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Take our Artists' Needs Survey as part of the European Learning Network (ELN)

Create, Ireland’s national development agency for collaborative arts and Dublin City Art's Office are inviting you to take part in a survey about the professional development needs of artists who work collaboratively. Your response will inform important research being undertaken by Create in partnership with Tate Liverpool (UK), Live Art Development Agency (UK) and m-cult (Finland) and Dublin City Arts Office as part of our exploration of a European Learning Network for artists who work collaboratively.

Please click to take our survey now

The information gathered will help us to:

a) develop a mutual understanding around the range of contemporary collaborative practice;

b) gain an understanding of artists' on-going learning and development needs within the field of collaborative practice;

c) work towards an international language which describes the complexity and breadth of those practices.

If you want a copy of the results, please include your email address in the space provided. Alternatively please check this website.

The questionnaire will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Create’s vision is to lead the development of collaborative arts practice in Ireland, creating opportunities for exchange and interaction that benefit a wide constituency of artists, arts professionals, sectoral partners and communities.

We acknowledge many modes of collaboration which include communities as co-collaborators, as audience, as project activators, as commissioners, as inspiration and /or as participants. We advocate high levels of collaboration between artists and co-creators at all stages of planning, making and presentation of work and acknowledge the complexity of this type of arts practice. We recognise growing international critical trends in relation to socially engaged practice and believe that collaborative practice itself is redefining how arts practice is conceived and understood. These movements towards collaborative practice suggest a paradigm shift in contemporary art production.

Create, and our European Learning Network partners, are committed to exploring the evolving professional development needs of artists located within this exciting field of contemporary arts practice. Your participation in this survey will greatly assist our work.

If you are an Arts + Cultural Organisation based in Europe and would like to discuss partnering on the second phase of the European Learning Network please contact info [at]


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