Express your Interest in Small Sparks

                               Small Spark

Expressions of Interest sought from Leitrim Businesses

Small Sparks is an exciting project that allows Leitrim companies the opportunity to work with an artist for three weeks, where the artist undertakes a creative project that can have positive impacts on any number of different aspects of a business of any size, function or purpose.

The programme has been developed by Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office for businesses that are interested in collaborating with artists, and artists that are interested in working in different environments.

Working together, the project will serve as a catalyst for new thinking!

While the residency lasts for three weeks, this can be taken in one block or spread over a number of months as agreed between the artist and business.


COVID-19 has made us look at things differently and to see how the current challenges might lead to opportunities and new ideas. In this context Small Sparks looks to match companies in Leitrim with highly skilled artists from all over Ireland that have a keen interest in what a particular company does, the people who work there, and the public they serve.

Right now we’re looking for three Leitrim businesses that would like to take part this year. The business can be a shop, a factory, an NGO or anything in between.

What businesses have said about SPARK...
Our Company was fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in the Spark Program. It was an uplifting, fun and mutually beneficial experience for everyone involved - Joseph Dolan, The Bush Hotel.
"The SPARK programme provided creative inspiration for staff, students and customers" - John Mannion, Mohill Enterprise Centre & Mohill Computer Training
"The Involvement of the Leitrim Association of People with Disabilities in the Spark project gave us new energy and challenged us to look at what we do for members. It also reflected back to us the positive benefits we bring to members and the wider community." - Rosaleen Kielty, Leitrim Association of People With Disabilities

If you manage a business in Leitrim and would like to get involved in Small Sparks, please contact the arts office before Friday 26th March to let us know you’re interested. For further information, go to or contact Philip Delamere at Leitrim County Council Arts Office on 071 96 21694 or email 

Small Sparks is a project of Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office and is funded by Leitrim County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.