Would you like your business to be part of Spark 2019?
Spark is programme aimed at companies who are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisation.
Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office Leitrim are now looking for a business in Leitrim that would like to participate in the 2019 programme. Once selected we will work with management to investigate the needs of the company and determine opportunities and approaches that an artist could take which would positively impact on the copmany. We will then recruit a suitable artist to work with the company in response to the needs identified.
The programme provides the artist with the opportunity to work with the company and to make work inspired by the company. Quite naturally, this will be clearly influenced by the adopted environment, thus providing a greater interest and involvement in the work from staff and clients/customers. As well as making work, the artist can develop a programme which may point to new different creative and innovative paths for the company, and serve as a catalyst for new thinking.
What businesses have said about SPARK...
|‘Our Company was fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in the Spark Program. It was an uplifting, fun and mutually beneficial experience for everyone involved - myself, the artist, our employees and customers. The business outcomes were very positive; we differentiated ourselves as a business with an innovative and resourceful ethos in addition to the positive competitive marketing advantage derived. I would urge every business to seriously consider getting involved.’|
|Joseph Dolan, Managing Director, The Bush Hotel.|
|"The 2015 SPARK programme at the Mohill Enterprise Centre provided creative inspiration for staff, students and customers facilitated by the Artist in residence Leo Scarff. The Enterprise Centre plans to continue to collaborate with the creative sector throughout Leitrim to improve, innovate and inspire local businesses."|
|John Mannion, Manager, Mohill Enterprise Centre & Mohill Computer Training|
|"The Involvement of the Leitrim Association of People with Disabilities in the Spark project gave us new energy and challenged us to look at what we do for members. It also reflected back to us the positive benefits we bring to members and the wider community."|
|Rosleen Kielty, Manager, LAPWD|
Spark is funded by Leitrim County Council and Leitrim Local Enterprise Office with the support of the Arts Council.
If you manage a private or public business in Leitrim and would like to get involved in Spark, please contact the arts office and let us know. For further information, please contact Christine Kelly at Leitrim County Council Arts Office on 071 96 21694 or email email@example.com.
Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon County Councils announce recipients of two new film awards.
As part of a new partnership Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together with filmmakers from the three counties with a view to enabling the film sector here to grow and develop. Each of the three local authorities involved in this project recognise the value of film as an artform and the contribution that film can make to the region - socially, culturally and economically. In adopting a regional approach, we recognise that we can achieve a lot more by harnessing the capacity, resources and energy of agencies and practitioners of all three counties.
As part of that, for 2018, we have introduced two new bursary programmes for filmmakers based in Sligo, Leitrim or Roscommon - A Film Collaboration Bursary for collaboration between a writer and filmmaker and a Film Completion Award for film projects already underway.