Download our Case Studies publication Across Borders Across the Board featuring profiles of all of the projects funded under the Culture Programme 2007-2013 that involved Irish organisations. Take a look at some examples of Creative Europe funded projects below and get some ideas for your own activities. These are mostly projects involving Irish partners. You can see who their partners were, the types of activities that were funded and follow links to the projects' websites.
Art form: Visual Arts
A Woman’s Work project uses photography and digital media to challenge the dominant view of gender and work in Europe. The project will explore the shifting relationship between home and the workplace through artistic collaboration and exchange across borders to co-produce exhibitions, publications and online resources.
Blind Engagement in Accessible Museum Projects (BEAM UP) features The Glucksman Gallery, Cork as a partner. Beam Up is the follow-up to the VIBE project which was also financed by the Creative Europe Programme. VIBE was a project designed to create the first model of contemporary art temporary exhibition accessible both by seeing and visually impaired people.
Cultural Adaptations will focus on culture’s role in society’s adaptation to climate change and on issues that cultural organisations themselves need to think about.
Futures is a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists.
Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE) will develop supports for artists, designers, curators and cultural workers working in the field of glass in the UK and across Europe through the provision of mobility visits, residencies, exhibitions, professional transnational classes and audience development initiatives such as artist-led community workshops, symposiums and an annual forum.
In From the Margins will be a a three-year programme of Studios of Sanctuary residencies working with artists with experience of displacement. The project will feature exchanges of their work as well as engagement with refugees, schools and wider communities.
Magic Carpets is a platform uniting fifteen European cultural organisations that create opportunities for emerging artists to travel, make work with local communities, and engage in cultural activism.
Memory of Water is an artist-led project exploring post-industrial waterfront heritage in the context of urban planning and community development.
Murals for Communities project 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. The lead partner is Waterford City & Council / Waterford Walls, Ireland.
Our Many Europes project sets out to explore the ways in the 1990s created the conditions under which Europeans live today. OME will focus on audience development and transnational mobility of museum staff and artists who will improve their professional skills through peer learning.
Parallel is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography.
PUSH+ project will stimulate European dialogue and initiate new artistic ideas and performances around three topics in performance for young audiences - Home, Failure and Different Bodies. Each topic will have a year-long focus with a Lab, Residency and Festival Visit/Presentation. PUSH+ will also explore three artistic formats - Participatory, Site-specific and Inter-generational across all three topics.
The project will give an artistic shape to various kinds of real and metaphorical walls that divide people, individual, social and racial groups, nations and countries. Artistic undertakings will include informal performances, audiovisual art, street art and theatre performances designed for a professional stage.
Voyage Inside a Blind Experience (VIBE) is an exhibition that can be enjoyed by a visually impaired public, through works by the renowned artists Anni and Josef Albers as well as tactile models, darkroom installations, interactive displays and educational programmes.
Womarts aims to highlight and support the creativity of women from a cross-sectoral perspective with a focus on the following sectors of the Cultural and Creative Industries: Literature/publishing/comics; Fine & Visual arts including printmaking, lens based media, new digital tendencies; Performing arts (music & performances); Cinema.
A creative exchange project that brought disabled artists from Ireland, Germany and Denmark together to practise, learn and exhibit their work, the project contributed to social as well as creative exchange.
Changing Tracks will commission contemporary visual/digital artists from the participating countries to create new artworks that explore and respond to the theme of former railway lines, from their original purpose and revolutionary impact on Europe’s natural and economic landscape to their current form, function and association with tourism and recreational activities.
The Contemporary Self-Portraits (CSP) project focuses on giving individuals, local communities and different European regions ways of expressing their personal, local and European identity through self-portraits. Participants will gain an experience of being important, seen and heard as they are.
Eurochild promotes interculutral dialogue, creative expression and exchange to encourage children to become aware of the diversity and cultural wealth in Europe.
Flâneur - New Urban Narratives is a network project based on an international partnership of some 20 organisations from 11 different countries. Its main purpose is to carry out artistic interventions in public spaces through contemporary photography.
A rolling curatorial platform for performance practices in contemporary visual arts.
The project aim is to promote participatory art methods and situation specific art on four European streets.
LOCIS is an artist-in-residence programme involving a rural local authority (Ireland), an arts centre in a large provincial town (Poland) and an arts organisation in a suburb of a capital city (Sweden).
MAP XXL promotes the mobility of artists and cultural workers from all disciplines with a view to stimulating new creative processes.
Emerging European Visual Arts - Mobility and Production Residencies
SAMKURA is the Georgian name for a small earth covering plant which has a leaf composed of a stem and three interconnected leaflets. The name in its Georgian form suggests the image of ‘three ears connected together’. SAMKURA visualises the cooperation of a constellation of cultures (Ireland, Greece and Portugal) represented by the three leaves or ‘ears’, whose stem is represented by Georgia and Armenia. SAMKURA was a trans-European art and culture exchange linking European limits.
Úr, Sanskrit root (an Indo-European word, suffix, prefix, noun, verb or adverb, appearing in modern European and many Indo-European languages. In Gaelic Úr can mean new or fresh, whereas in German it means old or original. In this context Úr refers to the ancient Persian city as well the modern Gaelic meaning).