CREATE: News & Opportunities – May 2024

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Catalyst Residency Recipient 2024 announcement: Fatoumata Gandega

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/catalyst-residency-recipient-2024-announcement-fatoumata-gandega

Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios are delighted to announce Fatoumata Gandega as the recipient of the 2024 Catalyst Residency Award.

Fatoumata Gandega is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses her craft on the sense of belonging from the Black and Brown immigrant experience in Occident. Through her work, she aims to amplify marginalised voices by exploring intersectional identities and community empowerment.

This residency offers artistic practice development, offering Fatoumata the opportunity to be mentored by a range of practitioners; it is designed to enable Fatoumata to step away from her everyday responsibilities and instead immerse herself in a dedicated period of reflection, mentoring, peer-to-peer conversation and strategic networking.

The residency is funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create, and the Fire Station Artists’ Studios funded through the Visual Arts Department of the Arts Council of Ireland. The award is delivered through a Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios partnership.  

The Gathering: A weekend of sharing with Creative Places Tuam

Date: 24-26 May
Venue: Various venues in Tuam, Co Galway
Web: https://creativeplacestuam.ie/activity/the-gathering-a-weekend-of-sharing-with-creative-places-tuam/

As the Creative Places Tuam pilot draws to a close, we reflect on the incredible journey we’ve undertaken together as a community. This initiative has been a testament to the creativity, resilience, and spirit of Tuam.

The success of Creative Places Tuam is a direct result of the dedication and hard work of everyone involved—local artists, community leaders, volunteers, and residents who have generously shared their talents, time, and ideas. Together, we have demonstrated the power of the arts in fostering connection and pride within our town.

Join us on the weekend of the 24th May to celebrate the work created during this pilot programme, explore the use of space in the town, and experience original theatre from Tuam local Little John Nee. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Click here for more details including schedule.   

Intercultural Dialogues: a new cross-border initiative

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/intercultural-dialogues-a-new-cross-border-initiative

We are delighted, with our partners ArtsEkta, to have been funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Shared Island Civic Society Fund for a new cross-border initiative “Intercultural Dialogues”. This project will connect, upskill and commission socially-engaged artists from diverse backgrounds on both sides of the Northern Irish border. Together, we will select artists and practitioners, coordinate networking, mentoring and training opportunities, and initiate collaborative arts projects between artists and communities based on themes identified during exchange sessions.

Intercultural Dialogues aims to increase creativity in diverse communities and encourage self-expression and sense of wellbeing. The global changing landscape of migration is seen locally, and change is needed in the  language used and modes of practice used. This project is an opportunity to reach out, discuss and explore new ideas, giving everyone access to the arts and creating new models of practice.

Further information on the project will be shared on our website soon.  

Fetid domesticism by Sylvia Maher, as part of We Only Want the Earth

Opening: 23 May, 7pm
Exhibition runs until 2 June
Venue: A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Upper Dorset Street, Dublin, D07 ER81
Web: https://a4sounds.org/fetid-domesticism

Fetid domesticism is an intrapersonal dialogue between the many roles that Sylvia Maher as a trans artist, activist and ecologist has to play. The installation consists of artefacts made, gathered and compiled during her residency that reflect these roles set in a portrait of a domestic environment overtaken by weeds. 

Sylvia’s practice combines the creation of vibrant pigments and dyes with visual narratives that explore relations between human and non-human worlds. She is a recipient of the We Only Want the Earth Residency Awards 2023-2024. 

We Only Want the Earth is initiated by A4 Sounds, in partnership with Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).     


Digital Marketing Fellow, IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

Deadline: 20 May, 3pm
Web: https://imma.ie

Reporting to the Audiences & Media Manager, the Digital Marketing Fellow will be an integral part of the Audiences team at IMMA, helping to expand their digital footprint and increase engagement with their online community. 

Job Advert  

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

Web: https://universityofatypical.org
Email: administration@universityofatypical.org

Community Engagement Manager (Part Time) | Deadline: 20 May, 4pm
The role of Community Engagement Manager was created to address the developing needs of the organisation and the Arts and Disability and Disability Arts Sector. The role will have an input to all of their community and sectoral development initiatives. More Info

Creative Programmes Officer (Part Time) | Deadline: 5 June, 4pm
This is a crucial role that will coordinate and contribute to their artistic and cultural programmes for and by d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists and audiences. More Info   Various Roles, The Arts Council of Ireland

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 Higher Executive Officer (HEO) Grade for a Head of Equality Diversity & Inclusion and a Head of Local and Place Partnerships.

