10 and 11 November


Thursday 10 November: 4.30 - 8pm
Friday 11 November: 9.30am - 5.30pm


The Mall Theatre, Tuam, Co. Galway


€10 – €25
There are limited discounted places for Create members, contact to avail of this discount.

Creative Places is an Arts Council initiative for places which have not benefitted from sustained arts investment in the past, to build local arts programmes. The approach is inclusive and diverse and rooted in socially engaged practice and community development principles. The Creative Places Network is managed by Create.

This two-day event will explore how support and solidarity intersect with and inform the development of critical relationships in socially engaged, collaborative arts practice. The event is hosted in Tuam, home of the Creative Places pilot, which is led by Create, working with Galway County Council Arts Service.

Invited speakers will propose a series of methodologies that can be used in order to build networks of support and solidarity for and between collaborative, socially engaged practitioners and communities.

Programme Highlights 

  • Keynote presentation by Pablo Helguera, New York-based Mexican artist who has made a very significant contribution to the field of socially engaged practice
  • Showcase of the Creative Places Network
  • Panel on Representation and (Re)imagining Traveller Culture
  • Community conversation Ory’Sta (Tuam slang for What’s the Story?) event.

Find out more and book your place here.

Creative Places Network 
Creative Places across Ireland include Tuam (Galway), Athy (Kildare), Bagenalstown (Carlow), Darndale (North Dublin), Edenderry (Offaly), Baltinglass (Wicklow), Loughlinstown / Ballybrack (South Dublin), Tipperary Town and the West Cork Islands for three year programmes, while Shannon (Clare), Iveragh Peninsula (Kerry) and Mac Uilliam (South Dublin) have received research awards to develop their Creative Places.


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