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Grants for inspiring additions to Electric Picnic's trailer park

April 29th, 2017 8:15 PM

By Southern Star Team

Let your creative juices flow with ideas for this year's grant-aided trailer park at Electric Picnic in Stradbally.

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THE Electric Picnic festival’s Trailer Park is looking for the most jaw dropping, inspiring and creative caravan ideas to join their mobiletropolis. 

Each year up to 15 grants are given out to creative collectives (or individuals) to invent, design, build and host their own caravan or mobile structure at Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois. 

It can be anything, by anyone – designers, artists, engineers, technicians, builders, food scientists, architects, and dreamers-with-a-will.

So whether you are raiding a scrappage or salvage yard, or gutting an old 1960 Monza to become a small cinema or just have a weakness for far-fetched DIY, Electric Picnic is looking for the most jaw-dropping, inspiring and creative caravan-based ideas to join their Trailer Park.

The competition will close on Tuesday, 25th April.

There are up to 15 cash grants, ranging from €150 to €1500 – and the organisers are even willing to stretch the budget if an exceptional idea is put on the table. 

These grants will help buy the materials needed and to cover the cost of the work involved. The caravan does not need to be roadworthy, but take time to consider the lighting, interior, exterior etc. Projects that stand on their own as a place of entertainment, or that draw people in and are a place of wonder in their own right. The keyword to consider here is ‘interactive’.

To discuss an idea before submitting an application, contact [email protected]

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