Limerick City and County Council is pleased to announce an open call for Limerick based creative practitioners, organisations and communities of place and interest* to submit applications for Made in Limerick Grants 2021 funded by Creative Ireland.
Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grants 2021 is now closed for new applications. For a full list of successful applicants, click here.
These grants are offered as part of Limerick Creative Ireland Programme to deliver activities taking place in 2021.
Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 is an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. It is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing, to enhance cross-sectoral collaboration and add value to work that is already being undertaken. The core proposition is that participation in a cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement. The values that drive the Creative Ireland Programme should be at the core of the projects proposed for this open call. They are:
*Community of place is a group of people that live in the same area, while a community of interest is a group of people brought together through a common interest, for example a heritage group, literary group, historical society, community drama group, artists collective, community choir.
Purpose of the Made in Limerick Grants 2021
Made in Limerick Grants 2021 aim to support the implementation of the Creative Ireland objectives in Limerick, specifically Pillar 2 of Creative Ireland Programme 2017 -2022: Enabling Creativity in Every Community
As well as the strategic objectives of the Limerick Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018 -2022:
- Objective 2 - Creative Minds: Nurturing and supporting artists and other creators;
- Objective 4 - People, Places, Networks: Enhancing our cultural and creative infrastructure;
- Objective 6 - Creative Citizens: People creating and accessing culture at their doorstep.