Birr Creative Court

A Scoping Report On The Potential Of Birr Courthouse

Birr Creative Court is an exciting opportunity to provide accessible creative space in a heritage town and to facilitate sustainable collaboration between local and visiting professional practitioners, and the wider community, in the pursuit of creative excellence.

The Birr Creative Court is the name assigned to a project to refurbish and re-purpose the Birr Courthouse on Emmet Street into a centre for creative professional practitioners in the visual, performing and digital arts to live and work, striving for excellence, with peer and community support.

This scoping report sets out in nine chapters what the Birr Creative Court project hopes to achieve and why we believe that the conditions exist to make it a sustainable and successful venture. It is the result of an extensive eight month process of consultation and engagement with the project steering committee, Birr 2020 Directors and the wider cultural community of Birr. It includes a study of similar projects in Ireland and England from which key learning has been extracted and applied to the Birr project.

The report has been commissioned by Birr 2020 Vision Company with funding gratefully received from Offaly Local Development Company. It has been authored and produced by Louise Browne Associates who were appointed by the Steering Committee following a competitive tendering process.

To review the scoping report please click on the following link:

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