Reimagine Letterkenny, Creating a Cultural Corridor is an open call for a multidisciplinary design team to explore creatively with the local community how this walkway could be used more by the town, become an attractive pedestrian asset and create a cultural identity uniting three of the main cultural buildings in Letterkenny town.
The winning team will be a multi-disciplinary team which includes an architect or architectural graduate. IAF encourage the team to also include a broad mix of professional backgrounds and skill sets that may include, but not be limited to, designers, artists, geographers, historians, social scientists, social workers, community workers, urban planners and so on. The mission is to highlight the walkway and its benefit to the community connecting important cultural areas in the town, to increase the feeling of safety in this area and increase greater use.
This Open Call is commissioned by Donegal County Council, with additional grant-aid support from Creative Ireland’s, Creative Communities programme and produced by the IAF’s Reimagine Programme.
Through this open call, the aim of the stakeholders is to use creative strategies and potential design solutions to find a way to better connect An Grianán Theatre, The Regional Culture Centre (RCC) and the Donegal County Museum to each other and to the rest of Letterkenny Town. They intend to increase awareness and use of the pathway.
This Open Call worth €25,000 (incl vat) will see the winning team collaboratively engage with groups from Letterkenny in order to develop a public outcome and installation in the Letterkenny in 2020. The winning team will be expected to deliver a solution under the two categories;
– Collaborative Process: Meet the stakeholders and community to research, co-create and develop the public output in a number of creative sessions to be proposed in response to this call.
– Public Output: Create a permanent intervention to create awareness and increase use of the pathway
The total budget for this project including design fee, manufacturing, install, transport, events, expenses and including VAT is €25,0000.