Creative Places Tipperary Town Artist Commission
For an Artist working in any Artform to create new work inspired by oral histories from Tipperary Town.

Tipperary Town Memories is a new oral history project that aims to preserve peoples’ stories and memories of Tipperary Town in the past and to share those memories with the wider community.

Oral History interviews with older people are being recorded during the time period from April to June 2023. These interviews will be edited to create one hour of spoken word content to be broadcast on local radio, Tipp Mid West FM, during Heritage Week 2023 (12 20 August) in the form of 4 x 15 minute segments.

The project is funded by Creative Ireland and the Arts Council and was instigated by local historian and film maker, Mary Alice O’Connor, in partnership with radio broadcaster, Jim Keane, Community Development Coordinator at Knockanrawley Resource Centre, Teresa Normile and the Creative Places Coordinator, Leisa Gray.

The Opportunity
This commission is an opportunity for an artist or collective of artists, to make new work for the community in Tipperary Town using the Tipperary Town Memories oral history recordings as a starting point and source of inspiration.

The commission invites artists practicing in any discipline, or across multiple disciplines, to propose a creative process leading to new art work that can be shared with wider audiences. The oral history recordings and their themes must be apparent in the working process, but what emerges as artistic output is for the individual artists’ interpretation As the recordings will be complete when the commission commences it is not expected that the artist work directly with the people who shared their memories, but contact with them could be facilitated if it is wanted.

All work and artistic output must be completed and ready for an audience by 20 October 2023.
There is an expectation that the artist(s) present their work in progress in some form during Heritage Week 2023 (12 20 August).

Artists will have the input and support of the Creative Places Coordinator and Project Assistant. We are open to expressions of interest from artists at different stages of their careers and from as diverse a range of backgrounds as possible.

The total available budget to cover artist time, materials and production costs is 3,600
Artists must be registered as self employed and will be required to demonstrate tax compliance.

TO APPLY please email the following to

  • A short biography (300 words maximum)
  • CV, including a professional referee
  • Two examples of artwork you have created.
  • A written or recorded video statement (no more than 2 pages or a 3 minute video) outlining why you are interested in this commission and how your experience and art practice is relevant.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 8 June at 4pm.
Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you have an enquiry about this opportunity you can email