridges.net
Email: residency@betweenbridges.net

Between Bridges is a foundation committed to humanism, solidarity, and the advancement of democracy. It supports the arts, LGBT+ rights and anti-racism work. 

They are pleased to announce the open call for the next two biannual residencies for visual artists. One residency will take place from January to June 2024, the other from July to December 2024.

Visit above weblink for more information. 

Arts Grant Scheme 2024, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office

Category: Awards
Deadline: 25 October, 1pm
Web: https://dlrcoco.submit.com
Email: cbrown@dlrcoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office launches the Arts Grants (Event, Project and Collaboration) which are for the purpose of providing financial assistance to individual artists, groups and organisations engaged in arts projects/ events at local or county level. 

Individual artists, groups/ organisations working with all artforms (architecture, circus, craft, dance, film, literature, music, opera, spectacle, street art, theatre, traditional arts and visual arts) are eligible to apply. Collaborative applications are also welcomed. 

Forgotten Realms, Art Inside Out, Sweden

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 26 October, 11:59pm (CET)
Web: https://artinsideout.se
Email: artinsideout@regionhalland.se

Art Inside Out invites artist applications for participation in Forgotten Realms, an artistic residency that explores new representations of reality in the borderland between the mundane and the fantastical, myth and reality, past and present. The residency is connected to Tjolöholm Castle in Kungsbacka, at the Swedish west coast, with a relationship to Nordic and Celtic folklore, reflected in both the breathtaking natural surroundings and the impressive castle interiors.

Artist-in-Residence Program, TORIGOYA Project, Japan

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 30 October
Web: https://hironotorigoya.com
Email: opencall2023@hironotorigoya.com

TORIGOYA Project is an artist-in-residence program run by the Hirono Town in Fukushima Prefecture, JAPAN. Its aim is to promote Hirono’s recovery from the disaster through the power of contemporary art. 

Invited artists will stay in Hirono Town for a total of 30 days between December 11, 2023 and January 15, 2024 to research the history, climate, culture or something other of Hirono Town and create their own site-specific artworks in collaboration with town residents, especially youth and children as socially engaged art. Artists should also create an artwork about the process of building his/her/their site-specific artwork in some form of media till the end of February. There are no restrictions on the media. It can be a photograph or video, painting, 3D works, media art, literary work such as poem, novel or play, or musical work. 

More information can be found at the weblink above. 

HIAP Residency Programme, Helsinki International Artist Programme, Finland

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 31 October, 11:59 pm (GMT +3)
Web: www.hiap.fi
Email: office@hiap.fi

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme invites artists and other art practitioners to apply for residencies in Suomenlinna and Cable Factory for the year 2024. This international open call is for artists who are not based in Finland.

The HIAP Residency Programme focuses on visual art but is open to art professionals from other disciplines as well. The programme offers time and support for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The residency time can be used for open-ended research and experimentation, without the requirement to produce a finalised piece of work.

National Lottery Commissioning Programme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Category: Commissions
Deadline: 1 November, 12pm
Web: https://artscouncil-ni.org

The purpose of the Commissioning Programme is to enable organisations to commission new work.

The finished work should be in a form capable of being presented, exhibited, published, performed and/or disseminated in its entirety at the point of completion in Northern Ireland (if applicable abroad) either live or online.

Guidance Notes

Arts, Disability and Older Person Training Review, Age & Opportunity and Arts & Disability Ireland

Category: Tenders
Deadline: 3 November, 5pm
Web: https://bealtaine.ie
Email: arts@ageandopportunity.ie

Age & Opportunity and Arts & Disability Ireland are seeking tenders from suitably qualified individuals or organisations to carry out an Arts, Disability and Older Person training review as part of its joint Access initiative.

Age & Opportunity and Arts & Disability Ireland have been working together for a number of years to generate information on older audiences and those with disabilities. Part of the work involves developing training supports for arts organisations wishing to work with older people. As a first step in delivering these supports, they wish to ascertain what key arts, disability and older people training supports currently exist in Ireland and more particularly, further afield. This work will feed into and support the rolling out of Age & Opportunity’s Arts & Creative Charter for Older People.

