The Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019 is now open for applications with grants of between €10,000 and €70,000 being made available from an overall fund of €500,000 for this year. The deadine for receipt of applications has been extended to midnight, 15 June 2018.
The Creative Ireland Programme is a culture-based wellbeing initiative which is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. It is a five year all-of-Government Programme, from 2017 to 2022, to place creativity at the centre of public policy. In 2017, the Creative Ireland Programme supported a range of successful talks, workshops and events on culture, creativity and well-being, to encourage deeper understanding and appreciation of the role of creativity and to promote the new Programme's objectives and underlying values.
This new Scheme aims to identify, support and collaborate with a range of strategic partners on projects which are genuinely innovative, will significantly add value and/or scale to the implementation of the Programme and which will help inform policy and/or cross-sectoral development in the area of culture, creativity and wellbeing. Grants of between €10,000 and €70,000* are available to individuals, organisations, community groups, colleges and cultural institutions, amongst others, from an overall fund of €500,000 for this year. Three themes have been identified as areas of priority for the Partnership Scheme - Individual and Collective Wellbeing, Innovation and Connecting Communities.
*The Department retains the right to amend the funding thresholds.
Click here for further details and application forms for the Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019 are available at creative.ireland.ie.