The Creative Ireland Programme led by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media is designed to promote creativity as a strategy for wellbeing, social cohesion, and economic success. Its core proposition is that participation in cultural and creative activity promotes individual, community and national wellbeing. The Programme therefore provides a framework where people in Ireland can realise their full creative potential, by encouraging, facilitating and supporting collaboration. To this end, the Department strives through Creative Ireland to promote understanding and appreciation of the value of creativity in all its forms, and embed creativity across public policy. Since 2018 the 31 local authorities have delivered more than 7,500 creative initiatives.
Borris Lace by Post – This heritage craft project focused on the traditional craft of Borris Lace, the community were invited to participate in the project by signing up to receive a monthly Borris Lace Pack. The project culminated in an exhibition and film screening at Borris House.
Reimagine Letterkenny was an innovative pedestrian ‘cultural corridor’ reimagined in collaboration with the Irish Architecture Foundation, and now part of the Letterkenny 2040 regeneration plan.
dlr Scéal Trails – The first of its kind in a public library setting in Ireland, dlr Scéal Trails are story walks for everyone to read and enjoy in an outdoor setting. The aim is to promote and encourage reading in an outdoor setting, outside of the classroom or library space. They promote Irish authors and illustrators and encourage intergenerational engagement where parents, grandparents, families and friends can engage together with a book.