Transport, domestic energy, green spaces and consumption are the central themes of ACT Waterford, one of the 15 projects funded by Creative Ireland through its Creative Climate Action fund of €2 million.
The Creative Waterford Team in Waterford City and County Council will team up with Waterford Institute of Technology to engage with five different communities around the city and county to address these vital themes through dialogue.
Creatives will be recruited to bring imaginative approaches to addressing these issues and explore solutions. Creative artistic output along the way which will be shared through public exhibitions and digitally. At key milestones during the year, Town Hall meetings — both in person and online — will allow the communities to share their experiences and the progress they have made addressing issues. A purpose-built website will assist communities, creatives and the project team to show images and alert people to information sharing events and more. Libraries, museums, galleries and Waterford’s festivals such as Spraoi, Waterford Walls and Winterval will allow provide a public platform for the communities and creatives involved.
From September 2021 to the end of 2022, ACT Waterford will help communities around Waterford to build for a sustainable and post-COVID future that embed creativity into the community.