Artist in the Community Scheme
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.
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 projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts, e.g. arts and health; arts and disability; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity.
The aim of the AIC 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, so that both parties are involved in deciding on the nature of the project’s realisation. Group ownership of the art should be maintained at every stage.
See link below for further details.