CREATIVE SPARK IS THE CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION FOR THE NORTH-EAST

 

Creative Spark was established in 2012 to promote innovative and creative businesses, including new and established enterprises in Louth and the wider north-east region.

Creative Spark provides a dedicated training and workspace facility in Dundalk. We welcome and support new and established businesses operating within the creative industries, innovation, technology, and sustainable energy sectors.

Providing dedicated training and ‘learning lab’ facilities and affordable workspace, Creative Spark offers an environment where innovation and creativity can flourish. Networking, peer-to-peer exchange and connectivity are a daily reality for the business community working, learning and meeting in the centre.

All our offices provide a bright, contemporary, comfortable and professional working environment for your business. Each office is equipped with multiple data points (Cat6A) connecting you to our dedicated high-speed fibre broadband.

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• 24/7 hour access
• Uncontended high-speed fibre broadband service
• Reception service, including individual post box
• Communal kitchen area
• Telephone & data points, digital telephone handsets
• Serviced communal areas, heating & building insurance
• Free parking & cycle racks
• Discounted use of meeting rooms20170323_121112
• Networking & training events
• Mentoring & business support

Creative Spark letting policy 2017

Creative Spark Workspace Application Form

Co-working offers your own dedicated desk at Creative Spark allowing you to create a regular working space within our friendly working environment.

Our co-working package includes dedicated desk, chair, lockable pedestal storage, Wi-Fi, postal address service, access key and fob.

Use our Hot-desking option to share the light, airy, vibrant office space with the Creative Spark
residents on a part time or ad hoc basis. A nice change from working from home or in a café…

Creative Spark hot desk co working application form 2017

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Creative Spark Ceramics Open Studio

All Kilns to be pre booked and paid in office in advance during office hours: (Mon–Fri 9-5)

Kiln Room Fees Price
Kiln 1:  Nabertherm Glass Kiln € 35.00   per firing
Kiln 2:  Rohde Front Loader € 35.00   per firing
Kiln 3:  Rohde Top Loader € 30.00   per firing
Kiln 4: Paragon Jewellery Kiln € 20.00   per firing

 

If you would like to make a booking or for further information please contact +353 42 938 5720 or click here to email

Creative Spark Print Studio is a non-profit twenty-four hour access print workshop and visual artists’ resource organisation, committed to providing facilities and opportunities to emerging and established visual artists. The studio aims to provide membership to creative practitioners from Louth and the border areas. We aim to develop as an education resource to provide print training in the region. We are committed to collaboration with other arts organizations on a local, national and international level, striving to promote printmaking as a dynamic, innovative, contemporary medium. The newly equipped print studio has facilities (listed below) for etching, screen-print, relief printmaking, textile and digital printing. We run classes regularly and are interested in hearing from individuals and groups interested in learning.

Etching Screen-printing
Photo Polymer and
Polymetaal etching press JSV-60, Bed 60 x 120cm
Polymetaal etching press JPV-90, Bed 90 x 180cm
Natgraph U.V. exposure unit
Electric Hotplate 35X50cm
Drying boards
Water-based screen inks are used with fine-mesh screens.
4 table mounted screen presses
Natgraph screen drying cabinet
Natgraph U.V. exposure unit
Natgraph High pressure screen wash out unit.
2 Paper racks
Crown Vacuum Print Table
Relief printing Textiles
Polymetaal relief press, bed size 35 X 45cm
Selection of rollers
Paper rack
Natgraph U.V. Exposure unit for plates
Xpress heat press 38 x 50 cm
Light box 45 x 61cm
Screen-printing on textiles (see above)
Digital
Epson stylus SP7900, 24” A1 Size
A4 laser printer
Photoshop Elements/ MS Windows

 

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Courses at our print studio

Print Studio membership form 2017/2018

Training Space
A range of flexible training and meeting rooms are available to hire at Creative Spark. Each meeting room offers a comfortable contemporary environment and rooms are fully equipped with AV facilities.

Training space is used by Creative Spark to deliver targeted specific training meeting the needs of its clients and the local enterprise eco-system and is available to rent by individuals and companies delivering training and events.

Creative Spark training & meeting space hire rates 2017

Our Postal Address Service includes mail receipt and holding service for just €30 per month.

Creative Spark postal address application form 2017