Creative Wicklow Grants 2022

A new grant scheme to support community activity as part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2018-2022 has been announced by Wicklow County Council’s Culture & Creative Team. Applications are now invited by closing date of Friday 24th June.

Wicklow County Council seeks to support community projects that communicate and celebrate aspects of Wicklow People, Place and Topics in creative and innovative ways in keeping with the aims of the Creative Ireland programme.  

Projects that effectively capture and showcase the richness of County Wicklow’s culture, heritage, nature and history in a wide variety of formats and to a range of audiences will be favoured. Projects outputs may include a wide range of formats such as podcasts, video/film, exhibition, trails, oral recordings, publications, interpretive signage or a mixture of these.

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.

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:  “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 2022 is being administered by Wicklow County Council and will be evaluated by the Council’s Culture Team. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday   24th June 2022. Applications must be made online, visit https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Arts-Heritage-Archives/Creative-Ireland-Wicklow/Creative-Wicklow-Grant-Scheme-2022 for the application link and further information.

All queries via email to either wicklowheritage@wicklowcoco.ie  or to wao@wicklowcoco.ie. To speak with a member of Wicklow County Council’s Culture & Creative Team contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, or Catherine Wright, Archives; T: 0404 20100 or Arts Office T: 0404 20155

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