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Michael Nicholson, Director of Services for Community, Cultural and Social Development.

Michael Nicholson, Director of Services for Community, Cultural and Social Development.

Michael Nicholson, Director of Services for Community, Cultural and Social Development.

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A new grant scheme supporting community activity as part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2018-2022 will be administered by Wicklow County Council’s Culture and Creative Team.

Wicklow County Council seeks to support community projects that communicate and celebrate aspects of Wicklow people, place and topics in creative and innovative ways in keeping with the aims of the Creative Ireland programme.

Projects that effectively capture and showcase the richness of County Wicklow’s culture, heritage, nature and history in a wide variety of formats and to a range of audiences will be favoured. Projects outputs may include a wide range of formats such as podcasts, video/film, exhibition, trails, oral recordings, publications, interpretive signage or a mixture of these.

Michael Nicholson, Director of Services for Community, Cultural and Social Development, said: “Wicklow County Council aims to place creativity and culture at the heart of communities throughout Wicklow, recognising that creativity provides us with a strategy for individual wellbeing, social cohesion and economic success”.

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This fund is open to not-for-profit organisations, local community groups, arts, heritage and cultural groups, venues and societies. Applications by individuals must be in partnership with a community, cultural or heritage group.

The nominal amount of funding to any one project will typically be between €500 and €2,500 and applications received will be assessed based on an agreed selection criterion.

The Creative Wicklow Fund 2022 is being administered by Wicklow County Council and will be evaluated by the Council’s Culture Team. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, June 24.

Applications must be made online, visit https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Arts-Heritage-Archives/Creative-Ireland-Wicklow/Creative-Wicklow-Grant-Scheme-2022 for the application link and further information.


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