County Wexford Chamber welcomes funding of €175,161 that has been allocated to County Wexford for the 2022 Creative Ireland Programme, ‘Creative Communities’.
The funding is part of an overall national allocation of €6.6m that was announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’ Brien TD.
Creative Communities is a partnership initiative between the ministers’ departments and all 31 local authorities in the country are being allocated money from it.
Last year the programme enabled local authorities to deliver almost 1,500 community-led creative projects.
The funding includes planning for an enhanced Cruinniú na nÓg, – Ireland’s national day celebrating young people’s creativity, to be held in June 2022.
There will also be projects around creativity in older age with opportunities for older people to participate in creative activities.
Another initiative will focus attention on Creative Climate Action projects, in partnership with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
Through that programme the talents of artists and the wider creative industries will be utilised to connect people with profound changes happening in the environment, society and economy arising from climate change.