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Pleasc, Fibín. A previous AIC Scheme Project Realisation award recipient. Photo credit: Seán T Ó Meallaigh.

Create has announced a new Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme award for Recent Graduates, introduced in 2019. The AIC Scheme offers grants to enable artists and communities of place and/or interest to work together on projects.

Recent Graduate artists are defined as those of any age, who have graduated from an undergraduate degree programme in the arts in the past three years and are interested in developing or exploring, or are establishing a professional career in collaborative arts practice. This award specifically targets emerging artists/ practitioners who have completed their undergraduate degree and who are not in postgraduate studies at the time of the award. The maximum award is €2,500 of which a maximum of €750 is specifically to cover the cost of engaging a mentor. The time frame should be no longer than five months.

The next closing date for applications to the AIC Scheme (including this new Recent Graduate Research and Development Award) is 29 July 2019.

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