Limerick City and County Council has secured funding through the Creative Climate Action Fund for a project known as ‘Decarbonising Together’
Decarbonising is about reducing carbon (CO2) emissions resulting from human activity in order to combat climate change. It involves emitting less (e.g. by burning less fossil fuel) and absorbing more (e.g. by planting trees) carbon. The process of decarbonisation will change aspects of our day-to-day lives and can happen in a way that creates other benefits for communities including improved air and water quality, better health and wellbeing, more comfortable homes, lower noise levels and less waste. The changes in behaviour that can contribute to decarbonisation is what we plan to explore creatively through ‘Decarbonising Together’.
What climate challenge matters most in your community?
How could your community start to make a difference?
The Council is looking for five community groups to explore how they can decarbonise, to identify an aspect that matters to them, and to describe a decarbonisation challenge or opportunity relevant to their day-to-day lives and activities. Each group will be paired with an artist or creative industry partner to explore their challenge and to enable behaviour change towards decarbonisation in Limerick.
Creative partners will be identified through an Open Call process run by Limerick City and County Council, and can come from a range of disciplines including design, music, publishing, architecture, film and video, crafts, visual arts, fashion, TV and radio, advertising, literature, computer games and the performing arts.
It is anticipated that the five outputs from the creative collaborations will use diverse skills in a range of creative mediums. The project will focus on learning and doing together, and will use Limerick’s Citizen Innovation Lab as a collaboration hub and a platform to empower communities to decarbonise Limerick by 2050, with citizen creativity placed at the core of the process. Successful participants can also access Fab Lab Limerick, a maker space and digital fabrication laboratory run by the School of Architecture at University of Limerick and co-located with the Citizen Innovation Lab on Sarsfield Street.
Community Groups €2,000
Artists and Creative Industry Partners €12,000 (Open Call for Creative Industries will follow in February)
For more information, you can download the briefing document and privacy statement at the links below. Please click “Next Page” below to begin your application.
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