A new grant scheme to support community activity as part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2018-2022 has been announced by Wicklow County Council.
The Creative Wicklow Grant Scheme 2018 aims to nurture creativity and cultural heritage among communities in Wicklow in keeping with the aims of the Creative Ireland programme.
Wicklow County Council seeks to support innovative ways to increase engagement between people and their cultural heritage.
This fund is open to not-for-profit organisations, local community groups, arts, heritage and cultural groups, venues and societies. Applications by individuals must be in partnership with a community, cultural or heritage group.
Collaborations between artists and heritage practitioners are encouraged, as are events, activities and projects that “Make a Connection” in line with the theme of European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and those projects that seek to lay the foundations for longer term engagements.
The nominal amount of funding to any one project will typically be between €500 and €2,500 and applications received will be assessed based on an agreed selection criterion.
Mr Michael Nicholson, Director of Services for Community, Cultural and Social Development, said that “Wicklow County Council aims to place creativity and culture at the heart of communities throughout Wicklow, recognising that creativity provides us with a strategy for individual wellbeing, social cohesion and economic success”.
The Creative Wicklow Fund 2018 is being administered by Wicklow County Council and will be evaluated by the Council’s Culture Team. Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 31st May.
Applications and accompanying additional documentation by post should be sent to: Wicklow Creative Ireland Grant Scheme 2018, Community Social & Cultural Development Section, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow. Alternatively, a signed version of the application form may be scanned and emailed to [email protected].
For application forms and guidelines see www.wicklow.ie. All queries and requests for hard copy application forms can be emailed to [email protected]. To speak with a member of Wicklow County Council’s Culture Team contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, or Catherine Wright, Archives; T: 0404 20100 or Arts Office T: 0404 20155