27 October 2020
We are showcasing some of the Irish projects that were funded under the Creative Europe Programme 2014-2020. Creative Europe projects work with local communities and audiences in each partner country as well as facilitating European mobility, exchanges, and international networking. You can search our Case Studies database here to find out more about projects with Irish partners.
The Murals for Community project is one of five 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. Watch the webinar below to find out more about Murals for Community, its Irish lead partners, community groups and artists. The project is a partnership between three cities: Waterford, Kaunus (Lithuania), and Heerleen (Netherlands). Artists work with marginalised community groups to devise and create murals in each city.
The project explores the potential of mural arts as a tool for community engagement by creating murals with marginalised community groups - in Ireland the project worked with local migrant groups in Waterford. The project also seeks to expand the careers of mural artists within the European cultural scene. Some of the activities in Ireland include:
- Waterford leg of Murals For Communities took place from 5th -15th August, 2020.
- The project Irish partner, Waterford Walls, were invited to be part of the Galway 2020 regional programme.
- There will be a final Murals for Communities online conference hosted by CreateFest that will run from 5th to 7th November, 2020.
- A handbook and leaflet for policy makers and funders based on partner research on how to engage with local community groups, identify artists, and build the professional capacity of artists will be published on the Mural for Communities website in December, 2020.
- Check out the events from each city and partner here.
Find out more and keep up with their 2020 events via the Murals for Communties website.