In 2022 Southside Partnership has been awarded research funding from the Arts Council’s Creative Places initiative. This research funding will support the first phase in building artistic and creative responses across and in the communities of Ballybrack/Loughlinstown in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area of Dublin.
Southside Partnership now seeks to engage an artist(s)/ artist team for one year that will work with them on delivering a research-based collaborative / socially engaged art practice activities. The aim of these is to increase the development of diverse artistic, creative and active community and public spaces in the communities of Ballybrack/Loughlinstown.
Southside Partnership’s Creative Places research funding award is in response to how Covid 19 has played a vital role in building new interconnections and communication in a wide range of public spaces that have grown during this time between the Loughlinstown and Ballybrack community organisations and local residents. This new award will support the building of new creative and artistic practices in and between local communities and across local public spaces. It has opened interesting and vital new ways of approaching and interconnecting and changing the potential of our local public space in the Ballybrack/Loughlinstown.
PROPOSED ARTIST(s) ROLE 2022 / 2023
Through our Creative Places research award, we seek to work with artists from any arts or medium and have a particular interest in ecological, activist, visual art, film, and/or performing arts/theatre/music. The artists will work with the Ballybrack/Loughlinstown community to explore and identify how we might build upon these community relationships with an artists or artists team, how we can collaborate, communicate, and interconnect.
Southside Partnership believes in and values creative and arts-based practices and how they can build a framework for arts and community initiatives. We have witnessed how participation and enthusiasm for improved public realm and green public space across our local communities can thrive, grow and diversify progress through the development of those shared spaces.
Please see this document for further information.