CREATE: Arts Sector Updates – June 2024

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Our Place. Dr Sinead McCann and Alan James Burn with service users of St John of Gods Liffey Services/ Previous AIC Scheme recipients. Image Courtesy Liam Mullen/ Riverbank Arts Centre.    

News from Create:  

AIC Scheme 2024 Round One: Successful Recipients

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aic-scheme-2024-round-one-successful-recipients/

We are delighted to announce the 2024 Round One recipients of the Arts Council’s AIC Scheme, managed by Create. The Artist in the Community Scheme offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects.

Congratulations to all the successful recipients. Read more about each recipient, and their planned course of work here.   

AIC Scheme Bursary Awards 2024

Deadline: 29 July, 5pm
Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-bursary/2024-aic-scheme-bursary-awards/

The objective of the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary Award is to support individual professional artists in any artform to develop their collaborative socially engaged arts practice. There will be two awards of €15,000 awarded in 2024, offering the artists time to reflect on, and develop, their practice. One of the two bursary awards will be ringfenced for an early career/emerging artist with a track record in collaborative arts practice.

More details, including guidelines and online application form, are available at the above weblink.  

AIC Case Study: Tales My Granny Told Me

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/projectsubpage/aic-case-studies/arts-and-cultural-diversity/tales-my-granny-told-me/

TALES MY GRANNY TOLD ME was a project initiated by artist Keith Payne and New Horizon Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support. It collected stories from around the world brought to Ireland by International Protection Applicants. Stories, and song, were collected on-site at the Lissywollen Direct Provision Centre, Athlone and were recorded and broadcast over the summer of 2022 on Athlone Community Radio. A selection was collected and published in Tales my Granny Told me, launched by then Chair of the Arts Council Prof. Kevin Rafter at The Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone.  Tales my Granny Told me is a local project with a national impact. The unique book and accompanying podcast will be added to the National Folklore Collection, housed in UCD. 

Full study is available here.  

Website News Roundup

Web: www.create-ireland.ie/aboutus/news-roundup

Check out the “news roundup” that we have recently added to our website. This is a quick pit-stop for anyone working in the arts to find out news and opportunities from our sectoral partners. We continue to only promote opportunities in which the artist is paid, in line with our Artists’ Pay Policy.  


Social Media and Marketing Assistant, The Complex

Deadline: 20 June
Web: www.thecomplex.ie
Email: info@thecomplex.ie

The Complex is the only multi-disciplinary arts centre in Dublin’s north inner city. They are seeking a creative and motivated Social Media and Marketing Assistant to join the team and help amplify their online presence and community engagement.  

Art and Culture Programme Manager, Sport Ireland

Deadline: 21 June
Web: www.jobs.ie

Sport Ireland are currently recruiting for the new position of Art and Culture Programme Manager. A key element of the role will be the development and management of public art commissioning activity alongside the ongoing capital infrastructure development on the Sport Ireland campus in Blanchardstown.  

Box Office & Visitor Services Administrator, The Ark

Deadline: 24 June, 12pm
Web: https://ark.ie
Email: al@ark.ie

The Ark is a dedicated cultural centre for children. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced box office and administrative lead to join and really make an impact in an established and ambitious arts organisation. 

Job Description  

Access and Inclusion Manager, The University Of Atypical For Arts And Disability, NI

Deadline: 24 June, 4pm
Web: www.communityni.org
Email: adminsitration@universityofatypical.org

University of Atypical is a disabled-led arts charity, taking an empowerment based approach towards supporting disabled and D/deaf people’s involvement in the arts. 

The Access and Inclusion Manager role is a new post created to enable the delivery of strategic and regional programmes of work on improving accessibility for the organisation, their partners, and the wider arts sector in Northern Ireland.  

Place Co-ordinator, Creative Live, UK

Deadline: 24 June, 5pm
Web: www.creative-lives.org

Creative Lives is seeking a part-time Place Co-ordinator to support the delivery of their place-based development programme across the UK. The successful candidate will provide project coordination, research, and administrative support to ensure the smooth delivery of research and development projects aimed at supporting and building local creative communities.

Job Pack  

Engagement and Projects Curator, The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art

Deadline: 24 June, 6pm
Web: https://thedouglashyde.ie
Email: rachel.mcintyre@tcd.ie

The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art is seeking a new Engagement & Projects Curator to conceive of and deliver an expansive programme of activities to deepen and diversify audience engagement, build new audiences for contemporary art, and develop young people’s creativity through dedicated programmes.

Job Description  

Gallery & Outreach Manager (Temporary Cover), Cork Printmakers

Deadline: 24 June
Web: www.corkprintmakers.ie
Email: director@corkprintmakers.ie

Cork Printmakers invites applications for the temporary six-month role of Gallery & Outreach Manager. This exciting position involves working with a talented team of staff and studio members.   

