11 September 2020

Update On Our Webinars Series

The Creative Europe Culture Desk Ireland is delighted to present a series of conversations in October which will focus on Creative Europe projects involving both Irish arts organisations and Irish artists.

We will hear how their experiences have benefited both the organisation and the artists’ practice and we will discuss the practicalities of being involved in such high level, international projects.

OCTOBER SERIES 1: BePart Project | Cork Midsummer Festival

  • September Series #1
  • In Conversation with Kath Gorman from Cork Midsummer Festival and visual artist, Marie Brett
  • Date TBC

Our first conversation in our September series features Kath Gorman from Cork Midsummer Festival, one of Ireland’s most renowned arts festivals, and visual artist, Marie Brett.

Both Kath and Marie have been involved in BE PART- BEyond PARTticipation, a Creative Europe co-funded project. BE PART (2019 - 2023) is an audience and organisational development project in the field of participatory art practices implemented by 10 EU and non-EU partners. The project will create a European network of co-authors, supported by artists and organisations to collectively foster new approaches and structures for the co-creation and mobility of artworks.

We will talk about their experiences working on this innovative project and how they successfully commissioned a public platform under Covid restrictions. 


  • October Series #2
  • In conversation with Edel Tobin from Waterford Walls and Katherine Collins, Waterford County Council
  • Date TBC

The Murals for Community project is one of the few Irish-led projects in the current Creative Europe Programme. While the project was artistically conceived by Edel Tobin of Waterford Walls, Waterford County Council took on the significant administrative and operational challenge of leading this EU project.

Murals for Communities explores the potential of mural arts as a tool for community engagement by creating mural art works with community involvement. The project seeks to expand the careers of mural artists within the European cultural scene. Find out more here in our Murals for Communities case study. 

This webinar is a unique opportunity to look at two Irish perspectives on the same project – how Murals for Community demonstrates the high level of artistic and creative excellence here to succeed at EU level; and how a local council took on the considerable challenge of managing the project through some very challenging times.


  • Creative Europe Culture Office Information Session on Erasmus+ Partnerships for Creativity Call
  • Thursday 17th September at 11am 
  • Event Over

Erasmus+ Partnerships for Creativity Call has been published. This call has arisen from identified needs for Erasmus+ to respond to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The actions make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth. There are two specific areas for the call and these are:

  • Call for Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness in the fields of school education, vocational education and training, and higher education
  • Call for Partnerships for Creativity in the fields of youth, school education and adult education.

Most relevant for the cultural and creative sectors is the Call for Partnerships for Creativity in the fields of youth, school education and adult education. The full details of the call are available on the European Commission website here and an outline of information can be found below.

Creative Europe Culture Office will present a webinar session in order to go through the details of this call for the culture and creative sectors. We will also inform you when we have further details on an application workshop led by Leargas the National Agency. Outline of the call:

  • Deadline for application is 29 October for projects starting between 1 March – 30 June 2021
  • Projects must involve a minimum of 3 organisations from 3 participating countries
  • Lead organisation applies to their national authority (Leargas) on behalf of all the participating organisations
  • Projects can last up to a maximum of 2 years
  • Maximum grant for this call is €300k per project (calculated at a flat rate per month)
  • Open to all organisations active in the cultural and creative sectors
  • 2 priorities for this call: Innovative Practices in the digital era + skills development and inclusion through activity in the arts.

Please register here for this event on webinar which will take place on Thursday 17th September at 11:00am.