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Creative Climate Action fund seeks to spark imaginations

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Creative Climate Action fund seeks to spark imaginations

4 min read


Creative Climate Action fund seeks to spark imaginations

The Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications is delighted to announce the launch of Creative Climate Action.

The €2 million fund- the first of its kind in Ireland –  is for creative projects which can meaningfully connect people with profound changes happening in our environment, society and economy arising from climate change.

Creative Climate Action is looking for proposals which can use creative and artistic approaches to transform connection and awareness into climate action and behaviour change.

We know addressing climate change is a transformational cultural challenge. Our culture shapes how we interact with our environment – through our habits of consumption, ideas about nature, what we value as meaningful, and what we think is possible and impossible.

The challenge will be to spark imaginations and to make tangible what ‘carbon footprints’ and ‘climate action’ really mean for individuals and communities.

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The arts, culture, heritage and wider creative communities have a vital role to play in bringing the urgency of this challenge to the forefront; in imagining, communicating and building a sustainable future; and in encouraging and facilitating action and change at all levels of society.

How to apply?

A detailed Briefing Note gives further information on both the creative and the climate challenge. We hope it is a useful tool and provides a source of information and inspiration to develop projects.

The brief and the application form.

**Please note the deadline has been extended to Monday 31st May**

A recording of the online information session that took place on 16th April is available here.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to a wide variety of artforms and mediums across the creative and cultural sectors, including dance, film, literature, music, opera, architecture, street arts and spectacle, theatre, traditional arts, visual arts, cultural heritage, architecture, circus, libraries, museums, design of all kinds, animation and games, the audiovisual sector, publishing and fashion.

Applications are invited along two strands.

  1. Creative and climate organisations, NGOs, charities, enterprises, institutions, or collectives/networks with the capacity to work with creative and cultural practitioners.


  1. Local authorities individually, or in collaboration with other local authorities or with external partners, who can connect with and support creative and cultural practitioners.

We strongly encourage collaborative proposals which bring together stakeholders from across the arts and creative industries, climate change and environmental NGOs, education, science and civil society sectors, and offer creative, innovative and interdisciplinary solutions.

Applicants are welcome to apply for funding from €30,000 to €200,000 to realise their creative vision and their public engagement work. We expect to fund between 10 and 20 projects which can run until the end of 2022. This will be determined by the number and scale of applications received.

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