Business to Arts: Artist in Residence Programme 2019

PUBLISHED: 20th June 2019

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LK Shields is delighted to announce our participation in the Business to Arts Artist in Residence Programme in Association with Creative Ireland.

The AR Programme was launched today by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan. 

The Programme covers a broad spectrum of activity and opportunities for artists and companies. The selected programmes involve a minimum of twelve-months of community engagement, staff engagement or work-place creativity activities by the host companies and artists.

At the announcement, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD., commented: “The all-of-Government Creative Ireland Programme is now two years in existence and already we are beginning to see the impact of key initiatives such as the National Creativity Fund. Collaboration and community engagement are core principles of the Creative Ireland Programme and I am particularly pleased that we have supported the Business to Arts Artist-in-Residence (AR) initiative – which encourages and enables active partnerships between business, artists and local communities. Through initiatives such as the AR programme, we want to encourage ambition, risk and innovation by harnessing the incredible talent and passion of our artists, our creative communities and local business innovators.  I look forward to following the progress of these partnerships and sharing the outcomes of each as they come to fruition.”

Commenting on the launch, Emmet Scully, Managing Partner, LK Shields said: "We are delighted to be a part of this programme which allows us support both community groups and the arts.  We look forward to announcing the full details of our plans in due course."

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of Business to Arts stated: "Alongside our Creative Ireland Programme partner, we are looking forward to working with BHP Insurance, The Ludgate Hub and LK Shields as we expand our AR Programme across other regions in Ireland. We look forward to working with these businesses, their resident artists and local community groups, fostering an environment of collaboration, learning and wellbeing through creative practice."

Any artist interested in working with the Programme can join the Business to Arts register by emailing

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