Creative Communities: Creative Practitioner Residency Programme

Project Name

Creative Communities: Creative Practitioner Residency Programme

Project Partners

CREW and Galway Culture Company

Role of Galway Culture Company

Funder and Partner

Strategic Aim

This project falls under our second and third strategic aim;

Support and Develop Place-based Cultural Programming
Provide Supports to the Culture and Creative Sector

Project Description

Galway Culture Company and CREW are offering a Creative Practitioner in Residence programme based at the new CREW Creative Enterprise & Innovation Hub in Galway for creatives either living in or from Galway City or County.

During their residencies, creatives will be invited to engage with CREW members working in the CreaTech sector, fostering dialogue with industry, and exploring innovative methods of creative enterprise development.

Residencies are 1 month in duration, with a total of 4 residencies from June – September 2024. Practitioners will be provided with a workspace at CREW’s Hub in Galway, networking and mentorship opportunities, a €1,000 stipend and a bespoke seminar series developed in partnership with Galway Culture Company.

Project Outcomes – what we expect from this project

  • To help build and foster a creative enterprise community in Galway
  • 4 residences, a month-long each, that explore the theme of Creative Communities, including ideas such as the future of Technology x Creative Practice, the role of AI in Creative Communities, Inclusion and Belonging, Global Networks
  • Networking, mentorship and support for creatives working in the areas of animation, game design, immersive technologies (AR/VR/XR), media production, or digital design

How this project is funded

This project is funded by Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


April 2024 through September 2024.

See the open call here.