Small Sparks Arts and Business Collaborations – Call for Artists (deadline: 30 June 2024)

Deadline: 30 June 2024 00:00

Spark was 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, and artists that are interested in exploring how their thinking, knowledge and practice can have relevance and impact in different environments.

As part of Small Sparks three Leitrim businesses are provided the opportunity to each work with an artist to explore common interests and how creative activity can benefit both the company and the artist. There are no preconditions on what the artist (who may be from any arts discipline) might do, and it is not obligatory to have produced anything by the end of the project (although a materials budget is available if required). The residency lasts for approximately 10 days over three weeks, which can be taken in one block or spread over a longer period as agreed between the artist and company.

Quite naturally, what an artist does will be influenced by the adopted environment, thus providing a greater interest and involvement in what the artist produces from staff and clients/customers, pointing to different, creative and innovative paths and serving as a catalyst for new thinking.

If artist/company partnerships who take part in the Small Sparks wish to continue to work together, following Small Sparks, they can apply to undertake a more long-term 6-month artist-in-residence programme thereafter.

For details of participating companies, and to amke an application, please go to: