Creative Ireland workshop

Creative Ireland workshop

Cavan County Council will host a public workshop on the Government’s new Creative Ireland programme at Hotel Kilmore on Monday, 10 April at 6.30pm.

Published on: 14 Mar 2017

Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, running from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.

Creative Ireland aims to bring an enhanced level of coordination, focus and leadership to existing policies and initiatives across national and local government, State agencies, the arts and culture sector, Gaeltacht and Irish language organisations, and will provide linkages to the private business and NGO sectors.

This event on Monday, 10 April will seek input from artists, educators, creatives and community groups as to how County Cavan can engage with the Creative Ireland programme’s five key pillars:

·         Enabling the Creative Potential of Every Child

·         Enabling Creativity in Every Community

·         Investing in our Creative and Cultural Infrastructure

·         Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Media Production

·         Unifying our Global Reputation

Cavan County Council will award a limited number of grants to projects in the county that can demonstrate compatibility with at least two of these five pillars. These grants will be between €500 and €1500 in value and only projects that have not received other funding from Cavan County Council will be eligible.

The event will be opened by Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr Fergal Curtin; also present at the event will be Programme Director John Concannon, who will explain the Government’s vision for Creative Ireland and place County Cavan’s efforts in a national context, along with Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD,  and Chief Executive of Cavan County Council, Tommy Ryan.

All are welcome to this event. For further information on Creative Ireland, visit   

Grant information:

To apply for a Cavan County Council Creative Ireland grant, give a brief 300-500 word outline of your project, explaining how it is aligned with two or more Creative Ireland pillars. Applications must be submitted by post to Culture Team Co-ordinator, County Cavan Library Service, Johnston Central Library, Farnham St Cavan, or by email to by 5pm on Friday, 21 April.