5. Deadline: Artist in the Community Scheme, 26 February 2009
Twice yearly, the
Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities to
work together on projects. The scheme covers all artforms. The
Artist in the Community Scheme is managed by Create, the national
development agency for collaborative arts.
The aim of the scheme
is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of
place and/or interest and artists, culminating in an artwork or a
project in which the members of the community group and the artists
work together in order to realise an artistic project or an event.
It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and
the community group, so that both are involved in deciding on the
nature of the project. Group ownership of the art should be
maintained at every stage.
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.
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
- 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.
- For a copy of
forms in Irish, telephone 01-4736600.
- There were two
deadlines for this scheme in 2009: 5pm Thursday 26 February
2009 and 5pm Thursday 25 June 2009.