Arts Council Awards - The Arts Participation Project Award

Deadline: Thu 15 Feb 2018 - 17:30

Objectives and priorities of the award
The Arts Participation Project Award supports initiatives in the field of Arts Participation commencing in the second half of 2018.
The purpose of the award is to support proposals from artists or arts organisations who wish to collaborate artistically with non-arts professionals (individuals or groups) and that incorporate:

  • The creation or interpretation of work developed through a collaborative process
  • The presentation of work developed through a collaborative process
  • A clear description of methodologies for engagement and collaboration that: Value the creative contributions of all participants while providing opportunities for artistic challenge

Value the creative contributions of all participants while providing opportunities for artistic challenge

Ensure that the artistic quality and the quality of the engagement between artist and participants are both considered at all stages (e.g. in the planning, making,  presentation and evaluation of work)

Demonstrate active support and commitment from all participants and partners, including a clear understanding of respective roles and contributions 

Incorporate well-thought-out mechanisms for cooperation with key workers (where relevant) and consideration of training and support (where necessary)

Demonstrate an understanding of current arts-participation practice in Ireland relevant to the proposal, and the potential to have a long-term, sustainable impact on artistic skills, ambitions and policy.

The Arts Council has identified the following as strategic priorities for support through this award:

  • Projects that focus on the contexts of health, disability, cultural diversity, older people and communities of place or interest.

All awards are informed by the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016-2025), Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland (see here: http://www.artscouncil.ie/arts-council-strategy/