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The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2018: Collaborative Arts in Health Contexts aims to support individual professional artists in any artform working collaboratively in the field of Arts and Health. The Bursary Award is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.

The purpose of the Award is to support and nurture professional arts practice and it is specifically aimed at an artist who has a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest. The Bursary Award of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to reflect on practice. More particularly, the Bursary allows the artist to consider key questions associated with arts and health practice using collaborative methodologies.

It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the Bursary with the wider arts and health community and collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust in providing information sessions and on the selection process.

Application form and guidelines:

The deadline for applications is 19 November at 5pm. 

For further information contact


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