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Creative Ireland Mayo


Creative Ireland is a five-year all-of-government initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which at its core is a wellbeing strategy which aims to improve access to cultural and creative activity in every county across the country.   

Creative Communities is a local authority-led initiative which pioneers and supports local creative projects in arts, heritage, local history, STEAM and the creative industries. 

The Creative Ireland Programme established a Culture and Creativity Team in each of the 31 local authorities. Each team comprises cross-sectoral expertise including arts, heritage, libraries, enterprise and community engagement, to foster collaboration and spark new initiatives. Austin Vaughan is the Mayo Creative Ireland Coordinator and County Librarian avaughan@mayococo.ie  

For more information visit the Creative Ireland website here.  

View past and current Creative Ireland Mayo events here.

View the County Mayo Culture and Creativity Strategy 2019-2022 here.

Creative Schools is a flagship of the Creative Youth plan – led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Departments of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Education & Skills and Children & Youth Affairs, the project is supporting schools of every type, in every county to start a new creative journey. 

Primary and post primary schools, and within that DEIS and special schools are a strong focus. The list of current schools is here.

For more information on Creative Schools visit The Arts Council website

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