Creative Places Tuam Taking Root Community Fund }
Learning Lab: Create and Counterpoints Arts, September 2019, Cork City. Image: Marcia Chandra
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Creative Places Tuam Taking Root Community Fund


€20,000 Funding for individuals, arts groups and community groups that work to make a positive impact in Tuam and its hinterlands


About this fund

The Taking Root Community Fund is to support the development and growth of innovative creative, artistic and cultural community focused projects that support the connection and engagement of the people of Tuam with each other and their locale.

To further support the vital and valuable work that is happening in communities all over Tuam and its hinterlands, Creative Places Tuam are offering a Taking Root Community Fund that can offer financial and mentoring support for “Good Ideas” that are taking root.   This fund is to create opportunities for civic, social and community groups and individuals to take ideas further, grow resources and connect to communities further.

This fund, with support from Galway County Council’s Arts Office is now open, with a total sum of €20,000 available.  Applications can be submitted for the minimum amount of €250 to the maximum amount of €2,000 as dependent on your needs and ambitions for the work.  This fund closes for applications on the 9th February 2023, at 5pm.


What is it for?         

This fund could help you to continue and support the further development of work that is making a positive impact in Tuam.  It can also be used to create and design something new, test out new thinking, put on a new small event or activity   It can allow you as an individual or group to do something different, engage with an artist or creative practitioner. It could help you to bring in external expertise needed to grow an idea, to purchase or hire material, equipment and expertise that is essential to your group staying connected and continuing to work together.

It can be used for the materials, resources, mentorship and supports needed to get your concept going. Ideas do not have to be completely new, they can be part of your group’s usual programme, but reconfigured with clear indications of how this fund can develop, sustain and grow them.


Who should apply? 

This Taking Root Fund is for individuals / groups who are from or work in Tuam and is for projects that will happen and benefit the people of Tuam & its hinterlands. This fund is ideal for emerging or established groups or creatives who want to develop ideas or try something new.

Community is at the heart of Creative Places so ideas must respond to and involve local people’s input.


How to apply

  1. It’s pretty straight forward. Consider your idea and what you need to realise or develop it. Read the guidelines and requirements for application in the OpenCall/ Guidelines document, and prepare your answers using the reference application form. Please note that this reference form should only be used to prepare your answers. You must complete the online application form.
  2. Then, fill out the application form


The deadline for submission is 5pm, Thursday 9th February 2023

Contact Carolann on 085 1437774 or email: creativeplacestuam[at] if you have any queries regarding the Taking Root Fund

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