A host of innovative projects receive funding through the Westmeath Creative Ireland 2023 Grants
Over 20 highly ambitious creative projects have been funded in Westmeath as part of the Creative Ireland Grants in 2023.
Projects kicking off in 2023 range from live podcast shows, to samba bands, animation workshops, art installations, eco-art camps, and much, much more.
In total, the Arts Office allocated €120,000 in Creative Ireland funding for Westmeath for 2023.
This investment in the creative infrastructure of the county comes as Westmeath Arts launches a new 5-year Creative Ireland Strategy. The strategy is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential.
Miriam Mulrennan, County Westmeath Arts Officer said;
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of Creative Ireland Grants in 2023. The application process for 2023 was highly competitive, and the quality of submissions this year speaks to the huge creative capacity of people, groups and organisations in Westmeath. Westmeath is a hub of cultural activity in Ireland, and we are excited to see the county’s creative capacity continue to develop through the Creative Ireland programme over the next 5 years.”
About the Westmeath Arts Office
The Arts Office provides support for the professional, voluntary, community and amateur arts sectors in Westmeath and provides information and advice to the community on Arts related issues.
Since the development of the Arts Office in Westmeath in 2001, the County Council has expanded its support for and contribution to the arts in County Westmeath. The County Arts Office aims to promote access, appreciation, awareness and enjoyment of the arts for all citizens of County Westmeath and also aims to stimulate interest in and promote the knowledge and appreciation of the Arts throughout the County.