Call for Artists: Small Sparks
Small Sparks is new part of Leitrim County Council’s Spark programme where artists can work with a Leitrim business of any size and function for three weeks. 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.
While the programme allows for short, complete innovative and creative projects to happen, Small Sparks also acts as a feeder programme for Spark, a 6-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, and artists that are interested in working in different environments. Small Sparks however provides the opportunity for three companies and three artists that wouldn’t normally work together to dip their toe in the water, explore the opportunity, and to see what can be gained from doing so.
For artists, both Spark and Small Sparks provide the opportunity research and develop ideas inspired by the company, its people, and what they do there. For the company, these projects often engender great interest and involvement from management, staff and clients/customers, pointing to different, creative and innovative paths, serving as a catalyst for new thinking.
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