Head of Equality Diversity & Inclusion | Deadline: 21 May, 12 noon
Web: www.artscouncil.ie/about/Head-of-Equality-Diversity-_-Inclusion/

The Head of EDI will provide proactive leadership, expertise and direction for EDI activity across the Arts Council, ensuring progress is made towards their goals and that their EDI policy is implemented in a way that is transformative and leads significant change across the arts sector in Ireland.

Role Profile
Candidate Information booklet

Head of Local and Place Partnerships | Deadline: 27 May, 12 noon
Web: www.artscouncil.ie/about/Head-of-Local-and-Place-Partnerships/

In this role the Local and Place Partnerships Manager will work with the Combined Arts Director, all art form and arts practice teams and Strategic Development Department to ensure that the Arts Council’s commitment to Local Arts and placed based approaches to investment is appropriately incorporated into strategic decision making, policy-making and planning.

Role Profile
Candidate Information booklet  

Communications & Marketing Manager, Poetry Ireland

Deadline: 23 May, 6pm
Web: www.poetryireland.ie
Email: blennon@poetryireland.ie

Poetry Ireland are on the hunt for a dynamic Communications and Marketing Manager to join their team. 

Full Information and Application  

Executive Director, Dublin Youth Theatre

Deadline: 24 May, 5pm
Web: https://dublinyouththeatre.com
Email: chair@dublinyouththeatre.com

Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) is looking for an Executive Director to lead the organisation, managing finance and administration, and supporting their year-round programme of activities. 

Job Description  

Various Roles, The Playhouse, NI

Deadline: 3 June, 12 noon
Web: www.derryplayhouse.co.uk
Email: shauna@derryplayhouse.com

The Producer is key to ensuring that all The Playhouse’s creative work is produced to the highest standard. The role supports the artistic work of The Playhouse across productions, their programme and participation, having a vital role regarding The Playhouse Young Artist Programme and working closely with the Creative Director. Job Spec

Digital Communications Officer
The Digital Communications Officer will contribute to developing content across a broad portfolio of work, performances, workshops, engagement and development events, projects and digital channels, as well as supporting the delivery of The Playhouse PR, communications, and marketing strategy. Job Spec   Company and Operations Manager, Dance Limerick

Deadline: 4 June, 4pm
Web: https://dancelimerick.ie
Email: mary@dancelimerick.ie

Dance Limerick is seeking applications from an experienced, motivated and detail-oriented person to assume responsibility as Company and Operations Manager.

Job Description    


science_technology_society, Delfina Foundation, UK

Category: Residency
Deadline: 19 May, 23:59 (BST)
Web: www.delfinafoundation.com

Delfina Foundation is pleased to announce an international open call for its upcoming winter 2025 residency season (6 January – 30 March) under its recurring thematic programme science_technology_society.

On this occasion, Delfina Foundation welcomes applications from artists, curators, researchers, technologists, activists, writers, and thinkers who seek to explore how emergent technologies effect our understanding of mental wellbeing, and who are interested in probing the potential for intersecting art, science, and technology to reimagine mental health support, justice, and pride.

Guidance Notes  

Connect and Gather Award, Creative Places Athy

Category: Award
Deadline: 21 May, 12 noon
Web: https://kildarecocoarts.submit.com
Email: elangton@kildarecoco.ie

Creative Places Athy welcomes expressions of interest from local, national or international professional artists/creatives or arts organisations/collectives to respond to the notion of ‘Connect and Gather’, inspired by the ‘Third Space Theory’. 

The Connect and Gather Award (€30,000) will support proposals to open up a third space for discussion and collaboration by working with the community of Athy in a participatory, inclusive process that embraces the ‘everyday’. Eligible proposals must commence on or after 1st July 2024.  

Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

Festivals Investment Scheme | Deadline: 30 May, 5:30pm
The Festivals Investment scheme is open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals taking place between January and June 2025.

Authored Works | Deadline: 6 June, 5:30pm
The purpose of Authored Works is to provide film artists with the creative and editorial freedom to make a feature-length authored cultural film work from a strong artistic point of view. Films must be artist-led. 

Irish-language Theatre Production and Touring Award | Deadline: 6 June, 5:30pm
The Irish-language Theatre Production and Touring Award is an action research project, with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI), with the objective of supporting the development, production and presentation of large-scale theatre in the Irish language to general audiences in order to ensure more people will enjoy high-quality theatre experiences in the Irish language throughout the country.

Markievicz Award | Deadline: 6 June, 5:30pm
The Markievicz Award is a bursary scheme for artists. Up to 10 artists from all backgrounds, artform and arts practice areas will receive an award of €25,000. The award is designed to buy time and space for artists, working alone or in collaboration, to develop new work that reflects on the role of women in Ireland in the 20th century and beyond. The award is administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

Reel Art | Deadline: 6 June, 5:30pm
The purpose of Reel Art is to provide film artists with the opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme for cinema exhibition.

