As part of the County Arts Development Plan we had indicated that we were working with interested parties to identify locations in Clare for a Creative Placemaking initiative. This initiative involves working with local communities; promoting creativity and creative approaches to community development

Clare Arts Office is delighted, therefore, to be selected for a Creative Places Research and Development Award from the Arts  Council. Creative Places Shannon is led by Clare County Council.

The Research and Development Award will help to establish what the particular needs are for Shannon in relation to Arts and Culture. Creative Places is an opportunity for Shannon to build local arts programmes which will benefit the communities living in the town.

The research will build on existing cultural strengths. The programme will engage with a range of stakeholders and enhance public engagement in the arts through partnerships with community and arts organisations, business and diverse communities.  The funding will support the community to explore and discuss possible creative activites that can enhance community wellbeing and inclusion.  It will encourage community collaboration and shared environmental sustainable goals to create vibrant cultural activity in Shannon.

Creative Places Shannon is coordinated by Sheila Quinn who can be contacted at