Create have announced that they have been awarded the tender to manage the pilot programme of Creative Places Ireland, to take place in Tuam, Co Galway.
Creative Places Ireland is a three-year pilot programme, led by the Arts Council, for communities around the country that have not previously had opportunities to benefit from sustained public arts investment.
This pilot programme programme (2020-2022) with funding of €150,000 per annum, aims to build capacity locally for a sustainable grassroots approach to creativity and arts engagement. It will create new opportunities for local communities to collaborate on meaningful arts experiences, both during the three year programme and afterwards.
This programme will form a key part of Create’s thinking and work over the next three years, and they look forward to working with the people of Tuam to establish a durational, sustainable, community based arts practice in the town. Create welcome Carolann Courtney to their team – Carolann will be based in Tuam, managing the programme with support from the rest of the Create team.