Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022
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 wellbeing and achievement.
Culture and Creativity Plan 2017
County Galway is a cultural and creative hot spot, with arts and heritage playing central roles in the lives and wellbeing of all citizens of the county.
Galway has been awarded the European Region of Gastronomy for 2018 and European Capital of Culture for 2020, and is home to the largest Gaeltacht area in Ireland, with nearly 20% of the population of the county living, working and creating as Gaeilge. It’s precisely this richness of tradition and commitment to community that informed Galway’s Creative Ireland local Culture and Creativity Plan for 2017.
A whole range of further exciting projects are planned for Galway in 2017, just some of which include:
Key Events and Initiatives
• Galway’s Great Read, a read-for-pleasure initiative that will commemorate an historical event through readings, poetry, exhibitions, talks and reminiscences of life in Galway and Ireland
• Establishment of a portal for on-site support for Schools
• Support the ‘Architecture is …on the Edge’ (Æ) festival.
• Further building of Galway’s profile as a European Region of Gastronomy through the development of a website, documenting of Galways rich gastronomic heritage.
• Bringing a wide range of innovative services to schools, including The Scriobh Project, the Green Flag programme, Flying Film Squads, a Music Education partnership, and co-funded residencies with arts organisations
• Continued funding and training for community groups and supports schemes
To find out more read the Galway County Culture and Creativity Plan