Creative Ireland s the Governments Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 - a five year initiative, from 2017 to 2022 which places creativity at the centre of public policy. It is a high level, high ambition, all of government initiative to mainstream creativity in the life of the nation so that individually and collectively, in our personal lives and in our institutions, we can realise our full potential.
Creative Ireland is a culture based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal well being and achievement.
Creative Ireland is the main implementation vehicle for the priorities identified in Culture 2025/Éire Ildánach, the draft cultural policy published by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in July 2016, which sees a vibrant cultural ecosystem as essential to society. Culture 2025/Éire Ildánach states that arts and culture are intrinsic to the Irish State, and acknowledges the need to increase access to, and participation in, the arts, boost our creative industries and preserve our heritage with a particular focus on language, landscape and the environment.
The Creative Ireland programme can be downloaded from www.creative.ireland.com
Please see documentation and form attached.