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Learning Lab: Create and Counterpoints Arts, September 2019, Cork City. Image: Marcia Chandra

Cooperative Commission

Responding to the place and born of its people

The cooperative commission will be a responsive long term durational collaboration between a number of artists and the town and people of Tuam.

Taking the stance that the people are the experts and hosts, the town and its hinterlands the venue, we envision creating a cooperative that will bring an exchange of thinking, art making, story telling, social activism and celebration to the heart of this overaching programme of work.  It’s a place for dreaming and limitless potential, a space for the development and connection of the wealth of collaborative socially engaged artistry in Tuam, while disrupting the archetypal commissioning model.


Update 3rd June 2021:

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.

We are 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. See full details at the “Cooperative Commission Open Call” page, linked on this site.

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