2022 Arts Programme Deadlines and Funding Opportunities
Leitrim County Council Arts Office has published closing dates for a number of programmes that artists and arts organisations can apply for this year. Application forms are currently available for those programmes where live links are provided.
Details and links to all opportunities are below.
|Leitrim Live Performance Scheme 3||Artists and Event Organisers||TBA Jan/Feb|
|Arts Festivals||Festival & Event Organisers||Friday 4th Mar|
|Creative Ireland Open Call - Call 1||Community Groups/NGOs/Arts Centres||Friday 4th Mar|
|Small Sparks - Call for companies||Businesses||Friday 25th Mar|
|Cruinniu na nOg projects||Youth & Community or Arts Groups||Friday 25th Mar|
|Creative Ireland Intern Programme||Cultural Organisations||Friday 25th Mar|
|Artist Mentoring Programme||Artists||Friday 25th Apr|
|Small Sparks - Call for artists||Artists||Friday 25th Apr|
|Culture night - Call for Applications||Community Groups/NGOs/Arts Centres||Friday 17th Jun|
|Creative Ireland Open Call - Call 2||Community Groups/NGOs/Arts Centres||Friday 17th Jun|
|International Development||Artists||Friday 29th Jul|
|John McGahern Award||Writers||Friday 29th Jul|
|Individual Artist Bursary Programme||Artists||Friday 4th Nov|
|Platform 31||Artists||TBA |
Creative Ireland Open Call 2022 - Round 1
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Friday March 4th, 2022.
A central theme of Creative Ireland is collaboration in order to facilitate an ecosystem of creativity and to nurture the creative imagination through active engagement with the arts and culture. The Creative Ireland Programme defines 'creativity' as the capacity to transcend accepted ideas and norms and by drawing on imagination to create new ideas that bring additional value to human activity.
Who can apply?
Any group within the community (or a venue or organisation working with a group) can look to develop a project with professional practitioners in any creative or cultural arena such as visual or performing arts, literature, cultural heritage or any other culture and creativity area. A group may approach the professional practitioner with a view to developing a project or visa-versa. While the application will most often be in the name of the community group, in some cases, such as where the applicant is an arts organisation or agency, it may be more appropriate for that organisation to be the applicant. In all cases, it is vital that the project is a collaboration and that both the voice of the artist and the voice of the community members is evident.
We particularly welcome project proposals that involve groups that have had little or no previous involvement in creative projects for whatever reason; and in such cases we will endeavour to give whatever advice and assistance we can to ensure such projects can achieve the best possible experience for everyone involved.
The approach, purpose or subject matter of a project can start from any interest that the applicants share. It can be about the nature of the applicants themselves: being young; being old; being from a particular place. It can be to do with an interest shared by the group and artist for our future; our past; the environment; technology; for how we interact with each other, and how or whether people have the opportunity to express themselves.
First time applicants may decide to apply initially to research an idea for a project, rather than commit to a longer, more involved and complex process. In these instances, the Creative Ireland programme can cover the costs of doing that, particularly the costs of professional practitioners to work with groups, who can then go on to develop and submit a further application for a longer project in a subsequent round.
Invitation to Tender - Leitrim Creative Ireland Projects Management
Leitrim County Council invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to manage Leitrim County Council’s Creative Ireland Open Call and Cruinniú na nÓg programmes.
The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. The Creative Ireland Vision for Leitrim is to nurture and foster creative expression in all its diversity; to embrace and welcome new ideas; and to 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.
Leitrim County Council now invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to manage the 2022 Creative Ireland Open Call and Cruinniú na nÓg programmes. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of the creative sector and may have a background in Arts & Culture or Community Development.
About the Open Call
The Creative Ireland Open Call is a countywide open call to community groups, organisations, venues, artists, writers, performers, archaeologists, historians, archivists and everyone involved in the culture and creative sectors to develop high quality projects and programmes that enable groups and individuals to realise their full creative potential and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage.
About Cruinniú na nÓg
Cruinniú na nÓg is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture and creativity in young people. Groups and organisations are invited to develop events in areas such as visual arts, performance to workshops on heritage or explorations of culture, food or fashion with the emphasis on ‘doing’, ‘making’, ‘creating’.
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This contract is offered on the basis of a fixed-term Contract for Services that will average 15 hours per week from the date of appointment until the 31st December 2022.
Expressions of Interest must be submitted by email only in Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm Friday 4th February 2022. The point of contact for queries and information is the Arts Office of Leitrim County Council. All queries or requests for information to this tender must be via email to email@example.com.