The Government has announced €5.8M worth of funding for creative, cultural and artistic initiatives under the new Creative Climate Action Fund II. The programme is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications and the Department of the Taoiseach.
The Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) has announced the twenty four Spark Creative Climate Action Fun II projects for 2023. All the selected projects focus on connecting people with the profound changes that are happening in our environment, society and economy arising from climate change, and can transform that connection into understanding and action.
Creating a Climate for Change in Limerick is a dance project led by Dance Limerick in partnership with Moyross Sport & Physical Activity Hub, Moyross Community Hub, Watch House, Cross Library, Limerick City Library, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Organic Growers Ireland, Croom Family Resource Centre.
Across the year, we will share positive stories of climate action change through the creation of easy-access audio, visual and movement stories. The project aims to breakdown and transform climate change academic paperwork into the new formats of hearing, seeing and moving. Dance Limerick and a variety of partners will consult, co-create and share with community groups in Limerick. We will closely collaborate with Climate Research Co-Ordinator Gulfem Cevheribucak to integrate appropriate academic research themes, with consultation with Organic Growers of Ireland and the 5 independent climate researchers in Limerick. The project will culminate in sharing events at Dance Limerick and at Limerick City Gallery of Art.
This final sharing event at the LCGA will be an opportunity to celebrate the project’s research findings with industry professionals, partners and climate researchers, looingk at the project’s outcomes and discussing next steps to continue to build on the project’s impact in further years to come. Audiences will have the chance to enjoy works by visual artist Mike O’Brien, dancer Roberta Ceginskaite and audio stories by Vanessa Grasse and community collaborators.
With Creating a Climate for Change, we hope to encourage, inspire, and create further informed behaviours towards climate change in Limerick.
Learn more about the selected projects for 2023/24 here