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Galway City

Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022

Galway City, or The City of Tribes, has long been a home of youth, learning, diversity and creativity. A beacon of culture in Ireland’s west, its vibrant arts, culture, theatre, heritage and music scene makes it a true destination for artists, thinkers and creators of all kinds.

Galway City’s Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Plan builds on its recent successful bid for European Capital of Culture 2020, its designation as a UNESCO City of Film, the Urbanism Great Town award, the Purple Flag award, the FDI Micro-City of the Year award, European Region of Gastronomy 2018 and the European Green Leaf Award 2017 as Europe’s most environmentally sustainable small city.

A beacon of culture in Ireland’s west, Galway's vibrant arts, culture, theatre, heritage and music scene makes it a true destination for artists, thinkers and creators.

With Creative Ireland’s programme focused on the belief that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, Galway City’s Culture and Creativity Strategy is already seeing huge creative benefit and community engagement enrich the area.