Open Call | Engage the City 2019, Dublin City Council Culture Company

Application deadline: Monday 21 January, 10am.

Dublin City Council Culture Company is inviting applications for Engage The City 2019. Engage The City is a artist-led research programme developed by Dublin City Council Culture Company. They want to connect artists and communities who are interested in collectively exploring and developing their creative skills. Dublin City Council Culture Company will act as a catalyst in this research, linking the work of participating artists to communities, and indeed to urban development research in Dublin and in other European cities. Through this programme, they will create the conditions for artists and community members to learn, participate and grow through direct, hands-on cultural engagement.

So what does that actually mean?

Engage The City is a programme where artists and communities can apply for support (money, mentorship and group workshops with other people in the programme) from Dublin City Council Culture Company to try out new ideas where artists and communities work together. This programme will take place between February and June 2019.

What can you expect from E​ngage The City?​
● The programme offers time (up to 10 days over 5 months) where an artist or community worker/volunteer will be paid to work collaboratively with a community to explore new ideas, ways of working and ideas for projects. This is research time – no outcome/finished project or show is required.
● The programme offers peer support and learning; over the course of the project from February to June, ​Engage The City​ will gather the group of selected artists alongside the Dublin City Council Culture Company Engagement team once a month. This group will discuss their research and hear about other projects that have happened or are happening at our ​Engage The City L​abs.
● The programme offers a listening ear and an opportunity for reflection. Dublin City Council Culture Company will support your research through ongoing contact with Project Manager Róise Goan, where you will have time and support to discuss your work. They will document the project. They will also commission some critical reflection on the project which they hope to publish later in 2019.
● A fee of €4,000 per artist applies to this program.

More information about the open call and how to apply are available at…engage-the-city-2019/

If you have any questions about this programme or making an application, please contact Róise Goan at

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