**The deadline for applications has now been extended to Monday 31st of May at 5.00pm. In light of this extension, successful applicants will be notified in July**
Thank you for your interest in Creative Climate Action. Please ensure you read the Briefing Note
before beginning your application. This briefing note sets out the context for this fund, the themes with which we would like to see projects align, and further information to help you with your application. We hope it is a useful tool and provides a source of information and inspiration to develop projects.
The portal will close at the time above and late applications will not be considered.
The Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) is inviting applications to Creative Climate Action, a competitive fund of 1.5 - 2 million euro. Creative Climate Action will fund creative and cultural projects up to the end of 2022 that can meaningfully connect people with the profound changes that are happening in our environment, society and economy arising from climate change, and can transform that connection into behaviour change or climate action.
As outlined in the 2019 report, Engaging the Public on Climate Change through the Cultural and Creative Sectors
commissioned by the Creative Ireland Programme and DECC, we believe that creativity, arts and culture 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.
We also know that to create real impact we need to move towards collaborative, integrated efforts. 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.
There are two strands of funding available which are detailed in this Briefing Note:
· An open call – to organisations, NGOs, charities, enterprises, institutions and collectives/networks working with creative and cultural practitioners
· A closed call – to local authorities, either individually, with other local authorities or external partners
It is very important that you select the correct strand when beginning the application form.
If you are unclear what strand you should be applying for, please check the FAQ’s
We expect to fund between 10 – 20 projects with budgets of approximately €30,000 - €200,000 over a timeframe of up to two years, however this will be determined by the number and scale of applications received.
If you have any queries on the fund or the application process, you may email CreativeIreland@tcagsm.gov.ie with the subject line 'Creative Climate Action'.
We held an online briefing session on Friday 16th April; a recording is available here
. We are also hosting an online networking session on Tuesday 27th April. You can register your attendance here
. All queries and responses have been made publicly available here
following the online briefing session.
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Before you begin your application, please ensure you have read the Briefing Note
You will be asked to register an account and verification of the email address provided takes place before you make your final submission.
You may save your application and return to it at a later time, however the portal will close at 5.00pm Monday 31st May and you will no longer be able to access the application.
Once your application is submitted it cannot be amended.