Bursary Awards* | Deadline: 20 June, 5:30pm
These awards support individual professional artists at any stage of their career in the development of their arts practice. *open 21 May Circus Dance Litríochta don Ghaeilge Literature – English Language Music Street Performance and Spectacle Theatre Traditional Arts Visual Arts Young People, Children, and Education The award guidelines can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council’s website.  

Individual Mobility Action 2, Culture Moves Europe, EU

Category: Award
Deadline: 31 May
Web: https://culture.ec.europa.eu

Culture Moves Europe’s second call for individual mobility targets artists and cultural professionals working in the following sectors: music, literature, architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, visual arts and performing arts.

The Individual Mobility Action supports artists and cultural professionals to carry out a project with a partner of their choice in another Creative Europe country. The grant contributes to travel and subsistence costs, and offers additional top-ups based on grantees’ individual situation.

The mobility project can take place any time in the 12 months after the signature of the grant agreement. However, they recommend submitting applications at least four months before the start of the mobility.  

Tipperary GAA Public Art Commission, Tipperary County Council

Category: Commission
Deadline: 10 June, 12 noon
Web: www.tipperarycoco.ie
Email: artsoffice@tipperarycoco.ie

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world. It was founded in 1884, in Hayes Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary to revive and nurture traditional Gaelic games and pastimes. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association was founded in the same hotel in 1974.

Tipperary County Council in partnership with Tipperary GAA and FBD Semple Stadium is commissioning a new permanent artwork in bronze to commemorate and celebrate Tipperary as the birthplace of the GAA. The artwork will be located adjacent to FBD Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Artist Brief  

Arts + Health Bursaries 2024, artsandhealth .ie

Category: Bursary
Deadline: 12 June, 12pm
Web: www.artsandhealth.ie

Documentation Bursary
The national arts and health website invites applications for a €4000 bursary to produce a short film, audio documentary or publication about an arts and health project. Applications are invited from artists working in healthcare settings, healthcare professionals, arts and health organisations/partnerships and others working in the field of arts and health.

Emerging Artist Bursary
Professional artists with an emerging arts and health practice are invited to apply for the artsandhealth .ie artist bursary 2024 to reflect on their practice. This bursary is open to individual early-career artists working in any artform within the field of arts and health practice in the Republic of Ireland.  

Creative Residences, An Táin Arts Centre

Category: Residency
Deadline: 14 June, 5pm
Web: www.antain.ie
Email: paul@antain.ie

An Táin Arts Centre currently have a number of creative residency opportunities and are creating a panel of creative practitioners from all artistic disciplines, who are interested in completing a residency at An Táin Arts Centre in 2025. Whether you are a filmmaker, a writer, musician, visual artist, dancer, actor or performer, these creative residencies offer space and time to develop your practice while being supported by a financial stipend. Applicants must be from or based in the North East of Ireland. Applications from individual artists and/or collectives working in any artistic discipline are welcome.  

Residency Award 2024, Fingal County Council, Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Age & Opportunity

Category: Residency
Deadline: 14 June, 5pm
Web: https://bealtaine.ie

Fingal Arts Office, in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Age & Opportunity, is pleased to announce two, one month-long, residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. These residences aim to celebrate and support older artists at all stages of their careers working in literature and visual arts. They welcome and encourage applications from writers and visual artists from diverse cultural or minority backgrounds.

Application Guidelines  

STARTS4waterII Residencies Programme, S+T+ARTS, EU

Category: Residency
Deadline: 26 June, 23:59 (CET)
Web: https://starts.eu
Email: charlotte@gluon.be

STARTS4waterII is excited to announce the Call for Artists for the second edition of the S+T+ARTS Residency Programme, which is dedicated to Water Sustainability and innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the arts. This time, the programme specifically focuses on the environmental challenges of ports, port cities, coastal areas, and waterways. 

Guide For Applicants    


Assemblages of Sanctuary: Art, Displacement & Mental Health, Counterpoints Arts, UK

Date: 22 May
Time: 1-2:30pm
Venue: Online
Web: https://counterpoints.org.uk
Admission: Free, booking required
To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/assemblages-of-sanctuary-art-displacement-mental-health

As part of this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Counterpoints Arts is pleased to invite Thahmina Begum, Dana Olărescu, Amanda Camenisch and Therese Westin, along with project participant Frieda N. Coleman, to speak about their socially engaged artistic practices and to reflect on their experiences running arts-based projects with refugees and asylum seekers. 

Register from the weblink above.  

