Commission Opportunity for collaborative and socially engaged artists – closing 21 July

Creative Places Tuam, led by Create, is delighted to announce a brand-new commission opportunity for collaborative and socially engaged artists and/or arts collective, working at the intersection of art, theory/research and social action/ justice.

Creative Places is seeking proposals for a 15 month Cooperative Commission commencing in September 2021 that engages with and responds to the unique town of Tuam, located north of Galway City in the west of Ireland.

The organisation wishes to work with artists and/or arts collective that are seeking to further explore the potential of the town & hinterlands through collaborative and socially engaged art making practices. Creative Places Tuam is inviting proposals to deliver an engaging project that will embed the successful collective within the diverse communities that make up Tuam.

Creative Places Tuam will support the selected artists and/or arts collective by facilitating an inclusive and intersectional creative axis where art making, co-production, learning and knowledge exchange are the principals on which the relationship between the selected artists/ arts collective and the community is built. The commission is open to local, national and international arts practitioners or a combination of same. Collective applying can be previously established or newly formed for this commission.

Creative Places expects that through this cooperative commission the selected artists and/or arts collective would create a strong connection into and with the local eco system of social solidarity whilst engaging with the issues and concerns that matter to the communities of Tuam.

All applications must be submitted by 17.00 GMT on Wednesday July 21st 2021. Applications received after this date will not be eligible for assessment.

Full details and the application procedure can be found on the Creative Places Tuam website:

or see more onformation at the link below

Creative Places Tuam CAP-1 (docx)

artist forms link
New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.