The KinShip Project funded by the Creative Ireland Creative Climate Action Award is led by artist collaboration Lennon Taylor (Marilyn Lennon and Sean Taylor) in partnership with Cork City Council.
It is supported by a working group of local partners that includes Cork Healthy Cities, Cork Nature Network, Green Spaces for Health, MTU Clean Technology Centre, UCC Environmental Research Institute and Cork UNESCO Learning Cities. Find more information about our local partners by clicking on the icons below.
Creative Climate Action
The KinShip Project is a recipient of the inaugural Creative Climate Action fund, an initiative from the Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications that supports creative, cultural and artistic projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioural transformations.
The Creative Climate Action fund is an initiative from the Creative Ireland Programme in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications that supports creative, cultural and artistic projects that build awareness around climate change and empower citizens to make meaningful behavioural transformations.
The €2 million fund was launched on 31st March 2021 by Ministers Catherine Martin and Eamonn Ryan. It sought collaborative projects that could meaningfully connect people with profound changes happening in the environment, society and economy arising from climate change, using creative, cultural and artistic approaches to transform connection and awareness into climate action. It is part of the Programme for Government; “Support Creative Ireland in its ‘Engaging the Public on Climate Change through the Cultural and Creative Sectors’ initiative” (p88).
Creative Ireland Programme
Creative Ireland is a five-year programme which connects people, creativity and wellbeing. We are an all-of-government culture and wellbeing programme that inspires and transforms people, places and communities through creativity. We are committed to the vision that every person in Ireland should have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential.
Department of Environment, Climate and Communication’s, Climate Action Fund
The projects will be co-funded with €1 million from the Climate Action Fund. The Climate Action Fund was established on a statutory basis in 2020 to provide support for projects, initiatives and research that contribute to the achievement of Ireland’s climate and energy targets, and for projects and initiatives in regions of the State, and within sectors of the economy, impacted by the transition to a low carbon economy. The Fund is resourced from proceeds from the levy paid to the National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA) in respect of relevant disposals of petroleum products, after the funding requirements of NORA have been met.
Further information on the Climate Action Fund is available at the following link: gov.ie/ga/foilsiuchan/de5d3-climate-action-fund