Create is Ireland's national development agency for collaborative arts. Our work initiates cross-sectoral national and international partnerships which support artists and communities to co-create work of depth, ambition and excellence. Our mission is to lead the development of collaborative arts practice by enabling artists and communities to create exceptional art together. As a resource organisation we offer supports for artists working in social and community contexts.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Arts and Culture
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Social inclusion


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Research

EU Project Experience

Some experience (1 - 2 previous projects)

Create was the lead partner in the successful Creative Europe Cooperation Project, 'Collaborative Arts Programme Partnership' (CAPP, 2015–2018).

The overall goal of CAPP was to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices.

EU Funding Goals

Having led one significant Creative Europe partnership project, we are now much more confident and ready to take on further ambitious collaborative projects with partners across Europe. We would like to explore further Creative Europe projects as well as other funding programmes such as Erasmus+.

Create's current strategy, "Connect Create Change; Leading Collaborative Arts in Ireland", was launched at a time of significant global change and in the firm belief that by working together, artists and communities can purposefully explore how collaborative arts engage in distinct, relevant and powerful ways with the urgent social, cultural and political issues of our times. This strategy provides a framework to support the ecology, resources and relationships that will develop discourse, policy and next practice from 2020 to 2025.

Our five strategic goals are designed to increase the reach of collaborative arts, enhance its value and ensure its ongoing sustainability. Our actions will create key focal points for the sector over the coming years.


Collaboration is central to what we do. We bring extensive experience of partnership working from grassroots communities to national and international institutions.

We are creative, thoughtful and dedicated. We are a leading organisation in the field of collaborative arts practice with strong connections with experts and practitioners across the globe.


Contact Name:

Damien McGlynn

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