WCQ July Spotlight

WCQ Spotlight Katherine Collins, WCQ Project Manager and Emma Haran, WCQ Creative & Community Coordinator.                     What is your background? Katherine: Emma and I worked together on the Three Sisters European Capital of Culture 2020 Bid. While we were gutted that we didn’t win the Bid, what […]

Design Challenge Waterford

Design Challenge Waterford – Building Creative Communities The Design Challenge is a competition that encourages different communities in the O’Connell Street area to identify challenges that they experience in living, working and using the O’Connell Street area. The Design industry will be asked to look at the challenges and to develop possible solutions. These innovative proposals are […]

Africa Day in Waterford Cultural Quarter

Waterford Cultural Quarter (WCQ) hosted Africa day 2018 on O’Connell Street on Friday June 15th. This wonderful vibrant event celebrates the links between the African nations and Ireland each year. The highlights of the Africa Day were captured in this video above (video sponsored by and courtesy of Waterford Cultural Quarter and the Integration and […]

Waterford’s Cultural Quarter is Blooming Marvellous

  Waterford Cultural Quarter was a “hive” of activity yesterday with the launch of City in Bloom 2018 with over 50 businesses based in the Cultural Quarter taking part in this city wide initiative.  “Start looking up and listen!” Was the message, on Thursday morning, at the launch of Waterford Business Group’s (WBG) annual City […]

County Waterford Creative Ireland Open Call

The Creative Ireland Programme is the Government’s five-year initiative which places creativity at the centre of public policy.  It is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing.  It’s vision is: “That every person living in Ireland will have the opportunity to fully realise his or her creative potential” Under the Creative Ireland […]

Clár Éire Ildánach Chontae Phort Láirge: Glao Oscailte

Is tionscnamh cúig bliana an Rialtais an Clár Éire Ildánach trína gcuirtear an chruthaitheacht ag croílár polasaí poiblí. Is clár é atá bunaithe ar chultúr agus a cuireadh in alt a chéile chun folláine an duine aonair, an phobail agus chúrsaí náisiúnta a chur chun cinn. Is í an aisling atá ann: “go mbeidh de […]

Minister Madigan announces details of new Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019

Minister Madigan announces details of new Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019 Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms. Josepha Madigan, T.D., was today (Monday 14th May) joined by 4th class students of St. Patrick’s National School, Garristown and founder of Fighting Words Roddy Doyle for the announcement of the new Creative Ireland Programme Scheme […]

WCQ Spotlight – Sarah Jane Hanton Creative Spirits Ambassador

  Sarah Jane Hanton Creative Spirits Ambassador My name is Sarah Jane Hanton, I am proud and delighted  to be Creative Spirits Ambassador for Waterford Cultural Quarter. It has always been important for me to express myself creatively by connecting with people through creative ideas and by interacting with diverse individuals resulting in opportunities that […]

Case Study Meeting Ibi, Spain

Members of the Waterford Cultural Quarter steering committee recently attended a Creative Spirits Case Study meeting in Ibi, Spain The case study trip was to see how Ibi are working to regenerate their city, their report is in this video. For further information on Creative Spirits and it’s role in Europe, continue reading below this […]

Architecture Competition in Waterford Cultural Quarter

  Today Waterford Walls and the Department of Architecture at Waterford Institute of Technology in partnership with Waterford Cultural Quarter officially announced the overall winning design from the student architecture competition to re-imagine a Georgian Building. The winning entry by Tanner Ulrick (pictured below) shows the possibilities of what redesign and creativity could do to enhance & […]