Living In Cavan

Creative Cavan

The Creative Ireland Programme, led by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, is designed to promote creativity as a strategy for wellbeing, social cohesion, and economic success. Its core proposition is that participation in cultural and creative activity promotes individual, community and national wellbeing. The Programme therefore provides a framework where people in Ireland can realise their full creative potential, by encouraging, facilitating and supporting collaboration. To this end, the Department strives through Creative Ireland to promote understanding and appreciation of the value of creativity in all its forms and embed creativity across public policy. Since 2018 the 31 local authorities have delivered more than 7,500 creative initiatives. 

A new Culture and Creativity Strategy for Cavan was launched earlier this year, as part of a national launch of 31 strategies. These new strategies reflect the creative ambitions of communities around the country which will be supported by the Creative Ireland Programme 2023-2027. There will be a greater focus on health and wellbeing, creative industries, climate action, the development of the Irish language and social sustainability. Priority will also be given to develop creative opportunities for marginalised communities and those at risk of disadvantage.

Creative Cavan Open Call Grants 2023

Cavan County Council’s Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027 seeks to provide opportunities for access, participation and engagement in culture and creativity for all citizens. Cavan County Council will award a limited number of grants to cultural projects in the county under the Creative Ireland Programme.

Successful applications must demonstrate compatibility with one of the following Strategic Priorities within the Cavan Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027:

  • People and Places
  • Innovation and Nurturing Collaborative Practice
  • Capacity Building and Infrastructural Renewal
  • Engagement with Children and Young People
  • Climate Action and Sustainability
  • Creative Industries

Grants will be between €2,500 and €5,000 in value and it is a desirable objective to ensure a broad geographical spread in projects funded.

How to apply

The Creative Ireland Open Call application form and Cavan County Council’s Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027 are available to download at the links below:

Applications marked 'Creative Ireland Cavan' may be submitted by email to or by post to:

Creative Cavan Coordinator
Cavan Library HQ
Farnham Centre

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday, 31 May 2023.