Invitation to Collaboration — In the Open — Faoin Spéir

Closing date: 17:30, Thursday 22nd April 2021

Webinar for applicants: 18 February 2021, 2pm–3.30pm

Maximum awarded: €90,000

Artform and practice(s): Local Place and Public Art

In the Open | Faoin Spéir, a special purpose Invitation to Collaboration round in 2021, has been developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022.

It is expected that up 14 places around the country will receive an In the Open | Faoin Spéir award.

The award will support:
– local-authority-identified-and-led outdoor programme in partnership with one or more arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival and / or curator, or
– arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival (currently supported by the Arts Council) identified-and-led public programme in partnership with a local authority.

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