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Call for artist submissions: Creative Enquiry: Artist Residency and Older People Engagement Project

Date posted: 9 March 2019

Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People is an investigative collaborative venture that creatively explores fresh approaches to arts engagement with older people and advances best practice models. The focus of the Creative Enquiry is three artist-residency and older-people-engagement projects, hosted by three distinct arts organisations: the city-based multi-disciplinary Cork Midsummer Festival; MusicAlive, a county-wide arts and mental health organisation; and Sirius Arts Centre, an arts venue located in the heritage town of Cobh.

The Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People programme draws on the creative inputs and specialist know-how of the different partners that make up the consortium. Creative Enquiry is an initiative of two Cork based local authorities, Cork City Council and Cork County Council arts offices in strategic partnership with Age and Opportunity, the national organisation supporting people to reach their full potential as they age, and the HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare – Cork South Community Work Department, facilitating community health and wellbeing initiatives, and the three independent partner arts organisations.

Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People is financially supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon Invitation to Collaboration scheme; Cork City Council; Cork County Council; and the HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare – Cork South Community Work Department, with in-kind support from Age and Opportunity and each host arts organisation.

Residency Duration: Nine months from May 2019 – January 2020. This is a part-time residency and will require flexible working hours.

Deadline for submissions: 25 March 2019.

For more details and how to apply: http://www.artsandhealth.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Creative-Enquiry-Callout-.pdf

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