Artist in the Community Scheme- Create-Ireland

Twice yearly the Arts Council offers awards to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects. The Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC) is managed by Create.

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.

Research and Development Award: The AIC Scheme Research & Development award is open to artists who wish to research and develop a project in a community context. The maximum time frame is 4 months. The maximum amount awarded is €1,000.

Research and Development Award (with Mentoring): The Research & Development Award with 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 a during the research and development strand. The maximum award is €1500, which includes €500 fee payable to the mentor. Maximum time frame is 4 months.

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.

For full details see create-ireland.ie .