Invitation to Collaboration has been funding collaborative projects around the country since 2017. It supports regional and national initiatives in the field of local-authority-led arts development. The scheme is rooted in the policies set out in the
Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016-2025), Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland and in A Framework for Collaboration: An Agreement Between the Arts Council and the County and City Management Association. The
emphasis is placed on supporting partnerships that focus on developing projects, resources or services that are ambitious and are testing new ground.
Previous projects can be seen here:
In the Open | Faoin Spéir
In 2021, In the Open | Faoin Spéir a special purpose Invitation to Collaboration round developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis is being offered. The purpose is to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity
in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022.
You must be a local authority / arts centre / arts organisation / arts festival (currently supported by the Arts Council) in order to apply.
More information on In the Open | Faoin Spéir can be found here.