Arts Portfolio Manager, Business to Arts

Deadline: 25 June, 5pm
Web: www.businesstoarts.ie

Business to Arts is looking for a new Arts Portfolio Manager, who knows how to design and deliver training and professional development programmes, understands the mechanisms of corporate and philanthropic fundraising and strategic development, and is comfortable at the intersection of business and arts.

Job Spec  

Artistic Director, County Limerick Youth Theatre

Deadline: 26 June, 4pm
Web: www.countylimerickyouththeatre.ie
Email: treasurer.clyt@gmail.com

County Limerick Youth Theatre are looking for an enthusiastic artistic director to lead the membership in their activities, who is organised, creative and excited by the possibility of making work with young people.  

Director, Performing Arts Forum

Deadline: 3 July, 12 noon
Web: https://performingartsforum.ie

Having developed a new strategy for the period 2024 to 2028 and rebranded to reflect the diversity of its membership, the Board of the Performing Arts Forum is now seeking to appoint a Director to lead the organisation and realise the aims of this strategy.   

Learning Curator (Maternity Cover), VISUAL Carlow

Deadline: 4 July, 5pm
Web: https://visualcarlow.ie
Email: admin@visualcarlow.ie

VISUAL Carlow seeks a creative and motivated candidate to cover the position of Curator of Learning on an 8 month contract. This person will join a vibrant team of creative professionals and be responsible for the delivery of a dynamic learning programme.    


Funding from The Arts Council of Ireland

Category: Awards
Web: www.artscouncil.ie

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.  Circus Dance Litríochta don Ghaeilge Literature – English Language Music Street Performance and Spectacle Theatre Traditional Arts Visual Arts Young People, Children, and Education Project Awards* | Deadline: 25 July, 5:30pm
These awards support projects in different art forms. *open 25 June Architecture Arts Participation (participatory, collaborative, community and socially engaged arts practices) Circus Dance Film Literature 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.  

Parallax Emerging Film Artist Award, Cork International Film Festival, National Sculpture Factory and Sample-Studios

Category: Award
Deadline: 21 June
Web: https://corkfilmfest.org
Email: parallaxawards@corkfilmfest.org

Cork International Film Festival, National Sculpture Factory and Sample-Studios are delighted to announce an open call for applications for the Parallax Emerging Film Artist Award.

Established in 2022, this unique Award seeks out, supports and platforms graduate film artists from Irish fine art tertiary education institutions and is a collaboration between three significant arts-based organisations in Cork.


Art Like Salt, Taepyung Salt Farm X ROWILAB, South Korea

Category: Residency
Deadline: 23 June, 24:00 (Korea local time)
Web: https://artlikesalt.com
Email: artlikesalt@outlook.com

Taepyung Salt Farm X ROWILAB seeks artists to submit entries for the juried exhibition, ‘Art Like Salt.’ The winners will be chosen to participate in a residency program in Shinan, designated a ‘Slow City’, in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, with the opportunity to create work in any of the following formats; photography, video, installation, sculpture, or sound with the theme of ‘Human, All Too Human’.  

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  

Artist Studio Residency Award 2024, Fingal County Council and Draíocht

Category: Residency
Deadline: 28 June, 5pm
Web: http://fingalarts.ie
Email: emer@draiocht.ie

Fingal County Council and Draíocht, Blanchardstown are seeking applications from Visual Artists, from or based in Dublin 15/Fingal. 

This Residency consists of the use of Draíocht’s Visual Artist’s Studio for the period above rent free. A fee of €4,000 for the 4-month period together with €1,000 material costs are in addition. Applications from artists who are from under-represented communities are particularly welcome.  

Spark, Leitrim County Council and Local Enterprise Office

Category: Open Call
Deadline: 30 June
Web: www.leitrimcoco.ie
Email: arts@leitrimcoco.ie

Spark was developed by Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office for companies that are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisation, and artists that are interested in exploring how their thinking, knowledge and practice can have relevance and impact in different environments. 

As part of Small Sparks three Leitrim businesses are provided the opportunity to each work with an artist to explore common interests and how creative activity can benefit both the company and the artist. Participating Companies are The Shed Distillery, Leitrim Hill Creamery and Crusader Cabins.  

The Friendship Residency, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Enable Ireland and St. John of God Dublin South East Services

Category: Residency
Deadline: 11 July, 12pm
Web: https://dlrcoco.submit.com/show/273
Email: mdavey@dlrcoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to partner with Enable Ireland and St. John of God Dublin South East Services on this studio residency for professional artists.  

