New Trinity Awards Scheme Aims To Catalyse Creative Arts In Dublin City

Posted on: 18 May 2015

Trinity College Dublin unveiled a new creative arts awards scheme which aims to foster the development of ambitious and innovative interdisciplinary projects at an event on Thursday, May 14th, 2015.

Sponsored by Trinity Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, the Trinity Creative Challenge award seeks to catalyse the creative and cultural arts in Dublin city and support the development of the creative and cultural industries sector. Under the scheme up to four proposals will receive an award of up to €10,000 to develop an interdisciplinary creative arts project which will then be presented within an exhibition or performance context in 2016.

Trinity Creative Challenge is open to projects and ideas with a focus on interdisciplinary creative arts practices across a wide range of forms including performance, visual art, music, film, design, new media, animation, gaming and creative technologies, ideally involving a collaboration with Trinity College Dublin. Projects linking creative arts, science and technology are especially welcome as are those that are likely to catalyse new initiatives and ventures. This is the first time that Trinity has sponsored a funding award to foster creative interdisciplinary projects and works.

Pictured at the Launch of Trinity Creative Challenge were Trinity Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast and Brian Cass, Curator of Trinity Creative

Speaking at the event, Provost Dr Prendergast, said: “Trinity College Dublin is committed to playing a leading role in helping to catalyse the creative and cultural arts in Dublin City and fostering the development of the creative and cultural industries sector. The creative arts are central to the Trinity education experience, to our innovation and entrepreneurship strategy, and to our global engagement.”

“As Ireland’s leading university, located in Dublin’s city centre, Trinity has a long history of engagement with the creative ecosystem of Dublin city and aims to playing an increasingly vital role as a creative arts catalyst, connecting its creative potentials, research and education to creative practices in Dublin, Ireland and internationally. By making such connections Trinity can create the conditions for developing and supporting creative talent and contributing to the sustainability of arts and creative enterprise in Ireland.”

Deadline for completed entries is July 12th, 2015. For further information on the Trinity Creative Challenge, the application and selection process, please see



Image, Tardigrade, © Luca Truffarelli
Choreography: Philip Connaughton
Music: Michael Gallen
Costume design & creation: Emily Ní Bhroin
The Samuel Beckett Theatre. Programmed as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe, 2014. Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council, supported by Dance Ireland and axis: Ballymun.

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