Creative Professionals Sought To Develop Projects In Municipal Districts

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Members of Killarney Drama Circle, who presented ‘The Other War’ by Alemseged Tesfai, production which was supported by Kerry County Council Arts Department/ Creative Ireland Kerry Office. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

THE Arts/Creative Ireland Kerry Office at Kerry County Council is seeking quotations from creative professionals to develop projects in each Municipal District in 2019.

The projects must have a creative element and offer opportunities for participation and engagement by communities, audiences and the wider community.

A budget of €9,000 has been assigned to each of the Municipal Districts of Tralee, Listowel, South & West Kerry and Killarney.

“This is an opportunity for the Creative Ireland Programme to have a very real impact at local level,” stated the Cathaoirleach at Kerry County Council, Councillor Norma Foley.

Quotations are being sought from experienced professionals via the website The closing date for receipt of quotations is 1pm Thursday 11th April next.

Creative professionals from any creative discipline are invited to quote. This includes cultural project managers, arts festivals and organisations, parade organisers, community-based organisations and artists working in any artform (architecture, traditional arts, visual arts, music, theatre, film, dance, literature, circus, opera) and/or professionals from across the creative industries such as graphic & product designers, animation studios, craft makers and designers, publishers, as well as TV & 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.”, stated Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer/Creative Ireland Kerry Co-ordinator.

A ‘Street Spectacle’ project is being looked for in Tralee MD and a project to further develop the cultural heritage of Lixnaw in the Listowel Municipal District is also being sought.

Interest from collaborative teams who are willing to work across sectors such as arts, heritage and design are also welcome to submit a quotation to realise a project.

Local impact is key, and projects are being sought that will use creative processes and experiences to achieve intensive collaboration at local level.

Multiple villages, towns and townlands across each specific MD may be included or projects can be concentrated in one area within a Municipal District. Projects must be delivered in 2019.

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