Deadline – May 24th 2019 at 4pm


Creative Ireland Waterford announces Open Call grants 2019 for creative and cultural projects.
Waterford City and County Council launches its Creative Ireland Open Call grants 2019 on April 25th. Creative Ireland is a culture based programme designed to promote individual, community and national well being. Waterford City and County Council’s Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 wishes to provide opportunities for access, participation and engagement in culture and creativity for all citizens. This call is open to everyone, from artists & creatives to collectives & communities to apply for funding to assist in developing Waterford’s creativity in all sorts of ways.  The maximum grant to a project is €5,000 and a wide variety of projects were supported in 2018.

Details of the Creative Ireland Waterford Strategy, the information sheet and application form are available at
To assist individuals and communities in their thinking about how to develop and present projects, Waterford City and County Council will present two information sessions on April 25th; one in Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford at 3:00pm. and the other in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan at 6:00pm. These events are free and open to all to attend. Please reserve your place by emailing


Katherine Collins, Creative Ireland Waterford Coordinator said “the objective of the Open Call is to relate your project to the Creative Ireland Waterford Strategy, and to its key themes which include collaboration, participation, communication, empowerment, community, inclusivity, and innovation. We see the public as co-creators of their own cultural and creative experiences, and encourage new, ambitious and meaningful collaborations between individuals and communities that enhance creativity and well being. Waterford is bursting at the seams with creativity and cultural gems, and this open call is an opportunity to showcase that wealth.”

The Information Sheet and Application Form for the Open Call can be found at , by emailing or by phoning 0761102715 / 0761102641. The closing date for applications is Friday May 24th at 4pm. Please refer to the Information Sheet before completing the Application Form.

The deadline for submissions is 4pm on May 24th 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified by June 18th 2019.

Waterford Cultural Quarter Project
Waterford City and County Council
0761102641 / 087 9268520

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