The Taking Root Community Fund, offered by Creative Places Tuam with support by Galway County Council, 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. This award is for Good Ideas that are taking root – to create opportunities for civic, social and community groups and individuals to take ideas further, grow resources and connect to communities further.
Recipients of the fund include Corrib Kids Coding, Drumadore Drumming School, FUSE Music Collective, Jacqueline McGlynn, Milltown Drama Society, Patricia King-Callaghan and Tuamóg, St Joseph’s Training Services Ability West, The Tome Chanters, Three Rings Arts and Culture Team, Trinity Primary School, Western Traveller and Intercultural Development Centre, Youth Work Tuam, and Youthreach Tuam.
These awards will facilitate coding workshops for children, and art exhibition, support for ongoing choir meetings, plays, live music, and drumming sessions, a creative parade, an exploration of natural and cultural sites in the town, visits to art galleries in the vicinity of Tuam, and much more.
Carolann Courtney says “We are delighted to award Taking Root Community funding to such a breadth of organisations and individuals, who are doing important work in their community, connecting people to their place and to each other. Tuam is a place rich in arts, culture, and grassroots activism and we are proud to support this, alongside Galway County Council”.