Grants of up to €3k will help Cork communities to work with local artists
Got a creative idea bubbling away?
If you think your neighbourhood would benefit from a little creativity, you can now apply for a grant of up to €3,000 to bring your plan to life.
Cork City Council is inviting applications to a new grant scheme for communities working with arts and creative practitioners to enable creativity in every community.
The Creative Communities grant scheme, announced to mark the launch of a new, five-year, Culture and Creativity Strategy for Cork, is one of 31 local plans launched under the Creative Ireland programme.
Cork City will be building on the success of the initial five-year programme which saw €1.2 million invested in nearly 100 community-facing projects and events since 2018, including Ardú Street Art Initiative; One City One Book; Kinship Creative Climate Action and the annual Cruinníu na nÓg.
A new night-time beauty on Sullivan’s Quay 💙 as only @ArduStreetArt can. Gorgeous work. #PureCork pic.twitter.com/sIdG7tSXA2
— Jacques Hugo (@w_j_hugo) October 1, 2022
The aim of the Cork City Creative Communities Grant Scheme is to open up new opportunities for communities to work with artists.
All projects must be complete by early November 2023, with grants of up to €3,000 available.
The grants will support projects that seek to develop and sustain creativity in communities across at least one of five strategic themes: to tell our own story; to enrich our sense of place; to support creative industry, ambition and risk taking; to promote wellbeing through creative engagement; and to be climate active.
“These strategic priorities respect and build on the culture, heritage, and values of the city which include a strong commitment to leadership and action on inclusion, diversity, equality, and access, and to innovation, experimentation and enterprise,” said Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Forde.
How do I apply?
Applications to Creative Communities can be submitted online until the closing date, April 14th, 2023. A grant clinic will be hosted online by Cork City Council in March and funding decisions will be announced in early May.