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Creative Ireland Programme extended to 2027

Along with established programmes of work in Creative Communities and Creative Youth, new priorities will be pursued in the areas of Creative Industries, Creative Health and Wellbeing and Climate Action and Social Sustainability.


On our way to a decade of creativity

With an impressive 7,500+ creative initiatives already completed to date, we’re delighted to confirm that the Creative Ireland Programme will continue to 2027. Check out some of our highlights from the last 5 years.

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Creative Climate Action II: Agents of Change

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Creative Communities

€6.6m announced for Creative Ireland local authority projects in 2022

Announced in January by Minister Catherine Martin TD and Minister Darragh O’ Brien TD, the funding will offer thousands of opportunities for people of all ages across Ireland to engage with creative projects in their local areas.

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Creative Youth

· 186 new schools join Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools

· 78 additional schools will join the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters initiative

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced (5.10.22) the creation of 21 new 2022 Creative Clusters comprising 78 schools. The Department of Education’s budget for Creative Clusters in 2022 is €595,000.

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