Creative Ireland is a national programme which connects people, creativity and wellbeing. Kilkenny County Council Culture Team deliver the “Creative Communities” element of the programme. The following projects are funded under the 2022 Kilkenny Creative Ireland Programme, with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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Alternative Kilkenny Arts Festival Arts festival that showcases local artists and community groups talent and artwork Kilkenny City Alternative Kilkenny Arts AKA Fringe
Drawing Club Drawing events and children’s drawing camp Kilkenny City Butler Gallery Butler Gallery – What’s On
Inistioge Village Fascia Signs Project School workshops and exhibition of local shopfront signage Inistioge Deirdre Ring Remembering People and Places of Inistioge Facebook page
Circus Skills Workshop Circus Skills Workshop Kilnaspic, Mooncoin The River Orchard The River Orchard Project
Se7en Inch Collective – Family Roots Live DJ event as part of Kilkenny Roots Festival 2022 Kilkenny City The Se7en Inch Collective Se7en Inch Collective – Family Roots
“Unreasonable” Theatre production Kilkenny City Dreamstuff Youth Theatre Unreasonable – Eventbrite booking
“The Second Chamber” Film documentary and film workshops Knockroe and Kilkenny City IWR Media
Féile Lachtain 2022 Festival of arts, culture and history to commemorate the 1400th anniversary of the death of ST. Lachtain Freshford Ionad Lachtain Ionad Lachtain
Creative Together Kilkenny City Kilkenny Traveller Community Movement KTCM
The Waterboys Film documentary and live Q&A Kilkenny City KCAT Arts Centre Watergate Theatre – The Waterboys
Youth Arts Residency To increase participation in the visual arts via workshops Kilkenny City Fóroige and Kilkenny Arts Office Kilkenny Arts Office
Festival of Early Irish Harp Festival Kilkenny City Scoil na gCláirseach Festival of Early Irish Harp
A Creative Celebration of One Parent Families Workshop and exhibition Kilkenny City Kilkenny One Parent Community Kilkenny One Parent Community
Who’s Watching Multi- site project focusing on a theatrical/ installation Kilkenny City Kilkenny Arts Festival Kilkenny Arts Festival
Migration Sonata Dance and vocal workshops with a public performance Kilkenny City Kilkenny Arts Festival Kilkenny Arts Festival
Cartoon Saloon: My Father’s Dragon Exhibition Exhibition in response to Cartoon Saloon’s feature animated film My Father’s Dragon Kilkenny City Butler Gallery Butler Gallery – What’s On Programme
Digital Upskilling Course Online course focusing on how to use online digital tools and, programmes and platforms Online Michael Fortune
Christmas Miscellany Showcasing local community groups involved in the Kilkenny arts sector Kilkenny City Rothe House Rothe House
Knitted Together 3 Community project entailing of crochet maker meet up hubs, workshops and exhibitions Kilkenny City and County Kilkenny Arts Office Kilkenny Arts Office
KCLR Radio Arts Show Radio Programme on Kilkenny’s art scene/ projects Kilkenny City and County KCLR and Kilkenny Arts Office KCLR96FM – The Arts Show
Bookville 2022 Multi-disciplinary festival with events featuring reading, writing, storytelling, comedy and illustration Kilkenny City and County Kilkenny Arts Office and Library Services Bookville Kilkenny
Last Christmas in the Carnegie Library A celebration of the importance and role of the Carnegie Library as a cultural player in Kilkenny Kilkenny City Kilkenny Library Services Kilkenny Library Services – What’s On