Applications invited for Creative Ireland Programme Scheme

Applications invited for Creative Ireland Programme Scheme

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms. Josepha Madigan, T.D has announced details of the new Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019, with grants of between €10,000 and €70,000 available to successful applicants.

Published on: 25 May 2018

This new Scheme aims to identify, support and collaborate with a range of strategic partners on projects that are genuinely innovative, will significantly add value and/or scale to the implementation of the Programme and which will help inform policy and/or cross-sectoral development in the area of culture, creativity and wellbeing. 


Grants of between €10,000 and €70,000 are available to individuals, organisations, community groups, colleges and cultural institutions, amongst others, from an overall fund of €500,000 for this year. Up to 70% of total project costs will be funded. Three themes have been identified as areas of priority for the Partnership Scheme - Individual and Collective Wellbeing, Innovation and Connecting Communities


Speaking at the announcement of the Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018, Minister Madigan said "The Creative Ireland Programme is an ambitious and ground-breaking initiative which aims to enhance individual and collective wellbeing through increased participation in creative activity.


“Much has been achieved in the first year of the Programme, from Culture Teams in every Local Authority finalizing their five-year Culture and Creativity plans to the cross-departmental implementation of the ambitious Creative Youth Plan, which is now well underway. We’re also looking forward to announcing details shortly of our first Cruinniú na nÓg, a national day of youthful creativity, which will unlock the creative potential of children and young people with events taking place in towns and communities across the country.”


Details and application forms for the Creative Ireland Programme Scheme 2018/2019 are available at  Deadline for receipt of application forms is midnight on Friday, 8 June 2018.