Arts in Context applications are invited by the Cork City Councils Arts Office for 2022. Cork City Councils Art Strategy outlines the policies and strategies of the council for the development of the Arts Sector. Grant aid is distributed in accordance with these policies.
Cork City Council may offer amounts of grant aid less than the amount sought. Grant assistance will be awarded only where applications meet the criteria set down by Cork City Council.
The Arts in Context award provides for ONE of the categories listed below, this award aims to provide opportunities for community groups to work together with artists to realise arts projects in Cork city. It supports projects that take place in community context. i.e. schools, hospitals, community care settings, youth clubs, prisons, community centres, clubs etc.
· SECTION A - Research / development of a project: Applicants can apply for a research and development phase for a project up to €1,000. This category is to support an artist’s time in researching a project and the application must be completed by the artist.
· SECTION B - Project Realisation: Applicants can apply for up to €6,000 for the realisation of an arts project. The application must be completed by the artist and the community group.
· SECTION C -Project completion: Applicants can apply for up to €1,000 funding for completion of a project, generally this would address publication, dissemination and / or documentation costs. Applications must be completed by the artist
NOTE: only ONE of the above categories can be applied for at one time
Assessment Of Applications
Applications are peer assessed by an independent panel of practitioners from the arts sector and one elected member of Cork City Council.
CRITERIA FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
· Community / Voluntary group must be based within the Cork City Council administrative area.
· Be fully completed, signed and submitted before the stated deadline.
· Requested accompanying material must be submitted.
· Be carried out on a not-for-profit basis
· Be artistic in nature.
· Match funding of 30% is required for project realisation grants. This can be achieved through in-Kind support.
· Adhere to the branding and acknowledgement requirements of Cork City Council when funding is accepted.
· Artistic ambition of project proposal.
· Involvement of professional artists and arts workers in the planning and implementation of the project/activity.
· Technical and artistic expertise of the facilitator(s).
· Quality of artistic samples.
· Relevance of artistic project to the specified community group.
· Impact on professional development of the artist in their area of practice.
· The nature and the quality of the partnership within the project.
· The level of involvement of participating groups.
· The capacity to animate a particular community.
· Identifying and strategising to reach specific populations (e.g. children and young people, older people, underserved groups).
· The depth and quality of the planned experience for participants.
· Stimulating dialogue on importance/ relevance of art within a community.
· Evidence of collaboration and co-operation with proposed participants in project planning.
· Organisational capacity of applicant group.
· Must take place within the year of application.
· Programme should be accessible to all – thought should be given to venue, cost and access requirements.
· Public presentation of work or sharing.
· You must have procedure in place for the documentation and evaluation of the work you are carrying out.
· As applicable, organisations must have up-to-date policies such as child safeguarding policies that are compliant with the Children First Act 2015; policies that comply with health and safety regulation; codes of practice for equal opportunities etc.
· Feasibility – programme should take account of the impact of continued public health measures and restrictions arising from Covid-19. Applicants may present two or more scenarios as required.
- Artist/s C.V. and other key personnel as relevant.
- Examples of previous work
- Evidence of local support, match funding partners including confirmation of match funding, letters from partners etc
- Outline of proposed evaluation
- List of enclosed documentation and material included in the application.
Community Culture & Placemaking,
Cork City Council,
Tel: 021 4924000