Heritage News & Events 7.4.21

National Heritage Week 2021
National Heritage Week 2021 will take place from Sat 14th to Sun 22nd August. This year is all about opening the door to heritage and getting as many people to enjoy heritage as possible: heritage newcomers; groups or individuals who may not traditionally feel included in local heritage and heritage enthusiasts of all ages. Completed heritage projects can be shared via the National Heritage Week website from Wednesday 16th June to Monday 30th August. Further details available at https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/projects/national-heritage-week

Butler Gallery RIAI feature
The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland have a very interesting article in their 315th digital issue January/February 2021 on the development of the new Butler Gallery at the former Evans Home (pages 68-75). To read the article go to https://www.riai.ie/discover-architecture/architecture-ireland-digital/issue-315

Tidy Towns newsletter – Issue 4
The national TidyTowns office have produced their fourth newsletter for 2021 with articles on the 2021 Competition Registration process, the new All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025, what Tidy Town groups around the country are doing and a chance to win a SuperValu gift card. To find out more about all these items go to https://www.tidytowns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Issue-4-of-2021.pdf

Natural History grants open for applications
The Royal Irish Academy welcome applications for the Praeger Grants in Natural History. Since the inception of the Praeger grant scheme in 1958 over 360 grants in small field work projects throughout the island of Ireland have been funded. Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April 2021. Application forms and criteria available at https://www.ria.ie/news/grants-and-awards/praeger-grants-natural-history-open-0

Iverk Show 2021
The Iverk show committee have confirmed that the Iverk Show will not take place in August 2021 due to the ongoing uncertainty during the Covid pandemic but feel sure that the 2022 show will be a brilliant success. Keep an eye on their website for any further information https://www.iverkshow.ie/

New Creative Climate Action grants
The Creative Ireland Programme, in collaboration with the Dept. of the Environment, Climate and Communications announced the launch of Creative Climate Action. The €2m fund, the first of its kind in Ireland is for creative projects which can meaningfully connect people with profound changes happening in our environment, society and economy, arising from climate change. Open to a wide variety of artforms, the closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 21st May 2021. https://creativeireland.submit.com/show/1

Opportunities for three emerging architects
Town Ecologies/Workhouse Union invites three Irish emerging architects a paid opportunity to develop their co-design and participatory public engagement skills within a rural context. The projects, Dunnamaggin Village renewal, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre Feasibility Study and Ballyragget Town renewal, will realise tangible outcomes for the communities involved. Closing date: 5pm Friday 9th April 2021. Application details/criteria available at https://workhouseunion.com/project/town-ecologies/