Invitation to Apply for the Artists Care Exchange (ACE)
Age & Opportunity is seeking applications from professional artists* with an interest and background in the arts and older people in a care context, to participate in the second iteration of Age & Opportunity’s professional development Arts initiative, the Artists Care Exchange (ACE). Professional artists from a wide range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to visual arts, dance, theatre, creative writing, music, circus and multidisciplinary arts.
ACE will offer six – eight professional artists who work in care settings with older people an opportunity to exchange information, advice, and experiences in a group situation, whilst also learning from a range of experts in the social, medical, and arts fields.
Please note that Age & Opportunity welcomes applications from all communities, and particularly encourages artists from underrepresented communities to apply. In line with the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty, and in line with our core funders, Age & Opportunity is committed to ensuring that it takes positive policy measures and commitments to promote equality of opportunity for all those living in Ireland, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community. Furthermore, Age & Opportunity notes the ground of socioeconomic background as a further basis for which equality of opportunity must be guaranteed. As such, Age & Opportunity is committed to increasing the diversity and inclusion of our work.
*While there is no one definition of a professional artist, we would suggest that it relates to someone who is either making a living from or attempting to make a living from their work. Membership of a professional representative body such as: Visual Artists Ireland, Film Director’s Ireland, Association of Irish Composers etc. could also be used to demonstrate status as a professional artist.
Age & Opportunity is offering a travel stipend for those travelling from outside Dublin to attend the first session of ACE. We believe in-person attendance at this session is critical to achieving the aims of the training programme.
Age & Opportunity will reimburse travel expenses up to €60 with the provision of receipts to those who make the journey to Dublin to attend the first ACE introductory session.
Please see links below for full information.
Closing date Friday, 8th September at 5pm.
Image Credit: Age & Opportunity, Artist in Care Residency, 2019, credit Clíona Ní Laoi.