Digital Creative Series is Back

After a summer hiatus the Digital Creative Series is back, and we’re building on the success of previous events in the series. If you’ve been following our journey, you will know that our events are more than just gatherings - they’re an opportunity for creative minds to come together, get inspired and learn from each … Continue reading Digital Creative Series is Back

Big News for Traces

If you've ever happened to be in the Garter Lane Gallery on an evening when Traces dance ensemble are rehearsing, you'll have some idea of the energy they bring to their craft. The hypnotic sound of strategic footwork on wooden floors is punctuated with peals of laughter, before the door opens and a sea of … Continue reading Big News for Traces

Image: Katherine Collins, Waterford Creative Ireland Coordinator, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media Catherine Martin TD, Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. John O’Leary, and Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning Kieran O’Donnell TD at the launch of 31 new Local Authority Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Strategies ( 2023-2027) at an event at Farmleigh in Phoenix Park on February 23rd 2023.

Waterford commits to new Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Strategy.

€1,117,751.13 allocated to Creative Ireland projects in Waterford since 2017 €161,161.00 to be allocated for core Creative Ireland initiatives in Waterford County in 2023 Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media Catherine Martin TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning Kieran O’Donnell TD announced the roll out of … Continue reading Waterford commits to new Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Strategy.

Mincéirí Ag Canadh – Travellers Singing

Music and singing form a very important aspect of the Traveller culture and historically traditional songs have been passed down in families and carried around the country by Travellers who helped keep the songs alive. Supported by Creative Ireland Waterford, Waterford City & County Council, the Waterford Traveller Community Development Project and the Waterford Traveller … Continue reading Mincéirí Ag Canadh – Travellers Singing

13/06/2021. FREE TO USE IMAGES. Cruinniu na nOg. The children from Rang 6 Gaelscoil Phortlairge, sending their message of positivity to the world as the celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg at Kilmurrin Cove, Co. Waterford with local artist Sean Corcoran from The Art Hand. Picture: Patrick Browne

Submissions are welcomed for the new draft Creative Waterford Strategy 2023-2027.

Waterford City and County Council are inviting you to give feedback on our Creative Waterford draft strategy and would like your submissions on what further actions can be taken under each priority.   The draft strategy has six priorities:   People and Place. Daoine agus Áit Building in Creativity. Tógáil agus Foirgníocht sa Chruthaitheacht Supporting our Creative … Continue reading Submissions are welcomed for the new draft Creative Waterford Strategy 2023-2027.

Students at Ursuline Primary School making murals with artist Caoilfhionn Hanton. Photographer: Joe Evans

Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 Grants Announced

Twelve grants have been allocated to a range of community groups, organisations and individuals in Waterford City and County. Successful applicants to the Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 scheme were notified of funding allocations in late March. Katherine Collins, Creative Waterford Coordinator said “Communities and individuals are invited to see themselves as co-creators of their … Continue reading Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 Grants Announced

Future collaborations for the successful Diverse Creatives project

Waterford as a port city that has always been influenced by diverse cultures and nationalities from the Vikings, Huguenot settlers to Penrose, Malcolmson and Whyte shipbuilders. Things such as Waterford Glass, the Waterford Blaa and many of the things that are celebrated as Waterford are the products of its diversity. Diversity has formed so many … Continue reading Future collaborations for the successful Diverse Creatives project

Cast members from the Good Aul Days project Waterford. Funded by Creative Ireland Waterford. Photograph courtesy of David Bjelac.

Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 open for applications

The Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 applications welcomed until February 28th. The Creative Ireland Programme in Waterford is delighted to announce that funding for projects that embed creativity in the community is now available. The annual Creative Waterford Open Call accepts applications from groups, organisations and individuals. A collaborative approach that brings creatives and groups … Continue reading Creative Waterford Open Call 2022 open for applications

Our future is our past Clonea Power project

Creative Waterford Open Call 2021 Grants Announced

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. … Continue reading Creative Waterford Open Call 2021 Grants Announced

Adele Stanley Painting Ceramics

Celebrating creativity and a cup of tea with friends

Ah go on… celebrates creativity and the positive mental health messages a cup of tea with friends can bring. The project was delivered by use of instructional videos created by local Waterford artist Adele Stanley and with supplementary in person support from the Occupational Therapy Team at the Department of Psychiatry. Ah go on… an … Continue reading Celebrating creativity and a cup of tea with friends