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Artist in the Community Scheme 2009

Final Deadline for the year: Thursday 25th June 2009

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The 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. 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. It is essential that consultation take place between the artist and the community group, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage. The Project Realisation may result in a variety of outcomes.

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 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 duration 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.

Deadlines Thursday 25 June 2009 5pm
For further information, to obtain application forms or to book an advisory session about the Scheme, contact Katherine Atkinson, Project Support & Professional Development, 01-4736600 or email support@create-ireland.ie.
Also visit http://www.create-ireland.ie/professional-development/artist-in-the-community-scheme.html to download forms from web.


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