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Project Manager - Arts and Older People Creative Enquiry and Residency Programme   


Deadline for receipt of submissions is Tuesday 18th December 2018 at 4pm


Cork City and Cork Council and the creative enquiry partnership is seeking an experienced project manager to lead the Arts and Older People Creative Enquiry and Residency Programme 2019/2020 funded by the Arts Council Invitation to Collaboration scheme.


About the Project


Through a strategic partnership with two Local Authorities ( Cork City Jean Brennan, Maeve Dineen ) ( Cork County Ian McDonagh) , the HSE (Eleanor Moore), Age and Opportunity (Tara Byrne) and three Arts organisations - Music Alive (Kevin Shanahan, Susan McManamon), Cork Midsummer Festival (Kath Gorman, Lorraine Maye) and Sirius Arts Centre (Miranda Driscoll) we aim to improve pathways for older people to engage in arts projects, explore how the arts can meet their needs as they age and how best to sustain it.

We will do this through a Creative Enquiry through a curatorial partnership with the three arts organisations and Age and Opportunity. Three experienced artist will be selected, with each artist resident in a host arts organisation over a twelve month period. The focus of the each residency will be to explore and activate creative consultations and arts practice with older people. Central to the collaboration is the creative enquiry which will be embedded into the artist residency briefs.

Some of the questions we want to explore are; What are the opportunities for the arts to connect us and keep us active, happy and connected as we age; how can we meet these opportunities as arts practitioners. Creative Enquiry will look at the role of the arts in safeguarding against the challenges of older age and through creative engagement and dialogue with older people through three artist residencies in three different arts organisations to develop models of best practice. This collaborative programme focuses on public engagement in the area of arts and older people and has quality arts practice and engagement processes at its core. It will create three supported and focused residency opportunities for artists with a emphasis on best practice in community engagement.


For more information see Project Manager Brief Creative Enquiry Cork