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 this year, 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. Multiple discussions led to the idea of personal and collective creativity as a policy objective.
The best way to nurture the creative imagination is through active engagement with arts and culture. Promoting creativity provides us with a strategy for individual wellbeing, social cohesion and economic success.
This all-of-government initiative is an ambitious plan, possibly one of the most important initiatives of our time. It calls on all of us to play a part in placing our rich cultural heritage, and its potential, at the centre of our lives.
It is an initiative that can define us for generations to come. It can redefine our role as a small sovereign republic in a globalised world. It is an important statement to ourselves and to the world.
Culture and creativity are the greatest assets of any society. It is our duty to do everything we can to unleash the full creative potential of our people. That is what this initiative is all about.
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Contact Details for the Creative Ireland Programme
Creative Ireland Programme Project Office
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Third Floor, Joyce House,
8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2.
Further information on the Creative Ireland Programme is available at http://creative.ireland.ie