The Creative Ireland Programme, a five year initiative, is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 which places creativity at the centre of public policy.
The Programme, which runs from 2017 to 2022, offers a very real opportunity to reinforce the proud tradition we have in South County Dublin in fostering and promoting creativity within the Arts & Culture.
This collaborative process will surface new opportunities for community engagement, participation and creative development.
As part of the Creative Ireland South Dublin Culture and Creativity Plan, a number of initiatives are planned and agreed using the Creative Ireland funds, allocated to South County Dublin.
The first which took place on Easter Monday was:
· Crinniu na Cásca
South Dublin County focused on Tallaght as a Creative Hub with a full programme of events throughout the day.
The programme marked a first collaboration in curating a programme by five of the County’s Cultural organisations:
Tallaght Community Arts, Rua Red, the Civic Theatre, South Dublin Libraries and South Dublin Arts Office.
The following two awards are now open for application:
· Artist & Creatives Collaborative Practice Award (Amount of Award is €15,000)
This 2017 initiative seeks to support an artist or creative in any discipline in their collaborative practice. The successful proposal will have both a professional development element and a community element to it. It will engage with one or all three of the cultural venues in Tallaght and will have access to mentoring opportunities by these venues.
· Emerging Arts Group Incubation Award (Amount of Award is €5,000)
The Culture team wishes to support collectives/groups of emerging young artists and creatives in any discipline, to develop their practice and to promote their presence as a creative and recognisable voice in the County.
Application forms are available on: http://www.sdcc.ie/services/parks-and-recreation/arts/arts-grants-and-bursary-awards
Completed applications should be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications 1st September 2017 at 1pm.