September 28, 2023
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Innovative Kilkenny project to radically reimagine town’s energy supply

An inovating county Kilkenny project has been awarded funding under the Government’s €2m Creative Climate Action fund.

The Callan Energy Store is among 14 projects nationwide who will recieve funding as part of the scheme announced by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

In Kilkenny, Asylum Productions will invite the citizens of Callan to radically reimagine their town’s energy supply.

Working with Loosysmokes aerial circus company and the Callan Community Energy Company (CCEC), Asylum Productions will open a pop-up Energy Store in the heart of Callan in May 2022, as part of ‘The Powerhouse Project’ – a two-year, multidisciplinary community engagement project that will invite the citizens of a small rural town to learn how they can power their lives in more sustainable and energy efficient way.

Using their ‘shop front’ model of community engagement, this space will be the focus for free community workshops, events and activities, bringing expert technologists in the fields of wind, solar and hydro-electric energy together with radical thinkers & doers, inventors and makers in the field of theatre and street arts.

The Creative Ireland initiative supports creative, cultural and artistic projects that build awareness around climate change and empowers citizens to make meaningful behavioural changes.

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