Creative Europe Ireland Desk - Webinar on Murals for Communities.

Watch Creative Europe Webinar on Murals for Communities here.

Creative Europe projects work with local communities and audiences in each partner country as well as facilitating European mobility, exchanges, and international networking. You can search our Case Studies database here to find out more about projects with Irish partners.

The Murals for Communities project is one of five Irish-led projects in the current Creative Europe Programme. While Edel Tobin artistically conceived the project of The Walls Project, Waterford County Council took on the significant administrative and operational challenge of leading this EU project. Watch the webinar below to find out more about Murals for Community, its Irish lead partners, community groups and artists. The project is a partnership between three cities: Waterford, Kaunas (Lithuania), and Heerlen (Netherlands). Artists work with marginalised community groups to devise and create murals in each city.

The project explores the potential of mural arts as a tool for community engagement by creating murals with marginalised community groups - in Ireland, the project worked among the others, with local migrant groups in Waterford. The project also seeks to expand the careers of mural artists within the European cultural scene. Some of the activities in Ireland include:

Waterford leg of Murals For Communities took place from 5th -15th August 2020.

The project Irish partner, The Walls Project and Waterford City & County Council, were invited to be part of the Galway 2020 regional programme.

There will be a final Murals for Communities online conference hosted by CreateFest that will run from 5th to 7th November 2020.

A handbook and leaflet for policymakers and funders based on partner research on how to engage with local community groups, identify artists, and build the professional capacity of artists will be published on the Mural for Communities website in December 2020.