TikTok and St. Patrick’s Festival have today announced the recipients of the €100,000
St. Patrick’s Festival x TikTok Creative Fund,
which has been awarded to ten community groups and charitable organisations across Ireland.
The fund, which was designed to support and inspire creativity in Irish communities, will be distributed to ten community groups in counties Dublin, Cork, Offaly, Louth, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Cavan and Donegal including Kabin Studio (Cork), Cavan Autism Education and Training Centre (CAETC), Freshly Ground Theatre (Dublin), Creative Lives Edenderry (Offaly), Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust (Louth), Butler Gallery (Kilkenny), Discovery Gospel Choir (Dublin), An Halla Mór An Clochán Liath CLG (Donegal), Fatima Groups United (Dublin) and Purple House Cancer Support (Wicklow).
This €10,000 project award will support the work of these local groups in developing and delivering creative responses
to their own unique community challenges.
These ten groups from eight counties across Ireland will also be invited to participate in a special community focused TikTok masterclass, where they can develop and enhance their storytelling skills through the TikTok platform and learn how best to harness the potential of social storytelling to communicate with their audiences.
This creative investment forms the final part of the €500,000 commitment made by TikTok earlier this year to support St. Patrick's Festival 2021. This took place over six days in March through SPF TV, a dedicated online TV channel, and a historic partnership with Oireachtas TV which brought the Festival to 1.1 million homes in Ireland during lockdown. St. Patrick's Festival 2021 was Ireland’s most significant digital festival to date, with a global reach of more than 102 million.
The artistic journey of each community group, from selection through to the presentation of their creative project, will be captured and shared on both
St. Patrick’s Festival and TikTok platforms.
A selection of work will also be showcased to Ireland and the world during the national St. Patrick’s Festival in March 2022.
Details of the Festival will be announced
in the coming months.
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