The Arts Council has announced that it will expand the Creative Places programme, investing in places (such as towns, villages, suburbs, island communities) that have had fewer opportunities to take part in the arts.
The approach will be inclusive and diverse, and rooted in socially engaged practice and community-development principles. It will build on existing cultural strengths and be led by community participation and ideas. In particular it will look to involve people who are often excluded.
This is great news for everyone interested in collaborative, socially enagged art in Ireland. We at Creative Places Tuam are delighted to manage the pilot programme, and look forward to seeing additional Creative Places emerge!
The award has two strands, both with a deadline of 5.30pm, Thursday 22 April 2021:
1. Creative Place Award
This award will be multi-annual and awarded over three years. The award covers the appointment of a Creative Places coordinator and a programme budget. The maximum award is €150,000 per annum. It is anticipated that up to four awards will be made.
2. Creative Place Research and Development Award
This award is a one-off award, which can be drawn down over eighteen months. The award covers research fees and consultation costs. The maximum award is €40,000. It is anticipated that up to four awards will be made.
Read full details, and watch a webinar featuring the Creative Places Tuam team, at the Arts Council’s website.