Collaboration - Strategic Priority 5

Closed21 Oct, 2022, 1:00pm - 28 Nov, 2022, 12:00pm


Working in partnership with communities, organisations, agencies and within Waterford City and County Council is a key priority for the delivery of the Creative Ireland Programme in Waterford. From 2018 to 2022 we have delivered almost three hundred programmes and projects, each of which could not have been delivered without a collaborative approach.

Acting workshop with Jennifer Fennessy and the Brideview Drama group in St. Patrick’s Hall Tallow, Co. Waterford. Photographer DMG Photography

Waterford’s Creative Communities Open Call has allowed us to be democratic in our approach to funding projects that bring communities and creatives together in a range of activities including music, art, heritage and dance, and it ensures that projects throughout the city and county, rural and urban, have an opportunity to develop with our support. The Creative Waterford Team have been instrumental in bringing creativity into schools & migrant centres, to the Waterford Greenway and our museums, into places and spaces where creativity needs to be nurtured and supported to thrive.

The Creative Waterford Team will continue to build links and develop partnerships internally and externally throughout the lifetime of this strategy.

By planning, implementing, and working together, activation of projects will take off in meaningful ways. We will endeavour to ensure that our communities voices are amplified through creativity allowing them to express themselves in meaningful ways.  Partnerships with higher education and education at all levels, with creative organisations and agencies as well as community based agencies provides huge potential to grow on relationships that have already been developed; Creative Ireland Programme funded projects such as ACT Waterford, Creative Ecosystem Development in the South East, Creativity in Older Age – Covid Care Concerts and developing links with the Social Prescribing Services in Waterford have been incredibly fruitful and we look forward to growing all of these relationships over the life time of this strategy.


Continue the Creative Communities Open Call allowing communities and creatives to partner in collaborative projects.

Support the Creativity and Culture Team to enhance their areas of work in libraries, heritage, arts, environment, Irish language etc and to further develop links with agencies, organisations and communities.

Creative Waterford will seek out further funding opportunities for areas of specialisation in environment, economy, wellbeing and other areas over the lifetime of the strategy.