Artist In the Community Scheme Development Support Role: Open Call

The Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme, managed by Create on behalf of the Arts Council, supports artists and communities to work together on innovative collaborative arts projects. The opportunities provided by the AIC Scheme include funding for artists to undertake research & development work, project realisation awards for communities, artists’ bursaries and residencies, and other tailored developmental support and resources.

Due to the success of the scheme, Create needs additional support to enable them to respond to growing interest and to advance current development plans. They are looking for someone with a keen interest in, and experience of, collaborative and socially engaged arts to assist on key projects. Working with the Programme Manager – Arts & Engagement, they are offering a temporary assignment that will support the work, and encourage and sustain a growing and diverse network of practitioners and communities.

The assignment will focus on the following:

  • Supporting the administration and operation of the AIC Scheme
  • Disseminating opportunities, events and initiatives to engage diverse artists and communities
  • Offering advice to artists and communities, potential applicants and awardees
  • Assisting selection panels process and evaluate applications and offer feedback to applicants
  • Gathering research and evaluation data and analysing sectoral development needs
  • Curatorial support for delivering opportunities and devising new supports

This engagement is for an initial period of 6 months. Create reserves the right to extend the contract further, subject to funding and agreement with the contractor.

The assignment will require an availability of 2-3 days a week, distributed unevenly over the term. A detailed schedule will be agreed in advance with the Programme Manager – Arts & Engagement.

Budget Provision

Create has set a budget of up to €12,000 (inclusive of expenses and VAT). Applicants are advised to take this into account and not to exceed this amount in preparing their proposal.

A limited amount of additional expense, such as for travel to specified events, may be considered. Any expenses will be subject to agreement in advance.

Application Process

Applications must be emailed to with “AIC Scheme Development Support” in the subject line, in advance of the deadline of 5pm Friday 1st December.

Please include

  1. A cover letter of two (max) A4 pages
  2. CV with details of qualifications, expertise and roles in relevant projects, plus names and contact details of two referees. They will not contact referees without advance notice.
  3. Proposed rate of pay, daily or hourly, (inclusive of VAT) and an indication of any additional charges and the circumstances where these might apply.

They will meet shortlisted candidates either online or at an accessible location in Dublin, on Friday 8 December 2023.

The selected candidate should be available to commence immediately, due to the short-term nature of the initial contract. Read more here

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