Image shown: Four lads a laughing. From Memory Map (2018-19)

Image shown: Four lads a laughing. From Memory Map (2018-19)

The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award 2021: Collaborative Arts and Community Development aims to support an individual professional artist working in collaborative socially engaged arts practice. The bursary is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and is offered in partnership with the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN). 

The purpose of the award is to support and nurture professional arts practice; it is aimed at an artist with a track record of working collaboratively with communities of place or interest in the context of community development.

The bursary of €10,000 provides the selected artist with time and resources to carry out research and to engage with and reflect on their practice. More particularly, it allows the artist to consider key questions associated with their practice using collaborative methodologies.

It is expected that the successful applicant will share the learning arising from the bursary with the wider collaborative arts sector. Create will work in partnership with ILDN to provide an information session on the selection process.

Guidelines and application procedure:

The closing date for applications is Monday 18 October at 5pm.

For further information contact Create on 01-473 6600 or email


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