Artist Mentorship Programme

The Artist’s Mentorship programme is designed to support the development of Leitrim based emerging and established professional artists from any arts discipline who have identified particular gaps in their knowledge and expertise. The programme achieves this by providing funding to a leading professional to help the applicant make the next steps in their development. A mentor is someone who can help you to develop your artistic practice, provide an objective critique and feedback on your work, or help you to work through a specific idea, no matter what stage of your career you may be at. Mentoring can be very broad, relating to your long-term goals or very specific, relating directly to special projects, growing your professional network, working internationally or expanding your business or marketing skills.

Closing Date 12 midnight on Tuesday 31st July 2018




Music Generation Leitrim is Recruiting

Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to be placed on a panel for part-time musicians/music tutors for the following Music Generation Leitrim Programmes:

  • Singing Programme – vocal/choral and/or instrumental musicians with experience relevant to introductory music-making in group contexts.
  • Early Years Programme - vocal/choral and/or instrumental musicians with experience relevant to working with the under-5s.
  • Carrick on Shannon Children’s Choir - Director/Conductor with substantial relevant experience of working with groups of children and young people.
  • Carrick on Shannon Children’s Choir - Assistant Director with experience relevant to working with groups of children and young people.

Closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms for the above posts (by email) is 12.00 noon on Friday, 22nd June 2018.




Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon County Councils announce two new film awards.

As part of a new partnership Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together with filmmakers from the three counties with a view to enabling the film sector here to grow and develop.​ Each of the three local authorities involved in this project recognise the value of film as an artform and the contribution that film can make to the region - socially, culturally and economically. In adopting a regional approach, we recognise that we can achieve a lot more by harnessing the capacity, resources and energy of agencies and practitioners of all three counties.

As part of that, for 2018, we have introduced two new bursary programmes for filmmakers based in Sligo, Leitrim or Roscommon - A Film Collaboration Bursary for collaboration between a writer and filmmaker and a Film Completion Award for film projects already underway. The closing date for both opportunities is 30th June 2018.



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Save the date – June 23rd – Cruinniú na nÓg celebrating creativity in young people

Saturday June 23rd was established this year under the Creative Ireland programme as a national day of creativity for children and young people. The model is similar to Culture Night but in contrast to Culture Night, events can be held during the day, making them much more accessible to children and young people.



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Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018 - 2022 launched

At its last meeting, the members of Leitrim County Council adopted the council's first Culture & Creativity Strategy. The vision of Creative Ireland is that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to fully realise his or her creative potential. The Creative Ireland Vision for Leitrim is to nurture and foster creative expression in all its diversity; embrace and welcome new ideas; and create the conditions to help turn those ideas into reality and embed creativity into all aspects of the social, economic and cultural life of Leitrim. The new strategy sets out the priorities to achieve that objective in a comprehensive plan and as well as achieving that under the Creative Ireland programme, a central purpose of the strategy is to act as guidance and a key influencer in the development of all cultural policies and corporate planning developed during the tenure of the Creative Ireland programme.



  • Ireland Structural and Investment Funds
  • EU European Regional Development Fund