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Creative Westmeath Community Grant 2021

About Creative Ireland

The Creative Ireland Programme is in year 5 of a five year all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. Continuous engagement with the arts and culture is enormously beneficial for building creative capacities. Enhancing wellbeing, culture and creativity are essential features of an innovative society where the ability to conceptualise is more important than knowledge. An important aspect of the Creative Ireland programme is its collaborative nature - between national and local government, and as part of this each local authority has prepared a Culture and Creativity strategy to support this work.
Priorities of Westmeath County Council’s Culture & Creativity Strategy

The strategic priorities of Westmeath’s Culture and Creativity strategy are:

  1. To enhance opportunities for working with youths
  2. To support collaborative practice within Westmeath County Council
  3. To nurture and support artists networks and communities of practice
  4. To enhance meaningful engagement between community and artists
  5. To examine opportunities for Westmeath County Council to cooperate with other County Councils on programme elements under the Creative Ireland framework
  6. To respond to the Creative Ireland support to undertake a Westmeath Cultural Mapping Audit
  7. To explore activities that engage communities in projects around themes of ‘collecting memories’
  8. To develop links with local industries, creative practitioners and communities
  9. To support initiatives and projects that promote the Irish language in Westmeath

About the Open Call

The Westmeath Creative Ireland Open Call is a county-wide call to community groups, organisations, venues, artists, writers, performers, archaeologists, historians, archivists and everyone involved in the culture and creative sectors. The call encourages the development high quality projects and programmes which enable groups and individuals to realise their full creative potential and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage.


Further information and application forms are available here.

Completed forms must be emailed to arts@westmeathcoco.ie on or before Friday 26th February 2021

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 03/03/2021