Small Sparks is new project, developed under Leitrim's Creative Ireland programme for businesses of any size to work with an artist for three weeks. There are no preconditions on what the project might entail and there is no obligation to have produced anything by the end of the project - though a materials budget is available for these purposes if required. The programme is a further development of Spark, which is a 6-month artist-in-residence programme developed in 2012 by Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office for companies that are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisation. Spark provides an artist with the opportunity to work with the company and to undertake work inspired by the company. Quite naturally, this will be clearly influenced by the adopted environment, thus providing a greater interest and involvement in the work from staff and clients/customers. As well as making work, what the artist does may point to new different creative and innovative paths for the company, and serve as a catalyst for new thinking.
Small Sparks provides companies from Leitrim of any size or description that have never collaborated with artists the opportunity to dip their toe in the water and to see what can be gained from working with artists.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.