Creative Ireland Programme

The Creative Ireland Programme is an invitation to the entire country to get involved in something truly inspirational. At its heart is collaboration – between central and local government, between culture and industry, between artists and policy makers – to facilitate an ecosystem of creativity.

The transformational potential of culture was understood by the revolutionary generation. During 2016, as we commemorated the events that led to the foundation of our state, we rediscovered the power of cultural creativity to bring communities together and to strengthen our sense of identity.

That is why it became obvious that we should build a legacy of 2016 around our cultural heritage. This is the Creative Ireland Programme, a five-year initiative from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. It centres around five pillars:

  1. Enabling the Creative Potential of Every Child;
  2. Enabling Creativity in Every Community;
  3. Investing in our Creative and Cultural Infrastructure;
  4. Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Media Production;
  5. Unifying our Global Reputation.

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