Create works with commissioners and arts organisations to create opportunities for artists across artform who work collaboratively. Agencies and commissioners we have worked with are listed below.

2012 Opportunities

Create, in tandem with Cowper Care, sought expressions of interest from artists with experience working within the field of Arts & Health and Arts & Older People for a unique opportunity to engage with the context of dementia care in the creation of work for a Dublin based nursing home that provides care to older people.

Rhona Byrne was awarded the commission.

2011 Opportunities

For the 41st Liberties Festival, June 12th to June 19th, 2011, The Liberties Festival worked with Create to provide a commission for artists to work collaboratively with local traders.

This Is Collective, artists Susan Walsh, Aine Kavanagh, Camilla Kane, Deirdre Gavigan, Meadhbh Cooke were awarded the commission.

Dialogue Arts + Health - a regionally based artists’ peer learning initiative - was a project funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, managed by AHCI partnering the Association of Local Authorities Arts Officers. Supported by Create, Dialogue Arts + Health appointed a liaison officer. Curator Annette Moloney was appointed to the position.

2010 Opportunities

Over an eighteen month period, Create and Common Ground undertook an action research project – Connect Mentoring Programme – to examine mentoring for collaborative and participative arts.

As a result of the research findings, Create and Common Ground administered two mentoring awards available to artists working in collaborative/participative arts in two specific context areas: Arts and Health and Cultural Diversity.

Arts and Health Mentoring Award (€1,000)

The recipients were Sheelagh Broderick (mentee) and Marie Brett (mentor)

Cultural Diversity Mentoring Award (€1,000)

The recipients were Melatu Okorie (mentee) and Lia Mills (mentor)

The mentoring awards were open to artists across all art forms, working collaboratively in culturally diverse contexts. The awards were intended to support the establishment and development of mentoring support with a named mentor.

2008 Opportunities

In 2008, Trinity House School, and the Irish Youth Justice Service Board in partnership with Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, offered a residency to visual artists to work collaboratively with the residents of Trinity House School.

The artists selected were: Dominic Thorpe; Niamh O’Connor and Ivan Connolly.