Call out for artists in the Small Sparks programme

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Call out for artists in the Small Sparks programme

Three Leitrim businesses are seeking artists in residence

Leitrim County Council is currently seeking interest from artists interested in taking part in Small Sparks, a three week artist-in-residence programme which this year will be based in three companies in County Leitrim.


Image Skillnet is a unique not for profit, enterprise-led training network, formed to support the hair and beauty sector within the Republic of Ireland.
Leitrim Organic Farmers Cooperative was established in 1998 to develop markets for members produce and to develop training and educational opportunities for its members.
FitKicks Fitness is based out of Mohill County Leitrim where we offer a full range of workout and fitness facilities to the Mohill community.


Small Sparks is a new project, developed under the Creative Ireland programme for Leitrim businesses of any size to host an artist for three weeks.
There are no preconditions on what the artist from any arts discipline might do and it is not obligatory to have produced anything by the end of the project - though a materials budget is available if required.
The programme is a further development of Spark, which is a six-month artist-in-residence programme developed by Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office for companies that are interested in collaborating with artists and promoting creativity within their organisation.
Both Spark and Small Sparks provide artists with the opportunity to work with the company and to undertake work inspired by the company.


As well as making work, what the artist does may point to new different creative and innovative paths for the company, and serve as a catalyst for new thinking.
Artists wishing to apply for Small Sparks should email ckelly@leitrimcoco.ie to declare their interest in the programme before September 13.
Artist Fee €1,500 and materials budget €500.

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