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Creative Ireland, Creative Youth Programme

Who We Are

The Creative Ireland Programme is overseen by the Department of the Taoiseach and led by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The national programme office is based within the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Dublin, under the directorship of Tania Banotti.

Creative Communities is supported by a Culture and Creativity Team within each local authority, under the guidance and leadership of a local Creative Ireland Co-ordinator.  Click here to find details of your local authority team.

Creative Youth is supported by a working group of officials from the Creative Ireland Programme office, the Department of Education and Skills, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Arts Council. An Expert Advisory group of arts and education experts and policy-makers, chaired by Professor Ciaran Benson, guide and oversee the implementation of the Creative Youth Plan.

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