Creative Ireland Programme

Established in 2017, Creative Ireland is a national culture and wellbeing programme. It aims to ensure that every person in Ireland has the opportunity to realise their full creative potential, so that people, communities and places are inspired and transformed, through participation in creative activities.

The Creative Ireland Kerry programme, coordinated by the Kerry Arts Office, supports the county’s unique creative sector, while providing meaningful opportunities for citizens and local communities to engage with the sector, and developing pathways to enhanced creativity.

Funding from Creative Ireland has allowed us to support Architecture Kerry and Fighting Words Kerry, provide creative mentoring through Kerry’s Local Enterprise Office, programme events for Bealtaine and Cruinniú na nÓg, ensure greater reach of our Artist in Residence and Culture Night programmes and promote creative opportunities and events on a monthly Creative Kingdom slot (on the second Saturday of the month), as part of Radio Kerry’s Saturday Supplement, on a yearly basis. It has also enabled us to annually support a variety of projects through our Culture Team.

Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022

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Architecture Kerry 2019 (Photo: Pauline Dennigan)