Application Invited for Creative Projects in Communities for 2020

Seeking creative professionals: Kerry County Council Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly is inviting creative professionals, communities and organisations to develop projects in each of the five municipal district in Kerry in 2020. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The Arts/Creative Ireland Kerry office at Kerry County Council is seeking quotations from creative professionals, communities and organisations to develop projects in each Municipal District in 2020.

Following on from the success of the 2019 Creative Ireland Kerry Municipal District Projects, Creative Ireland Kerry is delighted to announce further opportunities in 2020.

Creativity in the Community

Creative Ireland funding programme is now open for creative practitioners and citizens across Kerry to support creativity in the community.

The initiative is seeking creatives and communities to engage with the themes of environmental sustainability, innovation and creative industry.

The projects must have a creative element and offer opportunities for participation and engagement by communities, audiences and the wider community.

A budget of €8,000 has been assigned to each of the Municipal Districts of Tralee, Listowel, Killarney, South Kerry and Castleisland/ Chorca Dhuibhne.

Quotations are being sought via the website address below.

All Creative Disciplines Invited

Creative professionals from any creative discipline are invited to quote. This includes cultural project managers, arts festivals and organisations, parade organisers, community-based organisations and artists working in any art-form like architecture, traditional arts, visual arts, music, theatre, film, dance, literature, circus, opera.

Professionals from across the creative industries such as graphic and product designers, animation studios, craft makers and designers, publishers, as well as TV and film production and animation specialists.

Festivals and Arts Organisations

Quotations are welcome also from festivals and arts organisations with a proven track record either based in the county or who are willing to work on a project in the county.

“Applicants must have experience of creative programming and an ability to engage audiences and participants so that many communities can get involved.”, said Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer/Creative Ireland Kerry Co-ordinator.

Local Impact is Key

Interest from collaborative teams who are willing to work across sectors such as arts, heritage and design are also welcome to submit a quotation to realise a project.

Local impact is key, and projects are being sought that will use creative processes and experiences to achieve intensive collaboration at local level.

Multiple villages, towns and town-lands across each specific MD may be included or projects can be concentrated in one area within a Municipal District.

Projects must be delivered in 2020. The closing date for receipt of quotations is 1pm Monday, July 13th. 2020