This Irish Architecture Foundation open call for new Reimagine placemaking projects invites community groups to apply in partnership with an architect who has a connection to their town or village. The architect can either be currently living in the town or village, have grown up there, or have family in the locality. Project proposals should focus on town centre regeneration and align with the Town Centre First Policy published by the Government of Ireland in 2022.
Submission deadline: 16 January 2023
Five successful submissions will be awarded €10,000 each. Submissions will be assessed by a panel of experts, including architects, IAF staff and Town Centre First Policy experts.
Hometown Architect is part of the IAF’s nationwide Reimagine placemaking programme, which works with communities across Ireland to co-create and co-design solutions to problems or opportunities they have identified in their locality. Hometown Architect is funded by the Arts Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.
We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.