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Creative Industries

Ireland as a Centre of Excellence in Media Production

The overarching, long-term objective of this pillar is to elevate the creative industries including media, architecture, design, digital technology, fashion, food and crafts.

The overarching, long-term objective of this pillar is to elevate the creative industries including media, architecture, design, digital technology, fashion, food and crafts drawing together, on an all-of-government basis, State agencies, industry partners and those engaged in fostering innovation in enterprise.

As an initial project the key focus will be on Ireland’s potential to be a global leader in film production, TV drama, documentary, children’s storytelling, and animation for the screen. Ireland has the creative talent, storytelling/literary history, international credibility, geographic location and incentive structures to compete on a global level, to tell compelling Irish and universal stories, and to grow and sustain a vibrant creative audio-visual sector.

Creative Ireland will provide a context and platform for a major initiative involving the Irish Film Board, RTÉ, the independent production sector, third level institutions, and other stakeholders to enable and position this sector to be an international leader. With many new and highly resourced buyers and distributors looking for high quality content and a globally connected audience, the opportunity is significant. Creative Ireland will facilitate an industry-wide plan to ensure strategic coherence around the objective of making Ireland a leader in this sector.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will be key partners in this pillar.

Click here for a downloadable .pdf of the programme.

The Five Pillars of Creative Ireland