Creative and Cultural Jobs Stimulus Measure Funding 2020


The Creative Ireland Culture Team in Louth is pleased to announce an open call for Louth based creative practitioners, to submit applications for the Creative and Cultural Jobs Stimulus Measure Funding 2020. The purpose of this funding is primarily to boost Ireland’s economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to stimulate the cultural and creative sector in local communities. These grants are offered as part of Louth Creative Ireland Programme to deliver activities taking place between September and December 2020.

Under this one-off funding stream, it is intended that the Creative and Cultural Jobs Stimulus Measure Funding will:

  • place creativity at the heart of economic development,

  • provide innovative and collaborative place-making projects in local areas,

  • provide for collaboration, and

  • professional development of creative practitioners and creative industries

Funding will be considered for a broad range of initiatives including:

  • Providing grants for creative operators to adapt, reposition or reskill themselves or to repurpose their assets/offering to ensure they may continue to connect and engage with their local communities;

  • Enabling access to digital skilling and/or introductions to new technologies (e.g. FabLabs) by creative operators;

  • Proposals from creatives to animate small towns and villages to ensure the continued delivery of creative initiatives;

  • Supporting creative operators to connect with small to medium enterprises, public buildings, or local communities to explore imaginative ways to collaborate on creative experiences;

  • Using creative operators to facilitate the regeneration or reimagining of place in collaboration with heritage and environmental groups;

  • Supporting local cultural heritage venues, including galleries, theatres, and museums to adapt and reposition their programme to provide smaller socially-distanced events to audiences and/or provide their spaces (as larger socially-distanced spaces) to support local creative economic or community activities.

Application Process

  • Proposals are sought from individual creatives and organisations that will stimulate jobs and ensure the continued delivery of creative initiatives in Louth. Your proposal should reflect and deliver the strategic objectives contained in the Louth Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022.

  • Creative practitioners in the fields of Visual Art, Heritage, Local History, Architecture, Theatre, Film, Craft, Dance, Music, Literature, Traditional Arts, Circus, Street Art & Spectacle affected by Covid-19 are eligible to apply.

  • There is no Application Form for this scheme.

  • Please submit a detailed proposal outlining your project, the process involved and what it hopes to achieve.

  • Proposals should be no more than 3 pages in length.

  • Include a timeline of project, collaboration partners etc. and how your creative practice will benefit from this activity.

  • Indicate what previous experience you have or track record in similar creative undertakings. You may include a CV to demonstrate track record.

  • Please indicate the funding amount sought, outlining the total budget costs covering all aspects of the proposal, including materials, insurance, professional fees etc.

  • You may attach images if relevant to the proposal.

  • Applicants must have PPS number or a Tax Reference number, be Tax compliant with up to date Tax Clearance Certificate if applicable.

  • Submissions should be sent by email only to: with the subject Louth Open Call Creative and Cultural Job Stimulus Funding 2020, and must be received by Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 4pm.

Important Note: As this is funding is from Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture Sports and Gaeltacht, successful applicants need to agree to the progress and final output of the work being promoted by Creative Ireland and their associated media contacts, and permission must be also given to have photos/clips circulated on social media.