About the programme

What's happening

Artist and Community Supports

Creative Places Tuam is committed to building capacity in Tuam and its hinterlands, and so we offer training, professional development and funding opportunities to equip artists and community members to develop their practice and programme.

Artworks and Residencies

Creative Places Tuam makes time for ideas to percolate, space for communities to come together, resources for projects to grow. Through the delivery of long term residencies and research opportunities, we support artists and communities to work together on a common goal. This is the space for gathering together to interrogate ideas, to grow our understanding of socially engaged arts practice and make great art.

Community Conversations

A space for introduction, reflection and evaluation. We wish to open up an understanding of the potential and importance of talking, listening and ensuring that all voices are heard. Here we will discuss art, collaborative practice, the societal issues and concerns of Tuam, and how community based arts practice can explore these issues.

Partnerships and Connections

Creative Places Tuam is build on partnerships and connections, nationally and internationally. We strive to connect Tuam to other similar communities across Ireland, Europe, the United States and more. We do this by welcoming guest artists and speakers to Ireland as part of regaular workshops, conferences and residencies, as well as by creating partnerships with media and other arts organisations.

The West's Awake

The West’s Awake Community Weekend is a celebration of Tuam and its people. This two-day event is brimming with the creative talent of home grown musicians, artists, crafters, performers, poets, filmmakers, singers, writers, storytellers and more. Coinciding with The Saw Doctors’ triumphant return to Tuam, organised and produced by a local team, this is a weekend for you and your community.

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