Your use of Create's website is subject to our terms and conditions of use. 

AIC Information Session. Photo: Áine Crowley.
AIC Information Session. Photo: Áine Crowley.

Artist in the Community Scheme Information Session

Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers Artist in the Community Scheme grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on projects. The scheme is managed by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.
The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art and spectacle, dance, film, literature (Irish and English language), music, opera, theatre, visual arts and traditional arts. The projects can take place in a diverse range of social and community contexts eg arts and health; arts in prisons; arts and older people; arts and cultural diversity. The aim of the scheme is to encourage meaningful collaboration between communities of place and/or interest and artists.

Create is pleased to announce we will host an information session on applying to the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme in Wicklow.

Áine Crowley, AIC Coordinator with previous AIC award recipient Maud Hendricks

Where: Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinaheny Co Wicklow
When: Friday 21st September
Time: 11:30am – 1.30pm
Booking: Contact Create This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 01- 473 6600

The AIC information session is about answering any questions you might have about making an application to the Scheme. It’s also about sharing experience of developing and delivering a collaborative project, through the Scheme. If you are an artist or a community organisation interested in the Artist in the Community Scheme but don’t know where to start, come talk to us. If you are an artist interested in developing a collaborative project with a community organisation or in a community situation this event is for you. If you are an artist who has applied before and would like to access further detail on the application process, please join us.

Hannah Mullan, new Artistic Director at The Courthouse hopes that artists and community group leaders will be stay behind for a bowl of soup to continue the conversation.

For booking, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Hannah Mullan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Maud Hendricks

Artistic Director, Outlandish Theatre Platform
Performer, Writer, Director
Maud approaches theatre through the lens of place, identity and engagement, influenced by her identity as a European migrant and her studies in human geography and border studies. Inspired by Via Negativa philosophy and the concept of theatre of ruins, she creates trans-disciplinary experimental theatre with professionals and community performers. Maud gathers wide-ranging and often contradictory perspectives in her theatre, exploring visible and invisible social and cultural barriers.
Her work is context sensitive and speaks to new and existing arts audiences. Working from and with Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, where one in three babies are born to non-Irish born mothers, has offered a unique institutional soundboard. Her inclusive practice depends on quality engagements with socially and ethnically diverse community participants and audiences, both for independent theatre projects as well as Open Theatre Practice. Maud is a former recipient of both the Research and Development and Project Realisation Awards from the AIC Scheme.

For further information on the scheme and how to apply, visit the Artist in the Community Scheme section on our website.


Sign-up to Create's eBulletin


CreateIreland Thanks @ENARIrl - we're looking forward to getting to know all members better and working together!
22 hours ago.
CreateIreland Smashing Barriers 'Half Made Up' Drama Collective will premiere their play "UnFair City" on Thurs 27th June in Ballyfermot Library, 12.30pm. This play focuses on the inequalities faced by disabled people on a daily basis. Funded by @artscouncil_ie #AICScheme
1 day ago.
CreateIreland Wall2Wall Music is delighted to announce a 4-day training course for female, female-identifying and non-binary musicians interested in developing music facilitation as part of their portfolio of work. See image for application procedure.
7 days ago.