Funding | Creative Ireland Kilkenny Grant Scheme 2019

Closing date for receipt of applications: 7 August, 5.00pm.

The Creative Ireland Programme is a five-year all-of-government initiative to place culture and creativity at the centre of public policy, and to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. Its vision is ‘That every person living in Ireland will have the opportunity to fully realise his or her creative potential’. Creative Ireland defines creativity as a set of innate abilities and learned skills: the capacity of individuals and organisations to accepted ideas and norms and by drawing on imagination to create new ideas that bring additional value to human activity.

Kilkenny County Council will award a limited number of grants to cultural projects in the county as part of the Creative Ireland 2019 Programme. The grant scheme will provide financial support to local and community groups and individuals, artistic and creative practitioners, event organisers and those involved in creative, cultural and heritage activities and projects, to encourage cultural participation throughout Kilkenny.

Any proposal must reflect the requirements of Pillar 2 from the Creative Ireland programme:

Pillar 2: Enabling Creativity in Every Community – The primary objective of this pillar is citizen engagement with their County Culture and Creativity Plans. More information on the Creative Ireland Pillars can be found on creativeireland.gov.ie/en/about

The amount awarded to any one project will not exceed €5,000 in 2019. The quantity and value of awards will comprise of two awards to the value of €2,500 and one award to the value of €5000.

To apply you must complete and submit the Creative Ireland Kilkenny Open Call 2019 Application Form which is available at link here: kilkennylibrary.ie/…

Please send all applications to Laura Minogue, Creative Ireland, Library Section, Kilkenny County Council, Johns Green House, Johns Green, Kilkenny.

Telephone: 056/7794997 or email: laura.minogue@kilkennycoco.ie.

The date for completion of the event/project is March 2020.

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