Invitation to Tender
Leitrim Creative Ireland Projects Management
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 14th February
Leitrim County Council invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to manage the 2019 Creative Ireland Open Call and Cruinniú na nÓg programmes.
The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. Creative Ireland defines creativity as a set of innate abilities and learned skills: the capacity of individuals and organisations to transcend accepted ideas and norms and by drawing on imagination to create new ideas that bring additional value to human activity. Continuous engagement with the arts and culture is enormously beneficial for building creative capacities and enhancing wellbeing and culture and creativity essential features of an innovative society where the ability to conceptualise is more important than knowledge. An important aspect to the Creative Ireland programme is the collaborative nature of the programme between national and local government and as part of the programme each local authority has prepared a Culture and Creativity strategy to support this work.
About Leitrim County Council’s Culture & Creativity Strategy
The Creative Ireland Vision for Leitrim is to nurture and foster creative expression in all its diversity; to embrace and welcome new ideas; and to create the conditions to help turn those ideas into reality and embed creativity into all aspects of the social, economic and cultural life of Leitrim.
The five strategic priorities of Leitrim’s Culture and Creativity strategy are –
|Creative Potential||To contribute to every child’s development by providing access to and engagement with creative activities and opportunities to explore different forms of creative expression.|
|Creative Community||To provide opportunities for communities throughout Leitrim to explore their own creativity through promoting greater access and inclusion to the wide range of creative activities and cultural infrastructure and resources across the county.|
|Creative Place||To recognise the value of our outstanding rich and diverse natural landscape, heritage, cultural infrastructure and the scale of our creative sector as vital resources and sources of inspiration for creative practitioners and the wider community.|
|Creative Connections ||To support the creative sector in growing its national and global footprint through national and international linkages enhancing Leitrim’s reputation as a centre of creativity.|
|Creative Enterprise||To strengthen and develop Leitrim’s capacity as a creative hub and cultural cluster and enhance potential for economic development and sustainability in the Creative and Culture Sector|
About the Open Call
The Creative Ireland Open Call is a countywide open call to community groups, organisations, venues, artists, writers, performers, archaeologists, historians, archivists and everyone involved in the culture and creative sectors to develop high quality projects and programmes that enable groups and individuals to realise their full creative potential and develop and encourage greater access, knowledge and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage.
About Cruinniú na nÓg
Cruinniú na nÓg is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture and creativity in young people. Groups and organisations are invited to develop events in areas such as visual arts, performance to workshops on heritage or explorations of culture, food or fashion with the emphasis on ‘doing’, ‘making’, ‘creating’.
Leitrim County Council now invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to manage the 2019 Creative Ireland Open Call and Cruinniú na nÓg programmes. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of the creative sector and may have a background in Arts & Culture or Community Development. Responsibilitites include advertising and promotion; facilitation of project development; management of applications; documentation; monitoring & evaluation and reporting.
Full details of the role can be downloaded HERE
Expressions of Interest must be submitted by email only in Word or PDF format to email@example.com before 5pm Thursday 14th February 2019. The point of contact for queries and information is the Arts Office of Leitrim County Council. All queries or requests for information to this tender must be via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cruinniú na nÓg celebrating creativity in young people
Thanks to everyone who orgnasied events for Leitrim's first Cruinniú na nÓg, and to all the children and young people and their parents who came out on the day. Creative Ireland had their cameras with them and stopped by Manorhamlton and Effernagh and made this fabulous film clip. Take a look!
Next year we'll be looking to support more groups that want to organise events and activities for children and young people for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019. If you want to be kept informed make sure and join the arts office mailing list. The link is in the menu on the left.
Leitrim County Council publishes Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018 - 2022
At its last meeting, the members of Leitrim County Council adopted the council's first Culture & Creativity Strategy. The vision of Creative Ireland is that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to fully realise his or her creative potential. The Creative Ireland Vision for Leitrim is to nurture and foster creative expression in all its diversity; embrace and welcome new ideas; and create the conditions to help turn those ideas into reality and embed creativity into all aspects of the social, economic and cultural life of Leitrim. The new strategy sets out the priorities to achieve that objective in a comprehensive plan and as well as achieving that under the Creative Ireland programme, a central purpose of the strategy is to act as guidance and a key influencer in the development of all cultural policies and corporate planning developed during the tenure of the Creative Ireland programme.