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Creatin' 9 to 5: Host an artist-in-residence in your workplace

13 December 2018
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Companies are invited to express their interest in Business to Arts’ expanding Artist-in-Residence Programme by 15 February 2019.

In partnership with the Creative Ireland Programme’s National Creativity Fund, this regional expansion of Business to Arts’ existing Artist-in-Residence (AR) programme presents companies curious about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, with an exciting opportunity. The National Creativity Fund enables the Creative Ireland Programme to activate, enable and support a range of innovative initiatives which have creativity and wellbeing at their centre.

A charitable organisation, Business to Arts facilitates and supports creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts. They are seeking expressions of interest from businesses that would like to develop new – or enhance their existing – CSR activity through their innovative Artist-in-Residence Programme.

Covering a broad spectrum of activity and opportunity for the artists and companies, the selected companies will offer artists a working environment/structure for engagement with their organisation’s CSR Programme and a selected local community organisation too.

Up to €7,500 will be provided for the creation (or enhancement) of three AR Programmes in a Corporate Social Responsibility context. The chosen programmes must involve a minimum of 18 months of community engagement, staff engagement or workplace creativity activities by the host companies and artists. Priority will be given to AR Programmes where a significant portion of the associated activity occurs in regional areas.

Pictured above, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD, launching the call for expressions of interest with Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts; and Charley Carroll at the Taylor Galleries, Dublin.

A unique opportunity to encourage ambition and innovation via the collaboration of artists, our creative communities and local businesses, the deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, 15 February 2019.

See businesstoarts.ie/artsfund for more information.