In 2019, with funding from Creative Ireland, Creative Frame hosted a programme of masterclasses over two weekends with artists Aideen Barry; Marie Brett; Siobhán Clancy; Mike McLoughlin; Deirdre O'Mahony; John Scott; Mark Storor; and Kate Wilson.
Following that programme Leitrim County Council worked with Siobhán Clancy on what would become the foundation for this toolkit, which has continued to be developed by Leitrim County Council and Cork City Council in consultation with Marie Brett; George Higgs; Michael McLoughlin; Deirdre O'Mahony; Seoidín O’Sullivan and Kate Wilson.
In tandem with the development of the toolkit, Cork City and Leitrim local authorities worked with the six artists to develop a series of workshops on Social Practice which was delivered on-line with artists from the two regions in 2020 and 2021. These case studies were developed as films by Róisín Loughrey and included here as part of the toolkit.
Creative Frame was established in 2014 by Leitrim County Council’s Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office as a professional development network for the creative sector in Leitrim. Creative Frame coordinates a year-round programme of seminars, training and mentoring activities for its 350 members while its website offers a forum for discussion and exchange and repository of other professional development resources. Creative Frame is funded by Leitrim County Council, Leitrim Local Enterprise Office and The Arts Council.