Tender Document

Collaborative Practice Award 2023, South Dublin County Council and Creative Ireland

Category: Awards
Deadline: 8 November, 1pm
Web: www.sdcc.ie
Email: eswaine@sdublincoco.ie

Creative Communities South Dublin are inviting proposals from artists/creatives for the individual artist in Collaborative Practice Award 2023. This initiative seeks to support creatives to develop collaborative practices and engage with communities in working together and developing projects around the theme of Leaving it Better. 

For more information please contact Eithne Swaine, Creative Communities Engagement Officer SDCC at eswaine@sdublincoco.ie

Archives Research Residency, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, USA

Deadline: 10 November, 11:59pm (EST)
Web: www.rauschenbergfoundation.org

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, consisting of Robert Rauschenberg’s personal papers and the records from his Florida and New York studios, is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist’s life and career. The Archives Research Residency supports continued scholarly and investigative use of these materials by supporting individuals that demonstrate a compelling need to use the archives and addressing financial barriers that may prohibit onsite access to the archives. In addition, the application is open to all individuals, thereby encouraging research opportunities that move beyond traditional art historical discourse.


Open Call for Artists & Collectives, Bangkok Art Biennale 2024, Thailand

Category: Open Calls
Application period: 28 October to 11 November, 12am to 11:59pm (GMT +7)
Web: www.bkkartbiennale.com
Email: info@bkkartbiennale.com

Bangkok Art Biennale 2024 is calling for proposals. Proposals should be relevant to their theme Nurture Gaia.

More information is available at the weblink above. 

Commission on Cultural Relations & Climate Action, EUNIC, EU

Category: Open Calls
Deadline: 13 November, 11:59pm (CET)
Web: www.eunicglobal.eu
Email: research@eunicglobal.eu

EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture – is the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. They are commissioning a piece of work on the role of cultural relations for climate action that will pool, structure and advance existing resources from the network and support the development of more ambitious practical instruments for working in the field of cultural relations, climate and environment.

International Curator Residencies 2024, Fire Station Artists’ Studios

Category: Residencies
Deadline: 15 November, 5pm
Web: www.firestation.ie
Email: apply@firestation.ie

Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS) invites international curators, working either independently or with institutions, to apply for residencies, to take place through 2024 and will award up to 6 residencies. Through these residencies, FSAS provides the armature to build links/fosters collaborations between international artists, curators, art institutions & their Irish counterparts. 

Visit above weblink for full details. 


Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2023, Réalta

Date: 25 October
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Creative Life Hub, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) (Address: St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8)
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie
Admission: €30
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/arts-health-check-up-check-in-2023

Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland, has announced the programme for Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2023. Themed Making Connections, this leading national arts and health event will have a special focus on mental health this year, and will feature a keynote address by visual artist and founder of the London-based Arts & Health Hub Daniel Regan, in addition to presentations by some of the most innovative and creative practitioners working in arts and health in Ireland today.

For programme and more information, click here.

The Gathering 2023, Age & Opportunity

Date: 15 November
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Venue: National Gallery of Ireland (Address: Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, D02 K303)
Web: https://bealtaine.ie
Admission: €10-15
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/bealtaine-gathering-2023

The Gathering is a day of networking, showcasing good practice, discussion and feedback on the Bealtaine Festival 2023. It is an opportunity to hear about the challenges and needs of the organisers, showcases interesting and inspirational events from the previous festival, and provides practical supports for local organisers. This year’s event will bring together the Bealtaine community of organisers, artists, partners and supporters to look at different issues of community, diversity and new directions in our work.

Visit above weblink for full details. 


Survey on better pay and conditions for artists and creative producers, Réalta

Deadline: 22 October
Web: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ArtsandHealth2023
Email: info@artsandhealth.ie

Réalta, the national resource organisation for arts and health, and Arts and Health Coordinators Ireland (AHCI) want to create good practice guidelines that will improve pay and conditions for artists and creative producers. They need the evidence collected in this survey to inform and support the guidelines.
If you have worked on arts and health projects, now or in the past, please answer these questions as fully as you can – they promise that your responses will remain anonymous. If you can’t answer a question exactly, please give them your best estimate.

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