Artist in the Community Scheme Research and Development Award

Closing date 17:00, Monday 29 July 2019
Maximum awarded €10,000
Artform and practice(s) Arts participation
Applicant type All
External agency Create
Telephone 01 473 66 00
Position Project Support and Professional Development

Operated by Create

This scheme is funded by the Arts Council and managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. Please note that this award may by subject to different conditions and criteria than the awards directly administered by the Arts Council. Requests for information or application forms should be directed to Create.


Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.

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 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.

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.

2019 Deadlines: (Round 1) Monday 25 March; (Round 2) Monday 29 July.

Further information

Visit Artist in the Community Scheme section at for further details;

For information on the scheme and how to apply contact or phone 01 473 66 00