Minister Josepha Madigan today announced some of the new opportunities to enjoy cultural and creative activities online being made available by our national cultural institutions, the Arts Council, Screen Ireland, TG4 and RTE, as well as by new partners like Facebook. The Creative Ireland Programme will be playing its part too. In the coming weeks, we will be offering a selection of free creative resources online to help you #CreateAtHome. From museums and galleries to Irish artists, designers, and writers, there are so many ways for you to get creative and keep your mind active while isolating.
Our partners in Fighting Words have continued their invaluable work by developing online resources to support creative writing in English and Irish. The Story-Starter, for primary school writers aged 7 to 12, will spark imaginations and help them get started on a story. Poems, stories, graphic fiction, plays and more are welcome from secondary school students aged 13 to 17, for inclusion in Analecta, their online anthology. Check them out at https://www.fightingwords.ie/news/we-want-your-stories-send-your-creative-writing-fighting-words