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New Artist in the Community Scheme: Funding Opportunity for Recent Arts Graduates

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 8 July 2019

New Artist in the Community Scheme: Funding Opportunity for Recent Arts Graduates

 

New Funding Opportunity for Recent Arts Graduates through the Artist in the Community Scheme

Create, the national development agency for the collaborative arts, are pleased to announce a NEW Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme award for Recent Graduates, introduced in 2019. The AIC Scheme is funded the Arts Council, and managed by Create.

Recent Graduate Research and Development Award (with Mentoring)

Recent Graduate artists are defined as those of any age, who have graduated from an undergraduate degree programme in the arts in the past three years and are interested in developing or exploring, or are establishing a professional career in collaborative arts practice. This award specifically targets emerging artists / practitioners who have completed their undergraduate degree and who are not in postgraduate studies at the time of the award. The maximum award is €2,500 of which a maximum of €750 is specifically to cover the cost of engaging a mentor. The time frame should be no longer than 5 months.

The AIC scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. Projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, for example healthcare contexts, prisons, community development organisations. Visit our Case Studies to see examples of previous projects, or look at previous recipient info.

Collaborative practice is about meaningful creative engagement between artists, communities of interest or of place, and diverse audiences. Collaborative practice fosters a sense of equal-ownership. The aim of the AIC scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists.

The next closing date for applications to the AIC Scheme (including this new Recent Graduate Research and Development Award) is the 29th July 2019. Please see our awards page for further details, application forms and guidelines.