Create: Mentoring Award
Create invites expressions of interest from collaborative socially engaged artists, or artists interested in/transitioning into collaborative socially engaged arts, who wish to avail of a focused period of mentorship to develop and consolidate their practice.
The Pilot Artist Mentor Panel is funded through the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create on a devolved basis for the Arts Council. The AIC Scheme is a primary vehicle for collaborative socially engaged arts practice in Ireland.
About the AIC Artist Mentor Panel
The Artist Mentor Panel sits within a suite of offerings under the Artist in the Community Scheme (AIC). It aims to offer capacity building and arts practice development for collaborative socially engaged artists. Artist mentors will be available to emerging practitioners, ethnic minority artists, artists with first-hand experience of displacement and/or who are shaped by histories of intergenerational migration, as well as to other artists, including those seeking to engage with the AIC scheme. In this pilot, there will be five artist mentors and five artist mentees.
The Artist Mentor Panel is made up of experienced collaborative socially engaged practitioners who specialise in a range of artforms, and who have worked with diverse communities from across Ireland. Each brings in-depth knowledge of the field, and a deep awareness of key considerations when working with communities, including in sensitive settings and where projects are addressing significant social issues.
This opportunity is for collaborative socially engaged artists at any career stage who are seeking support from a critical friend/guide as they develop their projects. This opportunity is also for artists interested in or transitioning into collaborative, socially engaged artistic practice. For the five selected artists, the award offers a three-month period of capacity building and arts practice development through dialogue with an experienced collaborative socially engaged artist mentor. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Monday the 17th January 2022.