Create is excited to work with the community of Tuam over the next three years as we embark on the Creative Places pilot together.
WHO ARE WE?
Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts. We lead the development of collaborative arts practice by supporting artists and communities to create exceptional art together. In January 2020, we were awarded the tender to manage and develop Creative Places Tuam by the Arts Council.
WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU!
We will be creating opportunities to celebrate and grow artistic and cultural capacity in Tuam and nearby. We also want to make space for new ideas and new collaborations. During our time in Tuam we will encourage and support local arts development and celebrate various methodologies of practice and artforms.
The programme will offer a number of opportunities for everyone to be involved in a meaningful way. With Tuam as our venue, and its stories, history, people and future as our inspiration, Creative Places will use residencies, commissions, creative exchanges and development days, community-based artist awards, conversations and new ideas to bring the town to life.
See our programme pages for further info on upcoming residencies, research, commissions, training and conversations.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Everyone! We mean this. Come and meet us, and show us your Tuam. This means you, whether you are an artist, an arts collective, a maker, a community group, resident, business owner, student, etc.
Between January and September, programme coordinator Carolann Courtney has held 133 meetings, drank 133 cups of tea with 36 local groups and countless individual artists and locals, had the doors of 8 community and historical sites opened for her, joined in with 2 singalongs, gone on one remote walking tour and is still in search of a fireside to sit by!
We can’t wait to travel further together.