Wicklow County Arts Office has launched Creative Places Baltinglass.
Following a successful application led by Wicklow County Council in partnership with local community development organisations in Baltinglass and West Wicklow, the people of Baltinglass will benefit from an investment programme to the amount of €375,000 awarded by the Arts Council to develop and sustain new creative opportunities for all age groups over the next three years.
Creative Places is an opportunity for locations which had not benefitted from sustained arts investment in the past to build local arts programmes which will benefit the local community.
Each programme will have a coordinator and the approach is inclusive and diverse and rooted in socially engaged practice and community development principles.
It builds on existing cultural strengths and is led by community participation and ideas and supported by artists.