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August 2010

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create
Bursary Award 2010 - Arts and Older People

The Artist in the Community Scheme bursary award 2010 aims to support individual professional artists in any artform working in the field of Arts and Older People.

Designed to support and nurture the professional development of individual arts practitioners collaborating with older people, the Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award of 10k will provide an artist with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their art practice. The Bursary will is not intended to be used to fund the realisation of a specific project.

This is the first year that the Arts Council has provided a Bursary award as part of the Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create. To find out more about the application process and eligibility criteria visit: www.create-ireland.ie. For enquiries about the application process call Katherine Atkinson at Create – 01-473-6600.

Please note the Bursary Award is €10,000. Deadline for applications is Monday Sept 27 at 5pm.

 

In partnership with Age & Opportunity Create are hosting two information and discussion events for interested artists in Mayo and Dublin:

Sept 2 – Macalla Hall and Conference centre, Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, Mayo, 1-4pm

Artist Talk - Discussion led by dance artist Fearghus O’ Conchuir exploring how a Bursary can help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development - without emphasis on realising a finished product or work.

AgeWise - Presentation and workshop by Paul Maher of Age & Opportunity exploring attitudes to ageing and ageism.

The event is supported by Mayo County Council Arts Office.

Sept 6 – IMMA Lecture Room, Dublin, 1-4pm

Artist Talk - Discussion led by dance artist Fearghus O’Conchuir exploring how a Bursary can help facilitate and support experiment, research and professional development - without emphasis on realising a finished product or work.

AgeWise - Presentation and workshop by Paul Maher of Age & Opportunity exploring attitudes to ageing and ageism.

The event is supported by IMMA.