The Leitrim Design House presents CO-CREATE, an exciting new project now launching in County Leitrim. Are you a potter, a weaver, an artist? Do you work with your hands? Do you sculpt? Are you a creative practitioner?

The Leitrim Design House CO-CREATE project, funded by Creative Ireland, offers a bursary which will support three collaborations in the development of a new concept or product. All applicants must be established or emerging professional practitioners in their chosen field and must be based in County Leitrim.

Collaborative partnerships can be formed from a wide selection of creative disciplines e.g. craft makers, designers, visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, composers, film makers, architects, choreographers however priority will be given to those with one half of the partnership representing the craft sector. Additional priority will be given to future production realisation.

Individual practitioners are invited to join together in partnerships in order to apply for this bursary. We welcome both preformed partnerships and those looking for a collaborator and while we encourage partnerships to come together organically, the Leitrim Design House will act as intermediary for those seeking possible partners.

Application process

Please note there are two application routes:

A. Joint application from two applicants 

B. Individual application if you are interested in participating but haven’t yet identified a partner.

Important dates to note for applicants in both categories

  • Deadline for return of the Expression of Interest form is 9.00am Monday 29th July 2019
  • A Co-Create briefing session will be held at 11.30am, Tuesday 30th July at The Dock
  • Completed application form should be submitted by 9.00am Monday 12th August 2019
  • Successful partnerships will be notified by Tuesday August 20th
  • Project to run Sept to mid-November with final report submitted by Monday Nov 18th 

Please email if you have any questions

Information Pack (Click on links to download)