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24/05/19 Funding opportunities for Culture, Creative and Local Legacy initiatives

Groups are being invited to apply for funding to Donegal County Council under two grant schemes currently open namely the Donegal Culture & Creativity Grants Scheme and the Local Legacies 1919/2019 grant scheme. 


The Donegal Culture & Creativity Grants Scheme 2019 is offering 12 grants of €1,500 each to projects that encourage cooperation and collaboration between communities and heritage specialists, artists, culture professionals and/or creative industries to preserve, conserve, research, practice, exhibit, perform, instruct, engage, enhance, promote or address an aspect of the material or non-material culture in an original, imaginative or creative way. 


The Local Legacies 1919/2019 grant scheme aims to support authentic commemoration that is accepting of differing perspectives of our shared history and promotes respectful remembrance and reconciliation.  A total of €10,000 is available with grants of up to €1,000 considered per application for projects that meet the set criteria. 


Projects funded under this grant scheme will address an aspect of the history of the remaining Decade of Centenaries (1918-1923) in an imaginative, innovative or creative way and will encourage the exploration and understanding of this historical period and promote respectful remembrance and reconciliation.  Projects will also encourage community engagement and/or inter-generational exploration of the period. 


These funding opportunities are being made available through the Creative Ireland programme which is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Donegal County Council and the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 7 June 2019 at 12 noon. 


See here for more information on both grant scheme.

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