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Call for proposals: Decarbonising Together, Limerick

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Call for proposals: Decarbonising Together, Limerick

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12/04/22

Call for proposals: Decarbonising Together, Limerick

Calling artists, creatives and creative industry partners! This Limerick climate action project wants to explore decarbonisation – with you as creative collaborators.

One of the 15 projects funded by Creative Ireland through its €2 million Creative Climate Action Fund, Limerick’s Decarbonising Together focuses on making real change through creative collaborations with arts and creative industry partners. 

With the aim of combatting climate change, the practice of decarbonising is all about reducing the carbon (CO2) emissions that human activity causes. It involves emitting less, like burning less fossil fuel, and absorbing more carbon, through actions like planting trees. 

Decarbonisation efforts can also bring other benefits to our communities including improved air and water quality, better health and wellbeing, more comfortable homes, lower noise levels and less waste. The changes in our behaviour and the changes in our daily lives that can contribute towards decarbonisation is what this Limerick project will creatively explore. 

Open call for creative partners

Decarbonising Together’s open call is looking for five artists, creatives, and/or creative industry partners to work collaboratively with a Limerick community to explore an aspect of decarbonisation that matters to them.

With funding available at €12,000 per artist, creative partners can come from a range of disciplines including:

Arts: Music, performing and visual arts; Architecture, Crafts, Design: product, graphic and fashion design; Audiovisual: Film, TV productions, TV, video, radio and photography; IT: software and computer game development; Publishing and literature; Museums, galleries and libraries; Advertising and marketing.

It’s anticipated that the five outputs from the creative collaborations will use diverse skills in a range of creative mediums. 

The project will focus on learning and doing together, and will use Limerick’s Citizen Innovation Lab as a collaboration hub and a platform to empower communities to decarbonise Limerick by 2050, with citizen creativity placed at the core of the process. 

Successful participants can also access Fab Lab Limerick, a maker space and digital fabrication laboratory run by the School of Architecture at University of Limerick and co-located with the Citizen Innovation Lab on Sarsfield Street.

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