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‘Waking the Muse’

A documentary by Seán Treacy and Órla Morris Toolen, the world premiere takes place in the Savoy Cinema, Dublin on Thursday 28th October. Viewers can also watch the documentary on RTÉ2 at 4.05pm on Saturday 30th October.

Meet Techinee Nawaing, Cian Newman, and Niamh Porter, three young creatives who joined the Junk Kouture community while in secondary school in Ireland and who have gone on to pursue their passion for art, fashion and design after their participation in the competition. They are the subjects of a brand-new documentary, commissioned by the Creative Ireland Programme and Junk Kouture, ‘Waking the Muse’, with young award-winning Irish filmmaker Seán Treacy (17) and Junk Kouture Production Coordinator Órla Morris Toolen (21) acting as co-directors and producers.

Creative Climate Action Fund

Stunning coastal light installations, reimagined Bord na Móna villages, city-wide decarbonisation projects and even pop-up energy stores, these are just some of the fascinating projects included in the €2 million Creative Climate Action Fund announcement made by Ministers Catherine Martin and Eamon Ryan.

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Creative Climate Action

Open Video

Creative Communities

The Community Time Machine

Age Friendly Ireland, the Creative Ireland Programme and the Department of Rural and Community Development have launched a new initiative to combat isolation and preserve the social history of small communities throughout Ireland.

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Creative Youth

· 188 new schools join Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools

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

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education today (6 October, 2021) announced the 269 new schools that will participate in the Creative Ireland Programme initiatives - Creative Schools and Creative Clusters.

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