Aims & Objectives

CORACLE has been developed to provide additional higher level skills to the creative and cultural sector. The project aims to maximise the economic, social and cultural value of the creative and cultural arts to the regions of South West Wales and South East Ireland.

The partnership will work with practitioners to foster knowledge exchange and develop new enterprise opportunities. Training will be provided in all aspects of event management, creating opportunities for exchange of best practice, and improved awareness of environmental management, legislation and social inclusion. Specific focus will be on the importance of both Welsh and Irish and the culture of each region, identifying the potential economic value.

The CORACLE project will:

  • Promote, provide access to, & develop higher level skills for creative artists & festival organisations,
  • Stimulate entrepreneurship opportunities for creative & cultural arts students from both regions, with particular emphasis on the potential for interdisciplinary & interregional collaboration,
  • Promote wider economic regeneration through optimising the value of the creative arts & the distinctive culture of both regions to the tourism economy,
  • Promote the value of social inclusion through the creative & cultural arts by supporting access for socially, physically or economically disadvantaged groups,
  • Provide opportunities to exchange expertise and ideas between creative & cultural arts practitioners, academics and students to enhance innovative enterprise development,
  • Promote best practice in sustainable use of resources in the development of enterprise opportunities.
Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Trinity College Carmarthen LP 706,152 941,537
IT Carlow Wexford Campus 282,947 377,263
Wexford Arts Centre 118,311 157,747
Wexford County Council 96,743 128,990
Carmathenshire County Council 20,749 43,774
Total 1,224,902 1,649,311

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:

Carlow, Dublin, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire


Name Organisation Email Telephone
Dominic Williams - University of Wales Trinity St. David, Carmarthen Campus, Carmarthen SA31 3EP WALES
Sarah Hendry - Institute of Technology Carlow, Wexford Campus, Summerhill Road, Wexford IRELAND