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News | Creative Communities Getting creative around the country

Looking to get creative? On Saturday 15 July a special Irish Times supplement will give you 40+ ways to do just that.

Boosting our attitudes to and our investment in Ireland’s culture, wellbeing and creativity, Creative Ireland’s array of strategic initiatives and events are now well underway across the country.

Communities nationwide are enjoying increased creative investment and opportunities via the recently launched Local Authorities’ Culture and Creativity Plans.

Some of this takes shape in the enhancement of popular existing events, as well as brand new ones like County Cork’s inaugural West Cork History Festival, a dedicated children’s book festival in Galway City and an outdoor art initiative in County Louth.

On Saturday 15 July a special Irish Times supplement will profile the many ways in which the spark of creativity is spreading across Ireland.

On Saturday 15 July a special Irish Times supplement will profile the many ways in which the spark of creativity is spreading across Ireland. It’s becoming evident in our up-and-coming innovators and creators, in our global reputation, our local communities and schools and our rich, ever-evolving culture.

The supplement will give the lowdown on creative events and activities for all the family and will also shine a spotlight on the burgeoning young artists, makers and creators to watch out for in 2018. Looking to get creative over the summer? The publication will also give you 40+ ways to do just that across the July, August and beyond.

Now that every Local Authority has published its own unique 2017 Culture and Creativity Plan, everyone from Malin Head to Mizen Head can find out just how to get those creative juices flowing in their local areas.

There’s plenty to enjoy and get involved in, to find out what events and initiatives are taking place near you, view your area’s Culture and Creativity Plan.

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