This Residency aims to be a positive and joyful one for all involved, a celebration of mutual trust and support, of friendship. In addition to the Studio the artist/s will receive a monthly fee to support their practice, a materials budget, and a training stipend.   Rhizome Residency, Kilkenny County Council

Category: Residency
Deadline: 16 July, 4pm
Web: https://kilkennyartsoffice.ie
Email: Deirdre.Southey@kilkennycoco.ie

Kilkenny County Council Arts Office invites applications from artists across all art forms who have a clear passion for nature and the environment. Who are curious about how the impact of biodiversity loss and the climate crisis is likely to impact the arts and culture in Ireland.

They are looking to emulate nature in prioritising a rich and diverse ecology and as a result will prioritise applications that can demonstrate a unique perspective through lived experience.     


Points of Encounter by Silvina Sisterna and The Nepantla Collective

Exhibition until 18 June
Date & Time: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
Venue: The Lightroom, Photo Museum Ireland, Dublin, D02 X406
Web: https://photomuseumireland.ie
Admission: Free

Points of Encounter is an exhibition of the cumulation of work from The Nepantla Collective, a socially engaged initiative exploring the collective and individual experiences of Latin American migrant women in Ireland through photography. 

This new installation presents the Collective’s photographic experiences. Led by artist Silvina Sisterna, the project experiments with various photography techniques, including digital photography, moving images, and text. Through this creative process, participants critically examine issues of personal and cultural identity, representation, intersectional feminism, and subjective displacement here in Ireland.  

Creative Careers Summit, Minding Creative Minds

Date: 18 June
Time: 8:15am – 5pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8, D08 VRR7
Web: https://mindingcreativeminds.ie
Admission: €10
To book: www.eventbrite.ie/e/creative-careers-summit-presented-by-minding-creative-minds

The summit was born in 2023 resulting from creative sector engagements including invited feedback through the organisation’s career hub and brings together an insightful and inspiring selection of working creatives and creative leaders from across the Irish sector including partners, funding experts, artists, writers, musicians and more. 

This one day summit will be anchored by five expansive, powerful and inspirational panel discussions, alongside five spotlight stories of success from the community, a talk around AI, and their new Creative Arts Therapy service.  

DIG WHERE WE STAND by Aoife Barrett and Kate O’ Shea

Exhibition until 26 July
Date & Time: Monday – Friday, 10am – 1pm or by appointment
Venue: Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery, Cork, T12 E26D
Web: www.corkprintmakers.ie
Admission: Free

DIG WHERE WE STAND is a two-person exhibition at Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery that examines the socially engaged art practices of Aoife Barrett and Kate O’Shea.

DIG WHERE WE STAND transforms the studio gallery into an experimental space for discussion and activity around sustainable creative practices and the role of friendship, networks, safe spaces and studio practice within this framework. It maps the ecosystems that feed collaborative practice and that nourishes the artists’ work, while also addressing contradictions within socially engaged arts practice.

The exhibition includes printed objects from previous projects including: The People’s Kitchen, The People’s Garden, The Crop, The Shop and The Table, How Much Is Enough?, The Long Lawn, Nom Nom Cafe, Tipperary Food Producers Travelling Residency and Found Links.    


Night Time Economy Accessibility Survey, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media 

Deadline: 24 June
Web: www.gov.ie/en/consultation/ae886-survey-on-the-night-time-economy/

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media invites responses to a new survey to help them understand how people with disabilities experience night life in Ireland. The survey examines the current challenges for people and Artists with disabilities and those with an intellectual disabilities, so that they can work towards a more inclusive nightlife in Ireland. 

If you are a person with a disability, an artist with a disability working in the Night Time Economy or an organisation working with persons with a disability, they encourage you to participate in this research by completing the online survey.   

Dublin City Centre Workspaces: Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: 5 July, 5pm
Web: https://visualartists.ie/advert/dublin-city-centre-workspaces-call-for-expressions-of-interest/
Email: director@visualartists.ie

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) has been requested to assist in determining interest in a potential space based within Dublin 1. They invite expressions of interest from individual artists or groups of up to four individual artists. This opportunity is specifically for mid-career and late-career artists working in the following disciplines: Photography Painting Installation Art Sound Art Or other related disciplines Read more from the weblink above.   

The Impact Assessment (1 Year) of the Basic Income Pilot Scheme is now available

Web: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/fb393-arts-sector-gathers-to-discuss-status-of-the-artist-in-ireland-results-from-first-year-of-the-basic-income-for-the-arts-pilot/

The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media recently published a report showing the many positive impacts of the Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme. The scheme aligns with their own strategic priorities, and it is heartening to see clear evidence that supports its continuation beyond the pilot phase. 

The Impact Assessment (1 Year) of the Basic Income Pilot Scheme is available here.     


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