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Kildare’s Culture and Creativity team

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Kildare’s Culture and Creativity team

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28/02/22

Kildare’s Culture and Creativity team

Kildare’s Culture and Creativity team, working within the national Creative Ireland Creative Communities programme, have achieved a lot since it was established in 2018.

We pride ourselves on our innovative creative climate action projects with artists and creatives, supported by strong partnerships with the Department of Geography, Maynooth University and community organisations.  Encouraging individuals to actively engage with biodiversity and nature, we actively encourage Citizen Scientist programmes.  As we emerge from Covid19, the Culture and Creativity team will further support imaginative place making in outdoors facilities and resources across the county.

We celebrate Kildare’s heritage, with a Shackleton inspired collaboration with the County Kildare Orchestra and renowned uilleann piper Brian Hughes launching in autumn 2022, marking the 100th anniversary of his death.  Synonymous with Kildare, the Creative Ireland team are leading out on a Brigid 1500 programme, as we approach the 1,500th anniversary of the death of the saint, goddess and feminist in 2024.

An Age Friendly county, and with Kildare County Council’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing programme, we are committed to providing quality arts experiences for our older citizens, across artforms and embracing technology.  The Stitching the Community Together project, supported under the national Creativity in Older People programme, incorporates intergenerational workshop on wool and knitting, virtual reality educational resource, exploring ‘Farm-to-Fleece’ process and exhibition.

Children and young people are celebrated through our annual Cruinniú na nÓg programme and across the year through our support for youth theatres and beyond.  Championed Irish Sign Language programmes with Athy Sing and Sign Club, we also recognise the universal language of the arts and creativity and endeavour to embrace all members of our community, with projects that support and represent individuals from diverse background.

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