Creativity & Change Deep Dive: Systems/Change Creatively Exploring Systems for global citizenship educators with Eimear Mc Nally

Date: 25-26 May
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Venue: MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, 46 Grand Parade, Cork
Web: https://events.mtu.ie
Admission: €60 (limited discounts and scholarships available for those facing barriers to learning)
Email: claire.coughlan@mtu.ie

In this two-day collaborative workshop Eimear will introduce creative methods to support learning about complex systems. She will facilitate conversation and learning around systems thinking as a way of seeing the world and making change. Together participants will adapt and refine methods and tools that you can take away and begin using with the groups you work with. 

The price is heavily subsidised by Irish Aid. They have some further discounted tickets for unwaged learners or for people who may be facing barriers to accessing education. Priority for the scholarships will be given to learners from minority groups, for example, migrants, travellers, refugees/asylum seekers. Apply via email to claire.coughlan@mtu.ie.   

The Night Belongs to Youth workshop, Creative Places Enniscorthy

Date: 8 and 15 June
Time: 1:30-5:30pm
Venue: Temple Shannon Community Centre, Enniscorthy
Admission: Free, booking required
Web: https://creativeplacesenniscorthy.ie
Email: cpenniscorthy@wexfordartscentre.ie

Two free prop making workshops for youth – Opportunity to learn from and work with peers/ professional artists, theatre designers and makers. 

Email cpenniscorthy@wexfordartscentre.ie to book your spot.     


NCFA Arts Sector Survey 2024, National Campaign for the Arts

Deadline: 24 May, 5pm
Web: https://ucc.qualtrics.com
Email: info@ncfa.ie

The National Campaign for the Arts needs to hear from you! They are launching a sector wide survey to gather vital feedback about issues that are effecting artists, arts organisations and arts workers. Your answers will help to strengthen their campaign in conversations with government, opposition parties and funding bodies, and will lay the foundations for their pre budget submission.   

Artists’ Workspace Needs Survey 2024, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office

Deadline: 28 May
Web: https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com

dlr Arts Office is eager to learn more about local artists’ need for workspace. This needs survey will inform potential future workspace developments led by the Council and help them advocate for national support for artist workspaces using current data and insights from local artists. Through your replies they hope to better understand local provision, both public and private, available to each art form and the greatest need for new workspace.

They strongly encourage all professional artists practicing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to contribute to this survey and they greatly appreciate your time.  

Certificate in Creativity & Change, MTU Crawford College of Art & Design

Deadline: 31 May
Web: https://crawford.mtu.ie
Email: helen.OKeeffe@mtu.ie

Creativity & Change (level 9, 20 credits) is about creativity and its power to ignite empathy, passion and learning about our interconnected and interdependent world. It is about imagining more humane, just and viable ways to live in the world and to connect with how we think, live, and act in the world. This course explores how we can live as connected global citizens becoming part of the changes we want to see.

Amplifying Voices scholarship
Amplifying Voices is a new scholarship programme to offer 100% subsidised places on the Course.  

Creativity & Change wants to provide opportunities to those who may have experienced barriers to accessing post-graduate education, such as those in Direct Provision, or Travellers. They can offer a number of free places to those who may not have otherwise been in a position to apply.  Scholarship applicants should apply as normal (link below) and add an additional document titled “Amplifying Voices”, outlining what you feel you could contribute to the programme and why it is important for you to receive the scholarship.  For more scholarship info, email helen.okeeffe@mtu.ie .  

NCAD Postgrad Futures Scholarships 2024 for MA Art & Social Action

Deadline: 31 May
Web: www.ncad.ie
Email: postgraduate@ncad.ie

An NCAD Postgrad Futures Scholarship is available in 2024 for one student on the full-time MA Art and Social Action programme. A half EU tuition fee scholarship will be awarded on merit to one student on MA/MFA Art and Social Action to the value of €4050. 

Email NCAD at postgraduate@ncad.ie to find out about ESF funding for part-time students on MA Art and Social Action.  

Certificate in Eco Arts Practice, MTU Crawford College of Art & Design

Web: https://crawford.mtu.ie
Email: jessica.carson@mtu.ie / ccad.enquiries@mtu.ie

The Eco Arts Practice course is a Level 9 certificate 10 credit programme. Through experiential learning, this course provides an opportunity to explore Eco Arts Practice theory and application within a group setting.  The aim of the course is to provide participants with approaches to Eco Art Practice that could be applied in a range of different contexts, making it attractive to teachers, therapists, youth and community workers or artists looking to broaden the scope of their practice. 

Places on this programme are offered to suitable applicants on a rolling basis and will close once they reach maximum participant number.      

Kind regards,

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


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