Create is delighted to announce the successful applicants to First Round of the Artist In the Community Scheme. Eleven applicants were successful under the Research and Development Phase, two with mentors, and three applicants were successful in Project Realisation.

Applications cover diverse artforms, and include music, visual arts, theatre and film. Research and projects will take place around the country, in Dublin, Cork, (including Cork Ghaeltacht); Roscommon; Galway, Monaghan. The community contexts include art & cultural diversity; art & disability; arts and older people and different communities of interest.

Artist in the Community Scheme First Round 2014 

Research and Development Award

Artist; Community/Context; Artform; Location

Sergiu Mircea Prunteanu; Roma community / arts & cultural diversity; music; Dublin

Martina O’Brien; Dodders Anglers Club / community of interest; visual arts; Dublin

Sarah Ruttle; Cork University Hospital / arts & cultural diversity; visual arts; Cork

Seamus Nolan; Upstate Theatre / community of interest; visual art; Louth

Tomasz Madajczak; Spirit of Sign / arts & disability; visual art; Cork

Marie Brett & John McHarg; Camden Fort Meagher / community of interest; visual art; Cork

Caroline Campbell; LBGT community / community of interest; film; Dublin

Sean Millar; SHINE /arts & disability; music; Dublin

Dónal Ó Céilleachair; Ionad Cultúrtha/ community of interest; film; Muskerry Gaeltacht, Cork

Artist; Community/Context; Artform; Location (Mentor)

Monica Flynn; Open Circle Community arts group / community of interest; visual arts; Kilkenny ( Ailbhe Murphy) .

Padraig Cunningham; Roscommon Solstice Choir / community of interest; film; Roscommon (Aideen Barry)


Project Realisation

Community; Artist; Project title; Context; Artform; Location

St Brendans Care Centre; Sarah Fuller; arts and older people; visual art; Galway

Knocktallon Ramblers; Marilyn Lennon; Waymakers Mapping Beyond Borders; community of interest; visual arts; Monaghan

Rialto Youth Project; Fiona Whelan; ‘How To be A Woman’ / community of interest visual art; Dublin


Feidlim Cannon, theatremaker, Brokentalkers; Liz Burns, Fire Station Artist’s Studios & visual arts curator; Maeve Dineen, Cork City Arts Office.

Observers: Eimear Harte, Arts Participation Officer, Arts Council; Hazel Dixon, Create.

Sign-up to Create's eBulletin


CreateIreland Uncommon Ground is a one day symposium exploring creative, cultural and artistic approaches to the challenges and issues of contemporary society and cultural democracy - and you can watch LIVE! @uncommon2018 #uncommon2018
1 day ago.
CreateIreland There's still four days left to apply for the @artscouncil_ie Artist in the Community Scheme - #AICScheme , closing on the 26th March - more info here
1 day ago.
CreateIreland Great opportunities for Arts Participation manager; Artists' support manager (Aosdána); Head of People and Skills, at @artscouncil_ie - Deadline the 9th April...
1 day ago.