The successful applicants to the Second Round of the Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme have been announced. In the Research & Development strand the successful applications were predominantly in the area of visual arts. In the Project Realisation Award category, awards were made as follows: one in the area of theatre, three in visual arts and two in music. New work in collaborative arts will be created in the counties of Clare, Limerick and Dublin while artists’ research work will take place with groups in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Monaghan, Limerick and Clare.

Patrick Fox of Create said:

“The Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create is a key fund supporting artists and communities to co-create contemporary art. It is a highly competitive funding strand and this Round has been no exception in that regard.

“Consequently as a result of this funding, several different groups all around Ireland will have the chance to participate in art making with a professional artist. These groups include communities of interest such as the monks/beekeepers of Glenstal Abbey; people interested in sustainable development in Ballyvaughan, as well as women of different nationalities in Dublin. In the research phase of the Scheme, artists can test ideas that are centred on collaborative processes and build close relations with groups that they intend to make art with, thereby fulfilling one of the unspoken pacts of collaborative art making – to work together with a community of place or interest in the spirit of meaningful engagement.”

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme: Successful Applicants
Round Two 2012

Research & Development

Artist; Community; Context; Artform; Location

Gareth Kennedy; Eco & Scientific communities Killarney National Park; community of interest; visual arts; Kerry

Marilyn Lennon; Knockatallon Ramblers & Glocher Historical Society; community of interest; visual arts; Monaghan

Dominic Thorpe; XPO Singers Group; community of interest; visual arts/performance; Clare

Joseph Coveney; Corduff Action Group; community of interest; visual arts; Dublin

Philippa Donnellan; Asylum Seekers Centre; cultural diversity; dance; Dublin

 

Research & Development with Mentoring

Artist; Community; Context; Artform; Location

Therese Newman; mentor Marie Brett; St Raphael's Residents & Youghal community; visual arts; Health; Cork

Michelle Browne (mentor Rionach Ní Neíll); Baby on Board mother & toddler group; visual arts/performance; community of interest; Dublin

Ceara Conway (mentor Fiona Whelan); asylum Seekers; cultural diversity; visual arts; Galway

Annette Moloney (mentor David Bolger) LCSP Sports Partnership; community of interest; visual arts/performance; Limerick

 

Project Realisation

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

Short Term

Ballyvaughan Community Development Group; Fiona Linnane; Newtown Music Trail; community of Interest; Clare

Long Term

Sliabh Ban Residents Association Committee; Fiona Hession; Home; community of interest; visual arts; Galway

The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope; Brian Fleming & Seán Millar; Songs of Grievances & Hope; community of interest; music; Dublin

International Women's Support Group; Laragh Pittman; Travels into Several Remote Corners of Dublin; cultural diversity; visual; Dublin

Foroige; Maud Hendricks & Anna Rodgers; Inside Walled Gardens; community of interest; theatre; Dublin

Glenstal Abbey; Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom); Amhran na Beacha; visual arts; Limerick

 

Panel: Declan Sheehan, Director, Artlink, Donegal; Louise Lowe, artistic director ANU Productions; Ailbhe Murphy, visual artist; Observers: Sheila Gorman, Officer, Arts Participation, Arts Council; Amie Lawless, Arts and Disability and visual artist; Carmel O’Sullivan, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin