Damien McGlynn, Director


(01) 473 6600


Web address


2 Curved Street,
Temple Bar,
Dublin 2


Cross-artform, Multidisciplinary

Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts. Our work initiates cross-sectoral national and international partnerships which support artists and communities to co-create work of depth, ambition and excellence.

Mission / Aims

Our mission is to lead the development of collaborative arts practice by enabling artists and communities to create exceptional art together. Create believes that by working together, artists and communities can purposefully explore how collaborative arts engage in distinct, relevant and powerful ways with the urgent social, cultural and political issues of our times.

Areas of activities

As a resource organisation we offer supports for artists working in social and community contexts. These include professional development, mentoring, project development support, commissioning and project opportunities as well as research and training.

Create is leading the pilot Creative Places Programme in Tuam for the Arts Council and we manage the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is open to arts and health practitioners. Create provides advisory support to interested applicants, as part of our management of the scheme.

We programme continuing professional development workshops, public talks and related events to assist the professional skills development of practitioners and the dissemination, advocacy and critique of arts and health as a specific field of collaborative arts practice.


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