Culture is a huge part of the Irish identity and, as a nation we are renowned for our writers, actors and artists.
Culture Ireland recognises the significance of culture and cultural identity for our emigrants. It supports arts events which offer an important opportunity to engage with the diaspora and support them in maintaining their cultural ties to Ireland. Website: www.cultureireland.ie
Creative Ireland is the Government's Legacy Programme following on from the Ireland 2016 Centenary celebrations. It is a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.
Creative Ireland is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement.
For more information of the background to Creative Ireland and their programme visit their website here or visit the Ireland.ie website to find out more about what projects and activities are ongoing.
Inspiring Ireland is an ambitious project to share high quality images of Ireland’s treasured cultural assets in a single curated, interactive website www.inspiring-ireland.ie
Breaking Tunes is an online music portal which contains information and resources for Irish bands and artists, industry professionals, media, and fans, at home and abroad, including details and playlists of over 5,000 emerging and established Irish acts. Breaking Tunes is a project run by First Music Contact, a free information & advice resource for Irish musicians at any career level, and is funded by The Arts Council.