Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work collaboratively on arts projects. The scheme covers all art forms –architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts.
The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity.
There are two phases to the Scheme:
Phase One, Research & Development, is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. Maximum time frame is 3 months. The maximum amount awarded in Phase One is €1,000.
Phase One, Research & Development/Mentoring is open to artists who wish to develop a community based project and who have identified an artist mentor they want to work with during the research and development phase. The maximum award is €1500, which includes €500 fee payable to the mentor.
Phase Two, Project Realisation, is open to communities of interest or place (or their representative organisations), planning a project of between 6 weeks and 5 months with a maximum award of €5000, and those who are planning a project of between 6 months and 9 months with a maximum award of €10,000.
The deadlines in 2011 are Monday 14 March 5pm and Monday 27 June 5pm.
For further information, application forms or to book an advisory session, contact Katherine Atkinson, Project Support & Professional Development, 01-4736600 or email email@example.com. Also visit
W: www.create-ireland.ie the Professional Development page Artist in the Community