The Arts Council has awarded another three Creative Places across Ireland; Baltinglass, Tipperary Town and Loughlinstown / Ballybrack.
As well as Creative Places Tuam, the programme also includes Athy (Kildare), Bagenalstown (Carlow), Darndale, (North Dublin), Edenderry (Offaly), while Shannon (Clare), Iveragh Peninsula (Kerry) and Mac Uilliam (Tallaght) are developing their practice through research awards.
Creative Places is an opportunity for places which had not benefitted from sustained arts investment in the past to build local arts programmes over a three year period which will benefit the people who live in these places.
The approach is inclusive and diverse and rooted in socially engaged arts practice and community development principles. Each place builds on existing cultural strengths and led by community participation and ideas and supported by artists.