SDCC announce two awards now open for application

The Creative Ireland Programme, a five year initiative, is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 which places creativity at the centre of public policy.

The Programme, which runs from 2017 to 2022, offers a very real opportunity to reinforce the proud tradition we have in South County Dublin in fostering and promoting creativity within the Arts & Culture.

This collaborative process will surface new opportunities for community engagement, participation and creative development.

As part of the Creative Ireland South Dublin Culture and Creativity Plan, a number of initiatives are planned and agreed using the Creative Ireland funds, allocated to South County Dublin.

The first which took place on Easter Monday was:

· Crinniu na Cásca

South Dublin County focused on Tallaght as a Creative Hub with a full programme of events throughout the day.

The programme marked a first collaboration in curating a programme by five of the County’s Cultural organisations:

Tallaght Community Arts, Rua Red, the Civic Theatre, South Dublin Libraries and South Dublin Arts Office.

The following two awards are now open for application:

· Artist & Creatives Collaborative Practice Award (Amount of Award is €15,000)
This 2017 initiative seeks to support an artist or creative in any discipline in their collaborative practice. The successful proposal will have both a professional development element and a community element to it. It will engage with one or all three of the cultural venues in Tallaght and will have access to mentoring opportunities by these venues.

· Emerging Arts Group Incubation Award (Amount of Award is €5,000)
The Culture team wishes to support collectives/groups of emerging young artists and creatives in any discipline, to develop their practice and to promote their presence as a creative and recognisable voice in the County.

Application forms are available on:

Completed applications should be sent to:[email protected]

Closing date for applications 1st September 2017 at 1pm.