€8,000 budget for Killarney to show its creative side

Projects must have a creative element and offer opportunities for participation and engagement by communities

IDEAS and quotations are being sought from creative professionals, communities and organisations to develop arts-related projects in each municipal district in Kerry for 2020.

Following on from the success of the 2019 projects, the Creative Ireland programme is now open for creative practitioners and citizens in Kerry to support creativity in the community.

The initiative is seeking ideas that will engage with the themes of environmental sustainability, innovation and creative industry and 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, including Killarney.

Creative professionals from any discipline are invited to quote

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

The organisers would also like to hear from professionals from across the creative industries such as graphic and product designers, animation studios, craft makers and designers, publishers, as well as television and film production and animation specialists.

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.

The closing date for receipt of quotations is 1.00pm on Monday, July 13 and quotations are being sought from via the website http://www.kerrycoco.ie/home3/arts/arts-forms/.

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