Creative Ireland Kerry- Creative Projects in Communities 2020

June 23, 2020

The Arts/Creative Ireland Kerry Office at Kerry County Council are seeking quotations from creative professionals, communities and organisations to develop projects in each Municipal District in 2020.

Following on from the success of the 2019 Creative Ireland Kerry Municipal District Projects, Creative Ireland Kerry is delighted to announce further opportunities in 2020. Creative Ireland funding programme is now open for creative practitioners and citizens across Kerry to support creativity in the community.

The initiative is seeking creatives and communities to engage with the themes of environmental sustainability, innovation and creative industry and the projects must have a creative element and offer opportunities for participation and engagement by communities, audiences and the wider community.  A budget of €8,000 has been assigned to each of the Municipal Districts of Tralee, Listowel, Killarney, South Kerry and Castleisland/ Chorca Dhuibhne.

Quotations are being sought from via the website http://www.kerrycoco.ie/home3/arts/arts-forms/

The closing date for receipt of quotations is 1.00pm Monday 13th July 2020.

Creative professionals from any creative discipline are invited to quote. This includes cultural project managers, arts festivals and organisations, parade organisers, community-based organisations and artists working in any artform (architecture, traditional arts, visual arts, music, theatre, film, dance, literature, circus, opera) and/or professionals from across the creative industries such as graphic & product designers, animation studios, craft makers and designers, publishers, as well as TV & film production and animation specialists. Quotations are welcome also from festivals and arts organisations with a proven track record either based in the county or who are willing to work on a project in the county.

Applicants must have experience of creative programming and an ability to engage audiences and participants so that many communities can get involved.”, stated Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer/Creative Ireland Kerry Co-ordinator.

Interest from collaborative teams who are willing to work across sectors such as arts, heritage and design are also welcome to submit a quotation to realise a project. Local impact is key, and projects are being sought that will use creative processes and experiences to achieve intensive collaboration at local level. Multiple villages, towns and townlands across each specific MD may be included or projects can be concentrated in one area within a Municipal District. Projects must be delivered in 2020. This is an exciting opportunity and Creative Ireland Kerry look forward to seeing some very creative results in the year ahead.

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