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The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 was signed into law on 29 April 2016. The Act provides for the mandatory vetting of persons to undertake certain work, activities or services, a necessary and regular part of which consists mainly of having access to or contact with children or vulnerable persons. Essentially, a person cannot work with children or vulnerable persons unless they have been vetted by the National Vetting Bureau. 

Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, is registered with the National Vetting Bureau as a relevant organisation that can represent its affiliates for the purpose of vetting within the scope of the Act. Since 2007, we have provided access to vetting for hundreds of arts employers including venues, programmers, arts offices, commissioners, producers, festivals, community associations, and arts education providers - across all the artform areas and throughout the entire country. The service is also available to individual artists and freelance practitioners.

The vetting service operates under a Service Level Agreement with our affiliates that allows Create to process applications in accordance with data protection and vetting law and commits both parties to best management practice and a human rights approach. We encourage employers to put appropriate recruitment policies and procedures in place and to ensure that vetting is completed in good time before a person takes up employment. Under the Children First Act 2015, a provider of relevant services to children is required to assess the risks to service users and develop a Child Safeguarding Statement.

With the commencement of the Vetting Bureau Act, Create has moved to an online eVetting system, which ensure the speedy processing of applications. A key feature of eVetting is that the individual can track the progress of their application on-line and can see when it has been returned to the relevant organisation.

To access vetting through Create, you must be signed up and registered as a vetting affiliate. To join, click here.

Please note: due to demand, there may be a delay in processing applications to sign up for this service. Enquiries from exitsting affiliates should be made by email.

Information on the Vetting Act is available online at https://vetting.garda.ie including a detailed FAQ and guidelines for employers and applicants. There is additional information on vetting and protection issues that you can read and download here: Information sources and resource materials.

 

 

Create provides a number of services to assist the professional development of collaborative arts practice in social and community contexts.

We offer one-to-one advisory sessions and provide an information service to Create associates.

The content of sessions is tailored to the needs of the individual practitioner or organisation. This can be an opportunity for you to discuss planning your work, gathering key information on sources of support, funding, potential partners and/or organisational development.

If you wish to book an advisory session or would like information on becoming an associate please contact: info (at) create-ireland.ie

Artist in the Community Scheme

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is open to artists from a wide range of arts disciplines. Bursary awards are also available. Find out more about the Artist in the Community Scheme.

CPD Workshops

As part of our organisational remit to support continuing professional development, Create schedules CPD workshops annually [Read more].

Workshops are offered to associates at a reduced fee. For information on becoming an associate please contact: info (at) create-ireland.ie

 

Create provides advice and support to individual artists and to arts organisations in a variety of ways. Create has also provided space, office facilities and/or incubation services to a number of companies.

Arts & Disability Ireland

The arts organisation Arts & Disability Ireland was established as a voluntary committee under the name Very Special Arts (VSA) in 1985. VSA Ireland operated within the artistic programme of City Arts Centre (Dublin) until 1998, when the organisation was officially incorporated. In 2001, VSA Ireland changed its legal name to Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI).

ADI experienced major changes in the organisation during 2002 and 2003. The closure of the City Arts Centre as the administrative base for ADI and the organisation name change, in 2003, instigated significant change in the operations of the organisation.

In the latter half of 2003, having lost its staff, ADI engaged Create to manage their administrative and planning needs. Create provided both an administrative base and support services to ADI until 2010, including managing the recruitment of the current ADI director Pádraig Naughton.

Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI) is a national arts development organisation striving to promote the engagement of people with disabilities in the arts at the highest level, as audience members, artists, performers, participants, advisors and employees.

Arambe

In February 2004, Arambe Productions was officially launched. It was the first African Theatre Company in Ireland and was founded by Bisi Adigun. Create supported the development of Arambe through office facilities and related administrative services.

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