Twenty-one grants are to be allocated to a range of community groups, organisations and individuals from Creative Waterford funding. The successful applicants to the Creative Waterford Open Call 2021 scheme were notified of their grants at the end of April. Waterford City and County Council Culture Team manages this funding on behalf of Creative Ireland.
Katherine Collins, Creative Waterford Coordinator said “Creative Waterford received 67 applications for grants this year. The standard of applications has been exceptionally high. We are delighted that there is such a strong spirit of optimism in the community. Groups, festivals, individuals and organisations are seizing the opportunity to get back out telling their stories & celebrating their creativity.”
Grants were awarded to:
David Bjelac and Christopher Halligan
Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology
Carbally Community Development Project
Waterford Sustainable Living Initiative (SLi)
Waterford Educate together parents association.
Wendy Livingstone L Shanahan
Waterford Maritime Community History
Dún Garbhán le Gaeilge
Eadaoin Walsh said “Creativity is part of who we are as a species and it’s certainly part of me, a native of Waterford. I am the producer for the theatre project ‘Flood’ which is a fantastic play by Ger Bourke. Being awarded funding from Creative Waterford will allow this project progress further on its journey to the stage. This year has been tough in many ways and we have had a few false starts in bringing this play to the public – hopefully this time, it will be seen, appreciated, perhaps loved. It’s a great play, we are grateful for the support and the whole team hopes you enjoy it!”
According to Rose Fogarty “We in Clonea Power Old School Clg are delighted to be awarded funding for our project ‘Our Future is in our Past’ bringing our community together. This Creative Waterford initiative will give us a chance to capture voices of our elderly telling their life stories for posterity and how their community has impacted on their lives which in turn teaches us better ways to interact with each other. The completed project will be shown to the community in the Autumn in a community evening in our newly renovated Old School 1870 building.”
Waterford City and County Council has run the Creative Waterford Open Call since 2017and invites everyone to look at the superb projects delivered by Waterford communities and artists at https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en/waterford/